The home of ILTM Africa 2020

  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden - The home of ILTM Africa 2020

    The moyo restaurant at Kirstenbosch will again be transformed into ILTM Africa’s meeting space during the 2020 event. Set against the gardens’ great beauty, the venue prides itself on showcasing the warmth, friendliness and charm of Africa with curated entertainment and world-class African cuisine. moyo embodies Africa’s finest urban cuisines offering ILTM Africa attendees a taste of the continent.

    "Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain."

  • The Rocks of Kirstenbosch

    The sheer, silver-grey rocky cliffs that tower 1085 m above Kirstenbosch are a 600 m thick slab of hard and durable, coarse, pebbly, quartz sandstone, known as the Peninsula Formation. It rests on alternating layers of pink siltstone, maroon mudstone and pale brown sandstone, which together make up the 70 m thick Graafwater Formation. Both rest on bedrock of Cape Granite, which is easy to recognise because it looks like a cake mixture of bits of translucent white, pink, glassy brown and black.

    5 Things to do in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    • Tackle the Boomslang (Tree Canopy Walkway)
    • Take high tea in the Tea Room
    • Enjoy a picnic on the lawns
    • Join a free guided tour
    • Seek out a waterfall

    Wildlife and Biodiversity

    The Kirstenbosch estate covers 528 hectares, of which 36 ha is cultivated and the rest is a protected area supporting natural forest and fynbos, and a wide variety of indigenous birds, animals, reptiles, frogs and invertebrates. Kirstenbosch is adjacent to the Table Mountain National Park, and both form part of the Cape Floristic Region Protected Area that was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

    Tree Canopy Walkway

    The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway is a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum. Inspired by a snake skeleton, and informally called ‘The Boomslang‘ (meaning tree snake), it is a low-maintenance, low-impact sculptural raised walkway. The Walkway takes the visitor from the forest floor into and through the trees and bursts out above the canopy, giving spectacular panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, Garden and Cape Flats..

  • More information.

    For more information please visit https://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/ for the most up to date on what's happening. For the latest updates, follow KirstenboschNBG on Facebook.

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