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Company's Gardens

Rhodes Dr. | just past the university, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Company Gardens is wonderful with its biodiversity and animal life. The pigeons and squirrels can be a bit terrifying but the vegetable garden is a wonderful new attraction.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A short walk through the relatively small gardens is special only if you have a guide to point out the significant events of history that these gardens quietly commemorate. Statues of Cecil Rhodes, Yan Smuts and others plus the President's Office and Parliament House which were sites where Nelson Mandela held meetings that changed history and made famous speeches. Enjoy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is one of my most favourite places to visit when I go to Cape Town each year. The place is just very relaxing and chilled out right in the middle of the centre of Cape Town city bowl with fantastic views of both Table Mountain and Lion's Head. At the far end of the gardens is the museum which... More

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New Delhi, India
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68 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The gardens are not huge. They are relatively small and not a place where you will take time out to visit. Some nice tress, and some very large squirrels that are extremely playful. Unless you are a big fan of squirrels, you can skip the gardens.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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67 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

company garden is easy to find and offer some coolness for the nice big trees along the main path through the garden. there is a small rose garden and there is a few squirrels playing in the trees and if you have nuts they will eat from your hand. if you walk all the way to the end of the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Finding Australian eucalyptus trees represented in the gardens added to the historic importance of this area for us. There is lots to see if one explores the edges and various buildings around. Current renovations and restoration of part of the gardens is intended to enhance the historic value - we trust that it will.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Took a couple of pleasant strolls here during our stay in Cape Town. I did not encounter any homeless beggars here. I did on some other walks on some side streets. The gardens are inhabited with lots of squirrels and birds. A lot of renovation was being done at this time.

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Cape Town
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you were in the area, a worthwhile attraction to add to your trip. Fairly well maintained and interesting if one takes the history into consideration. Good for a picnic and a walk.

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7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The company gardens are a pleasant surprise in tje city centre of Cape Town with a lot of history. It is like free entry into a botanical garden . It is in close proximity to parlement and "Tuinhuis" the presidential mansion in Cape Town.

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cape town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The gardens have become so run down in the past few years. I remember them being dense and filled with ponds and tadpoles amomg other things. Nowadays there are homeless persons begging at every bend, and the birds are still out of control ;) Squirrels are still around, and are one of the little highlights :-) the restuarent in the... More

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