Constantia Uitsig and Kirstenbosch Gardens


Yesterday we toured the famous gardens on the mountainside near Constantia. We are staying at the Constantia Uitsig which is a lovely little vineyard hotel. Beautiful! At the gardens many species were just past their bloom, but it was still a spectacular place with the mountains in the background just beyond and the Gardens growing up the mountainside. We particularly enjoyed The Braille Walk in the forest as it was a hot day and we were sunburnt from the Cape Point walk the day before. Sharen McDonald knows a lot about the Gardens and advised about what not to miss!

Today we left Constantia for Cape Town and back to the Hilton. We are meeting friends from Tswalu for dinner tonight in Camps Bay, then to the airport in the morning back to Johannesburg. We have slowly begun our journey home. Sad to leave this beautiful country but ready to be back with family, friends and work that is waiting. It has been a spectacular trip! Again our thanks to Adrian and Susan Doull for their very valuable help in planning.

2 Replies to “Constantia Uitsig and Kirstenbosch Gardens”

  1. Really happy for you that it worked out you could visit the gardens as they sound so unique and love the Nelson Mandela tribute and his quotation. Thank you for sharing all your incredible memories with us.

  2. Thank you for posting that photo., indeed.

    I was in Cape Town some time ago and I had an amazing lifetime experiences of all kinds. One of them was visiting the botanical gardens which are fascinating. However, I wrote down this quote of Mr. Mandela but eventually lost it.

    Will do my best I keep it safe now.

    Will return to those gardens someday for sure.

    Thank you again.

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