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Address: Rhodes Dr. | just past the university, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Private Tour: Cape Town City Highlights

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a quiet oasis in the middle of Cape Town

It was very interesting to discover the gardens on a Sunday afternoon when so many people had come for a walk. It was quieter on week-days and several walks there filled us with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It was very interesting to discover the gardens on a Sunday afternoon when so many people had come for a walk. It was quieter on week-days and several walks there filled us with the fulfilling impression that we were lucky to be surrounded by so many huge trees with such a history. We also enjyed all the exotic plants, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Location is between the government buildings and the main road. Playground is interesting as is the rose and vegetable gardens. Several statues are along the walk, and St George's Cathedral is opposite the house of Parliament.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful garden in the center of Cape Town. Great to just wonder - but even better to relax in the AMAZING restaurant...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to take your child for a walk, to feed the squirrels or just to have a picnic. There are people selling cheap packets of peanuts to feed to the squirrels/ducks/pigeons. I was there on a weekend, and it was VERY busy. Battled to find a chair to sit on but otherwise, it's well maintained, clean gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A fantastic place with lots of beautiful animals and birds. My daughter loved it. Take a picnic and enjoy it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We walked through the park which a nice xperience it is really a park used by the locals. The copy of the VOC garden as operated by the Dutch in the 17 century was also nice to see.

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Children playing, resting in the birdsnest made of the wood of the big tree, having a coffee in the sun. Lovely place to escape from busy Capetown.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was disappointed and kept waiting for the grand moment which never came. Maybe in its heyday it was glorious. Perhaps the guide did not show the best parts or perhaps the build up exceeded the reality but would not recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This centrally situated beauty spot is a harmonious mixture of history and horticulture but above all, a pleasant people place. We loved walking there just at opening or just before closing time. Despite the numbers of homeless on the benches and roaming beggars, we never felt threatened just uncomfortable as individual generosity cannot dent their collective misery. The grey squirrels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Endlessly fascinating (especially the medicinal plants ). Pretty and tranquil too. A little oasis in the heart of Cape Town.

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