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“Quiet peaceful lovely historic park” 4 of 5 stars
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Company's Gardens
Rhodes Dr. | just past the university, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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$66*
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Private Tour: Cape Town City Highlights
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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“Quiet peaceful lovely historic park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is an over 300 year old park in the center of Cape Town. It has lovely trees, plants and numerous historic statues. Many significant buildings are in or near the Gardens like the stately Parliment building, the art museum and the Jewish Museum. A great place to spend some time.

Visited January 2013
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“A garden in the middle of the town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Companies garden lies between the museum district and the busy city - in former days here the farmers grew the supplies for the ships, today it is a tranquil shady place to calm down, to have your lunch break and on weekends it is a spot where families gather together.
beautifully done, most of the floral species are marked and explained, lots of naughty squirrels around and birds birds birds.

Visited December 2012
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“Calm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nice place to chill in the middle of ton. Good snack bar. Historic buildings and monuments, fish ponds and flowers.

Visited January 2013
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“Happy place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have always really want to take my boyfriend to the Company Gardens in Cape Town, it’s situated in the center of the city and was established in 1652 by Dutch settlers.

It’s is truly so beautiful and with the backdrop of Table Mountain it’s like a little oasis in the middle of town. Having gone to school around the corner of the Company Gardens, we used to go there all the time and I have very fun memories of school outings there.

Some of the things that you can find inside the gardens are:

- The oldest cultivated pear tree in South Africa (circa 1652)
- A rose garden designed and built in 1929
- A well stocked fish pond
- Dellville Wood Memorial Garden, which commemorates the World War 1 battle at Delville Wood in France, in which a predominantly SA force of more than 3 000 soldiers was reduced to 755 survivors by German forces
- An aviary – a great favourite with children
- Restaurant – the Garden Tea Room
- Botanically and historically valuable trees
- Local arts and crafts along the avenue
- Grassy lawns and benches
- A herb and succulent garden
- Historic statues

We made our way down the garden paths and into the rose garden, checked out the magnificent Houses of Parliament buildings, chased some ducks around the pond, marveled at the beautiful St.George’s Cathedral and De Tuynhuys.

If you are visiting Cape Town, some time spent here will be very worthwhile!

Visited January 2013
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“Lovely for a stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

On a hot day the Gardens were an oasis in the city. I wish we'd had time to visit he art museum. Beautiful green spot to cool off and enjoy local flora.

Visited January 2013
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