Wednesday, October 30, 2013

#600 Kirstenbosch - most beautiful garden in the world

After the excitement of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s visit, we now return to our regularly scheduled blogging. 

When last we visited Kirstenbosch in 2011, we proclaimed it to be the most beautiful garden in Africa.  We must have been short-sighted.  It is certainly the most beautiful garden in all the world. 

On a sparkling spring day in Cape Town, we dock early, clear immigration, and walk straight to the Pick-n-Pay at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront that we remember from our previous visit.  With picnic ingredients stuffed in our backpack, we hop on the hop-on-hop-off bus (the blue route), savor the front row seats on the upper deck, and make our way around to the opposite side of Table Mountain to the Kirstenbosch National BotanicalGarden.

The 89-acre garden within a 1300-acre nature preserve enjoys a striking setting against Table Mountain full of birds of paradise, orange pincushions, and the king proteas.  Four hours of strolling are not enough.  Magnificent!

Yours in enjoying the majesty of Kirstenbosch,

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