Chill out with the family at the Kirstenbosch Winter Wonders.

Create some heart-warming memories with your loved ones! Experience the “chilling” magic of the Winter Wonders programme when it returns to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, from 15 June to 8 July 2024.

With free entry for children 17 and under, it’s the perfect school holiday escape.

Take part in some sand art, rock painting and more at Moyo Restaurant 

From creative art sessions to interactive book readings, Winter Wonders has something to ignite the imagination in everyone. Kids will have an opportunity to explore, create and learn in Kirstenbosch’s beautiful setting.

This year’s Winter Wonders includes activities such as sand art, rock painting, chocolate experience, canvas painting and drumming. Each session costs R180 per child, which includes the experience of your choice, a kid’s lunch box, a photo magnet and more. Sessions run twice daily, offering you plenty of flexibility to plan your visit.

The activity schedule is as follows:

  • Sand art: 17 June, 27 June and 5 July
  • Rock painting: 18 June, 28 June and 3 July
  • Canvas painting: 19 June, 24 June and 2 July
  • Drumming: 20 June, 26 June and 1 July
  • Chocolate experience: 21 June, 25 June and 4 July

Each session runs from 10.30am to 11.30am, or 12.30pm to 1.30pm. 

Booking for these activities at Moyo Restaurant is essential. Book on 021 762 9585 or 

Fynkos children’s menu and soup 

Fynkos (formerly known as the Kirstenbosch Tea Room), has just introduced a kid’s menu for R60 per child. Each child under 18 years who orders any meal at Fynkos during the winter school holidays will receive a free milkshake. 

Fynkos’s range of delicious winter soup is also back!  

For more info and menu, visit Fynkos on Facebook or call 021 797 4883. 

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Book readings at the Botanical Society Bookshop

Complementing the hands-on activities, the Botanical Society Bookshop will host interactive book readings and mini workshops. Children can look forward to meeting authors and participating in engaging activities that bring stories to life. These events are free, but bookings need to be made in good time.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

International Day of Yoga 

There’s also a special celebration of International Day of Yoga on 22 June 2024, on the Kirstenbosch concert lawn from 9am to 11am, organised by the Indian Consulate General in Cape Town. 

Yoga teachers will lead a free yoga session for people of all ages, and everyone is welcome to join. 

Register in advance to join the free session: 

Plan your visit – connect with us

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is open daily from 8am to 6pm, providing you with ample time to enjoy the activities as well as explore our diverse flora and fauna. To make your visit much smoother, consider arriving on the City Sightseeing red bus, which offers you and your family special deals.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

For even greater convenience, do yourself a favour and sign up for the SANBI Gardens membership. This membership offers you access to all the National Botanical and Zoological Gardens for a year to stay connected with nature, support the maintenance of these beautiful spaces and improve your wellbeing in an affordable way.

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For any inquiries, contact the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden information office on 021 799 8783/021 799 8773, or email