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Address: Rhodes Dr. | just past the university, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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This is still a lovely meander to do. The Company Gardens are really looking good, especially the new vegetable gardens and it is also sporting a new restaurant, with gorgoeus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Gardens are beautiful with various styles blended together. It's a lovely walk. The squirrels made a huge impression on me as a child and they were still a joy to watch. You can feed them raw peanuts and they are quite tame. Don't be surprised if they climb up your pants to see if you have nuts in your... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is still a lovely meander to do. The Company Gardens are really looking good, especially the new vegetable gardens and it is also sporting a new restaurant, with gorgoeus swing seats that look like weavers nests.

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Fremont, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a few hours to use & we were advised to try these gardens. The history is interesting also...very pleasant location on the University of Cape Town campus. Beware of loiterers who may be eyeing your camera, however.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Company Gardens is a peaceful green oasis in the middle of Cape Town surrounded by lots of historic buildings particularly on Government Avenue. There are excellent examples of plants from all over the world - even oak trees from the UK. Some of the specimens are hundreds of years old. The Rhodes statue still stands here! Lots of families... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Oh, what can be said about the Company's Gardens that hasn't been said already? Well for one, the gardens much like numerous city centres all across the world, is the leafy, cultural and historic heart of Cape Town. And is a great place to unwind after navigating the tight and hectic streets of the inner city. The Gardens amongst other... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This restaurant does not accommodate people with food intolerances/allergies. I was looking for a dairy- and wheat-free meal. First I asked for 100% rye, they didn't have any. Then I asked for fish and chips without the batter, they refused to grill the fish. Then I had to buy the seared tuna which was double the price. I asked for... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Went there on Sunday, friends! It was so beautiful. Right near all the museums and there is a divine restaurant/ tea shop with the best gluten free choc cake i have ever tasted. lots of birds. fabulous for nature lovers exploring cape town.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you have some time to spare to cast a respectful glance at the edifices of some of the old guard, take yourself to the Company Gardens in Cape Town just behind St Georges Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. I don't know where the Travel Adviser location at the top of this page comes from - I think they... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Beautiful gardens in the heart of the city with fascinating historic buildings within the grounds. Watch the squirrels they're not shy !!

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

The garden is very nice and the size and age of trees let you know it's been developed over a very long time. The ambiance is what it's all about though. Some plus, some negative aspects, balance out and keep the gardens just so so. I saw locals dancing and singing and celebrating, very nice. I saw some problem folks... More 

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