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Company's Gardens

Rhodes Dr. | just past the university, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This really a great place in the city centre to visit. These are the old company gsrdens of the original settlers in the Cape. At the moment the city council is redoing the garden so that vegetables ate once again returned to the cuty centre.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Just to be here between trees and plans which might be as old as our Mother City is awesome. The birds and little squirrels are so cute!

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Ridgetown
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107 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful garden in the middle of Cape Town. We had a nice stroll through the park on a sunny afternoon in February. Very peaceful; quite well-maintained; quiet. Includes gardens, fountains, government buildings and museums.

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Pietarsaari, Finland
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78 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The garden was formally established in 1652 by Dutch settlers who sought to establish a victualing station to service and re-provision spice-trading sailing ships on the long sea route to the east. In 1892, the Municipality took over the Public Garden, and in 1898, incorporated the Avenue and the Paddocks into it. For the first time the garden was open... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A wonderful, quiet escape amidst the excitement of the city. I was fortunate enough to stay at the Mount Nelson Hotel which is right across Orange St from the park. I enjoyed multiple walks and jogs through the park. The flora and fauna are absolutely stunning, plants and flowers are very well tended. The park was usually pretty busy at... More

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Company gardens is a large complex in the middle of Cape Town which includes government buildings, museums, churches and gardens. We happened to talk to a group of ladies who had been visiting the parliament building and this was interesting in itself!

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London
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6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The gardens are lovely and very established. You will see colonial architecture, squirrels being busy, lovely old trees and if you follow the paths will find a lovely shady. Old fashioned ( not changed in the 30 years I have known it) restaurant / tea room that serve the most delicious scones with lovely staff.

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

A lovely encounter with so much one associate's with the Cape- oak trees, Cape Dutch architecture, shade and turtledoves. take time for a cuppa.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Situlated in the centre of Cape Town, but beautifully presented and with fantastic views of many Victorian buildings and the ever present Table mountain. Look for the avery, where you will see the massive nests produced by Cape Finches !!

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Lovely gardens nice for a relaxing walk - just be careful not to leave the garden inadvertently as there's lots of homeless folks on benches and walking around begging for pennies

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