The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Ms Barbara Creecy announced on the 30th of July, that all national botanical gardens will be allowed to open this coming Monday. Daily access to the botanical gardens will be monitored and limited once the safe carrying capacity for the area has been reached and all visitors will be required to wear cloth face masks, be temperature screened and complete a tracing register.

The department of environment, forestry and fisheries said no social gathering, picnics or public events would be allowed, although commercial facilities in the gardens, such as restaurants, had been allowed to open under level 3 of South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown regulations, subject to prescribed regulations for the respective areas of business. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will be open every day from 8am-6pm. To reduce contact, book and pay tickets online at Webtickets.

Here are Kirstenbosch’s strict health protocols, please adhere to them:
  1. Screening and contact tracing will be done upon entry
  2. Visitors will be expected to wear masks at all times while visiting Kirstenbosch
  3. Picnicking and gathering in social groups are not allowed
  4. The wearing of masks in public is mandatory: no mask, no entry
  5. Physical distancing measures will be strictly enforced
  6. Limitations of visitor numbers may be imposed
  7. The use of kiddies jungle gym is prohibited