Company's Gardens
Company's Gardens
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  • htodd389911
    16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden right in the middle of the CBD
    This is the middle of the CBD. The gardens are at the middle of a bunch of historic places and museums. The gardens themselves are very nice and well maintained. There is a very nice cafe with outside and inside seating, as well as a smaller "gardeners cottage" that also serves food in a quiet, small area. The National Gallery, The History and Science Museum, the National Library and the Slave lodge are all in and around the gardens. At the very top end is the very posh hotel the Mount Nelson. it's quiet, but not empty.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 November 2023
  • BendigoMom
    54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pleasant stroll — but don't eat at the restaurant!
    We had a pleasant morning at the Company's Gardens and enjoyed learning about the history of the gardens as a way station for ships rounding the Cape. It's a great place for people-watching — we saw a bride and her attendants, a martial arts class in progress, and families picnicking. The gardens are very close to the National Gallery, which is small but definitely worth a visit, and the Iziku South African museum, which features some spectacular ancient rock art. The white squirrels in the garden were very interesting, but take note that people feed them, and they have become very bold. We even saw children holding them on their laps and feeding them peanuts! Warning: We stopped for lunch at the restaurant in the gardens, which looked inviting but was a nightmare. (I should have paid attention to online reviews.) Our server seemed to deliberately ignore us, and we spent over an hour waiting for the bill. The same thing happened to the family at the table next to ours. Finally I had to walk up to the register to pay for our meal. My son and I both felt unwell after lunch and think it's because the food sat out for so long before it was delivered to our table.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 May 2024
  • XMurphy
    East Greenwich, Rhode Island105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit with a guide
    We had a guide take us here on a recent trip to Cape Town and really enjoyed it. Our guide gave us the history of the gardens, as well as a great overview of the trees and plants within it. We enjoyed our time here; however, without our guide I don't know if we would have gotten as much out of our visit, since he was very knowledgeable about everything within the gardens.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 July 2024
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XMurphy
East Greenwich, RI105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
We had a guide take us here on a recent trip to Cape Town and really enjoyed it. Our guide gave us the history of the gardens, as well as a great overview of the trees and plants within it. We enjoyed our time here; however, without our guide I don't know if we would have gotten as much out of our visit, since he was very knowledgeable about everything within the gardens.
Written 13 July 2024
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Source Johan Kr... J
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Cool idea, and nice landscaping. However be prepared to be hustled for extra cash every 10 min. This could be a huge attraction, but the city needs better security and more cleaners to look after this gem.
Written 3 June 2024
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BobN06
Avondale, PA718 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Dating back to the days of the Dutch, a nice historical garden, near Parliament and St George cathedral, in terms of the landscape with a number of very old plant specimens. The gardens are minimally maintained and there is a sense of neglect about the place, especially if you go early or late when there are no caretakers around.
Written 16 May 2024
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BendigoMom
Buffalo54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We had a pleasant morning at the Company's Gardens and enjoyed learning about the history of the gardens as a way station for ships rounding the Cape. It's a great place for people-watching — we saw a bride and her attendants, a martial arts class in progress, and families picnicking.

The gardens are very close to the National Gallery, which is small but definitely worth a visit, and the Iziku South African museum, which features some spectacular ancient rock art.

The white squirrels in the garden were very interesting, but take note that people feed them, and they have become very bold. We even saw children holding them on their laps and feeding them peanuts!

Warning: We stopped for lunch at the restaurant in the gardens, which looked inviting but was a nightmare. (I should have paid attention to online reviews.) Our server seemed to deliberately ignore us, and we spent over an hour waiting for the bill. The same thing happened to the family at the table next to ours. Finally I had to walk up to the register to pay for our meal. My son and I both felt unwell after lunch and think it's because the food sat out for so long before it was delivered to our table.
Written 2 May 2024
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Theesan V
Cape Town Central, South Africa7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
If rats, filth and awful stenches are your thing- then go for it.

The day we went there- it was badly littered, we were harassed by seemingly drugged fueled beggars. The fruit and vegetable garden was good and the rose garden is worth a 5 second view.
Written 3 March 2024
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Wanderering1
Lake Macquarie, Australia731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great place to enjoy some summer shade, watch the bird life, see the squirrels and admire the flora in this tree-covered green space. A lovely green oasis.
Written 27 January 2024
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Ian H
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The Cafe was fantastic and an oasis in the middle of the chaos but constantly accosted for money walking there, stench of the sewerage in the streets was overpowering and no escape, great place to go, just don't walk there
Written 17 January 2024
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Dominique G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We have just relocated to CT and our first family outing was at this beautiful place!!! Highly recommend for all ages ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written 2 December 2023
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htodd389911
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is the middle of the CBD. The gardens are at the middle of a bunch of historic places and museums. The gardens themselves are very nice and well maintained. There is a very nice cafe with outside and inside seating, as well as a smaller "gardeners cottage" that also serves food in a quiet, small area. The National Gallery, The History and Science Museum, the National Library and the Slave lodge are all in and around the gardens. At the very top end is the very posh hotel the Mount Nelson. it's quiet, but not empty.
Written 28 November 2023
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Philip_Bolster
Groningen, The Netherlands935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Originally founded by the Dutch Untied East India Company VOC around 1650 as its garden to grow fresh vegatables and fruits for the crew of their passing ships on the way to and from Indonsia this is a a beaufiful centraly located park. Many old trees, squirrels and Egyptian geese can be seen. Furthermore beautiful views at the Table Mountian.
Written 12 October 2023
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