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Company's Gardens

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Address: 19 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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great inner city park with its history

In the 17th century it used to be a fruit and vegetable garden for the Dutch East India Company. It is a park now with some great old trees (the oldest being over 300 years... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a quaint park in the city. Nice to people watch and see the birds and squirrels. There is a cafe that serves a nice selection of small plates. Being harassed to park was not very pleasant.

Thank John C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the 17th century it used to be a fruit and vegetable garden for the Dutch East India Company. It is a park now with some great old trees (the oldest being over 300 years old), friendly squirrels, sculptures of famous South Africans (or South Africa related people) such as Cecil Rhodes, Henry Timson Lukin, George Grey, General Jan Christian... More 

Thank Gabr_Docker
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great spot for an afternoon stroll through the park. Grab a cup of coffee at the Company Gardens Restaurant, buy some nuts and then go and feed the squirrels and pigeons - just take care, some of them are very enthusiastic about being fed and they're not shy to run up your leg! There are benches and shady spots... More 

Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

These gardens are just like a normal park. Very relaxing and it's nice to watch the birds. Free wifi is not working though.

Thank Ward51
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoy the squirrels, the Cape Town Museum, a relaxing walk and a meal at the Company Gardens restaurant. It's a beautiful part of Cape Town's historical roots and makes for a lazy sunny family or couples day out.

Thank johnE5295KI
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked all along the main path through the Company Gardens, enjoyed the Cafe, but were disappointed with the Art Gallery. Worth the time to stroll along a bit of Cape Towns history.

Thank John T
Charleston, West Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing I regret is not getting here when the flowers were in bloom - I can only imagine how gorgeous this would be. The surroundings are interesting with lots to look at and learn about. There's a little restaurant tucked inside with a play place that even big kids can enjoy!

Thank MizzBowe
Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love nature and a slow pace then this is a must. Take some nuts for the squirrels. My kids had an absolute blast. We expected a few minutes visit but ended up staying the whole day!

Thank AshleighGreen
Eltham, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is so nice to be able to stroll through nice gardens in the middle of a city. To see the 400 year old pear tree was amazing being held up with steel poles. Very relaxing you can just sit and chill out or have coffee, your choice.

Thank maureend105
Aiken, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll love the gigantic park with fabulous, old, unusual trees. The walkway beside the park is full of people enjoying the day...watching mimes, dancing groups, etc. (You might want to take a few coins for the unfortunate people who beg.)

Thank MarshaShelburn

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