Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in South Africa has the reputation of being the most beautiful garden in Africa and one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. Indeed, few gardens can match the splendor of this unique territory, located opposite the eastern slopes of Mount Table.

Antonio de Saldana was the first European to set foot on these lands in 1503. and climbed the mountain, which he named Taboa do Cabo. The garden itself bears the name of the Dutch ruler of the land in the 18th century - Kirsten and the suffix "bosch" - forest or shrub. Subsequently, the territory had a number of owners, but the last of them - Cecil Rhodes, a British mining tycoon and politician, bequeathed it to the nation after his death in 1902.
The garden itself was founded in 1913g. with an emphasis on preserving the unique flora of the country. It is the first botanical garden in the world with this character. Administered by National Institute for Biological DiversitySANBI) in South Africa.
The garden also includes a large greenhouse (of the botanical society), exhibiting plants from different arid regions that would not survive in an unnatural open environment.
There are over 7 000 species in Kirstenbosch, including very rare and endangered species. This is a piece of paradise that one must visit in South Africa.