Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens will implement dual pricing in April due to the increased costs to the organisation and financial setbacks of 2020 following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This decision was made at the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)’s annual entry ticket pricing review for the National Botanical Gardens.

It was concluded that a different pricing structure for Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will provide sufficient revenue that will meet their rising conservation needs and ability to maintain a high standard for visitors.

From April 1, 2021 Kirstenbosch will implement dual pricing for non-South African and South African residents visiting the Garden.

Non-South African residents of 18 years and older will pay R200 for an entry ticket. South African residents can enjoy a  lower rate that is only marginally more expensive than the current rate; adults (18 years and older) will pay R80, and South African students R45.

All learners between six and 17 years will pay R25 from April 1 and children under 6 years will continue having free access to the garden, irrespective of where they reside.

In order to claim the lower ticket rate, South African residents over 18 years can show their ID, a certified paper copy of their ID, an electronic copy of their ID or their driver’s licence. Students from a South African tertiary institute need to show their student card in order to qualify for the South African student rate.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden entry fees from April 1, 2021

– Non-South African Residents of 18 years and older: R200
– South African Residents of 18 years and older (with ID): R80
– Students from a South African institute (with student card): R45
– Scholars/Learners (6 – 17 years): R25
– Children under 6 years: Free
– BotSoc members (with membership card): Free
– South African residents over the age of 60 (with ID): Free on Tuesdays except on public holidays

To stay up-to-date with new developments, events and announcements at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden please visit their website or follow their social media pages. For more information contact Kirstenbosch on 021 799 8783.

Picture: Facebook / Kirstenbosch National Botancial Gardens

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