Enjoy the #WinterWonders of Kirstenbosch with free entry for kids during the school holidays.

FREE entry for kids this school holidays!*

From Saturday 15th June to Monday 8th July 2019, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is hosting its annual Winter Wonders Special. Children 17 years and younger get FREE* entry to Kirstenbosch and the chance to enjoy an exciting kids programme, packed with fun-filled activities at the Moyo Kirstenbosch Restaurant. These include drumming, arts ‘n crafts, slime-making, movies and more.

The Winter Wonders Special is a great opportunity for families to explore the most beautiful garden in Africa and learn more about its magnificent and meticulously-cultivated indigenous flora.

It’s best to make a day of it, so pack a picnic and head over to the info desk, and ask about the free 90 minute guided tours, or simply grab a map and go your own way. To begin your adventure, start with The Conservatory – a desert house with a majestic baobab tree in its centre, succulent treasures and ‘weird’ welwitschias – also known as ‘tweeblaarkanniedood’.

Then take a walk on the wild side towards the Tree Canopy Walkway (aka ‘The Boomslang‘) and tell the kids to be on the lookout for birds and dinosaurs (well, life-sized sculptures of them anyway!) lurking behind giant cycads in the Cycad Amphitheatre. Walking further up, you’ll spot different species of flowering proteas.  Near Gate 2, you can see some of the healing plants in the Useful Plants Garden, explore with your nose in the Fragrance Garden and appreciate the beauty of African art in the Sculpture Garden.

Moyo is located nearest to the Visitors’ Centre (Gate 1) at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Rhodes Drive, Newlands. Kirstenbosch is open every day from 08h00-18h00 in winter.

For more information contact Kirstenbosch on 021 799 8783. For more information about the Winter Wonders kids activity programme at Moyo Kirstenbosch contact them on 021 762 9585.

Moyo Kirstenbosch Kids Play FREE* 

Head over to Moyo and feast from the hearty winter menu, which offers favourites such as flambéed kudu fillet, vegan shakshouka and moyo mousse with a twist. A special kids menu is also available, all to be enjoyed next to one of the cosy fireplaces.

Moyo Kirstenbosch Winter Wonders Programme runs every day from 15 June to 8 July 2019, 11:00 – 16:00.

Kids visiting Moyo Kirstenbosch during this period will be treated to a jam-packed entertainment programme with lots of free activities – kids movies, kids drumming, slime making, arts and crafts and so much more…

The Moyo Food Truck will be available Monday to Friday 11am till 4pm

*The kiddie mechanical rides are coin-operated, but the remainder of the activities on the programme is free. 


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