The Kirstenbosch Winter Wonders Holiday Programme will run from 23 June – 16 July 2018, children up to the age of 17 have FREE access to Kirstenbosch. In addition to this, several family and children activities are planned, most of them FREE of charge.

Winter Wonders Holiday Programme

Make the beautiful Kirstenbosch Garden your playground this school holiday. The 36 hectares of cultivated garden includes the Fynbos Garden, Forest Braille Trail and Fragrance Garden, Useful Plants Garden and Water-wise Garden.

Young nature lovers can discover the freshwater fish and frogs of our area with the Kirstenbosch estate management team, or do some bird watching with a bird expert from the Cape Bird Club. Our Gold Fields Environmental Education Centre will also be running workshops that combine a walk through the Garden with a craft activity, using recycled materials and items collected from nature.

Moyo Restaurant will provide lots of fun for the children with drumming sessions, magic shows and puppet shows, as well as a daily play area.


Find the full Winter Wonders activities programme here.

Activity Station and Soft Play Area at Moyo Restaurant 
Free for the whole family. Suitable for the whole Family.

Freshwater Fish and Frog Walk

Free for the whole family. Suitable for the whole Family.

Kids Drumming at Moyo Restaurant
Free for the whole family. Suitable for the whole Family.

Magic Show at Moyo Restaurant  
Free. Suitable for the whole Family.

Bird Walk

Free for the whole family. Wear: Comfortable shoes and bring Binoculars (optional).
Suitable for the whole Family.

Puppet Show
 at Moyo Restaurant
Free. Suitable for the age Group: 3 to 7 years

Creating Creatures from Waste
A half day filled with an exploratory walk into Kirstenbosch Garden, observing creatures in the forest, fynbos and rivers, then return to create an animal.
R60 per child and is suitable for children grade 4–6 (approximately 10 – 12 years). Booking and pre-payment is essential with Nazeerah or Jackie: 021 799 8670,

Nature’s Treasure Box
A half day filled with Children will take part in fun games, story-telling, and an exploratory walk in our magical Garden, whereafter they will create their own treasure box.
R60 per child and is suitable for children Grade R – 3 (approximately 6–9 years). Booking and pre-payment is essential with Nazeerah or Jackie: 021 799 8670,

Moyo Restaurant Winter Menu

During winter, young and old alike can also enjoy an African feast at great prices with Moyo’s set menu and breakfast winter promos. The menus can be found at

Kirstenbosch Tea Room Promo

At the Kirstenbosch Tea Room (Gate 2), each child who has a meal will receive a free cupcake.

Kirstenbosch Nursery

Winter is aloe time, so make a turn at the Kirstenbosch Centre for Home Gardening (Gate 2), who has a beautiful variety of blooming aloes in stock at the moment.

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