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Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway Once owned by Cecil John Rhodes, the 528- hectare Eden on the south slopes of Table Mountain became Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in 1913, and has recently been shedding its fuddy-duddy reputation. The summer concert series is remarkably popular, with acts ranging from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra to Goldfish and gonzo rapper Jack Parow. Then there’s the various built interventions, from the likes of local contemporary sculptor Dylan Lewis. The Centenary Walkway is a 130m- long, 12m-high, crescent-shaped steel-and- timber sky bridge through the arboretum. Designed by Mark Thomas and Christopher Bisset and dubbed ‘The Boomslang’ (Tree Snake), it missed its deadline by one year, opening in 2014, which is very Cape Town. Rhodes Drive, Newlands, T 021 799 8899, www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch 065

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