Situated in the most tranquil and beautiful of settings, the Silver Tree restaurant at Kirstenbosch is world renowned for its fine food and spectacular surroundings. No matter what the season the natural beauty is infused into the restaurant. From casual breakfasts to formal dinners, the Silver Tree restaurant will enchant you.

We invite you to discover the heart of quality dining, personal service and warmth in the most beautiful gardens in the world! Join us at the Silver Tree restaurant for a truly Capetonian experience.



Silver Tree Restaurant, in conjunction with Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, is proud to offer you the facilities of the Old Mutual Conference & Exhibition centre. This venue is situated in the Kirstenbosch visitors centre, the main gateway into the botanical gardens.

The facility accommodates up to 380 delegates and is suitable for events such as product launches, conferences & other corporate and private functions.

With a backdrop of the gardens and the co-ordinating and catering skills of the Silver Tree Restaurant your function is sure to be a great success.



Our casual Fynbos deli offers a wide choice of take away as well as self service sit down eats. A selection of fresh salads and hot meals are available daily. Try our delicious sandwich fillings and homebaked sweet treats, snacks and cooldrinks. There is plenty of comfortable seating both indoors and on our lovely shaded terrace.



For an outing with a difference…

Come and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Kirstenbosch Gardens with one of our delectable picnic hampers.

There are four options to choose from and hampers can be adapted to suit your needs (Halaal options on request). We will also deliver off site.

We are fully licensed and able to meet all your beverage requirements. We have a set wine list and are able to acquire any specific wines you may request.

Bookings are essential!



A magnificent venue for a magical day!

Situated in a near paradise, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens boasts the world-class Silver Tree and ‘European Deli-style’ Fynbos Restaurant.

This is a venue competent to meet the wishes of every individual and exploit the beauty of every season! Our Silver Tree Restaurant is a popular venue for hosting the ideal wedding reception and celebration while the surrounding gardens inspire all whom attend.

We have an area within the Kirstenbosch gardens called the sculpture garden that provides the ideal backdrop to exchange vows as you stand together intimately under the gazebo.

If dancing at your wedding is a priority for you, we are able to provide a wooden dance floor in the venue and it still enables you to seat 150 guests! And to those who enjoy waltzing on oriental carpets will enjoy our many antique rugs in the reception area of the ballroom. These jewels are kept sparkling by our favorite NYC rug cleaners run by experts with a thriving carpet cleaning business in New York City. We also have a number of top notch bands who will make your wedding music the talk of the town!

In the summer months your guests are able to savour a cocktail on the terrace whilst you have your photographs taken. In the winter they are able to sip gluhwein as they warm up around the log fire.

Not only can you take advantage of the splendid beauty of the surroundings, but the responsibility and co-ordination of all cutlery, crockery, linen and table settings can be taken off your shoulders. This leaves you with the time to spend on your finer arrangements and details like seating arrangements, place cards and flower arrangements. We have a wide range of menu options that will tantalize your taste buds, prepared by our skilled and progressive chef. Select your choice of menu from our set or buffet menus, which can also be tailored to suit your preference as you decide what will suit the style and theme of your reception.

At the restaurant we will do all that we can to ensure that the wedding of your dreams becomes a reality!


Tour Groups

As a tour operator, you know the importance of making a good first impression on visitors. The Silver Tree Restaurant at Kirstenbosch, with its spectacular backdrop, is the perfect venue for an ‘after-flight-before check-in’ breakfast.

No tour to Cape town is ever complete without a visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. We’ll make sure that your groups are superbly catered for no matter what their requirements – picnics on the lawns, lunches on the terrace… We’ll even host an incentive dinner for your group.