Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has received a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best award for 2022. This prestigious award places the popular Cape Town-based Garden attraction in the top 1% of ‘things to do’ worldwide.

The Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best award is the highest achievement of excellence the travel industry recognises. Accommodations, destinations and experiences that are honoured within this category are determined by the most recent reviews on TripAdvisor in the last 12 months, and the quality and quantity of these reviews.

“We are extremely honoured to receive this award from TripAdvisor. Hard work and immense dedication goes into upholding the experience we aim to provide at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. This acknowledgement from our visitors provides additional encouragement for our team to deliver quality customer service and continue to go from strength to strength”, says Werner Voigt, the Curator of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Great Tourism Month News: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is awarded a TripAdvisor Global Top Destination

1 to 30 September is Tourism Month

Tourism Month is celebrated annually in September, and provides a heightened month-long focus on the importance of the sector to the South African economy. It features themed activities that are aligned to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Day celebrations.

This global observance day by The United Nations World Tourism Organisation aims to foster awareness of tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value and the contribution that the sector can make towards reaching the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Tourism Month encourage South Africans to travel domestically to sustain jobs and support the recovery of tourism in line with the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan.

The Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best award is not only an exciting achievement for Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden but certainly one for the broader South African tourism economy too.

The Botanical Garden is celebrated both nationally and internationally as one of the Cape Town Big 6 – a marketing collaboration of six iconic tourist attractions in and around Cape Town. These attractions include Cape Point, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Robben Island Museum, Groot Constantia, V&A Waterfront, and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

The V&A Waterfront has also been awarded the Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best award, while Groot Constantia, Cape Point and the Cableway received a Travellers Choice Award – placing these three attractions in the top 10%. This international recognition of Capetonian tourist attractions is a testament to a promising path for the revival of the South African tourism industry.

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