Company's Gardens
Company's Gardens
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J S
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I visited Company's Garden for the first time in 1992 before the ANC came to power and this place was BEAUTIFUL - almost magical. The next time I came was in 2012 - even though still pretty one could see that it had deteriorated quite a bit and there were tons of homeless people asking me for money. The last time I came here was in July 2022 and I felt like crying. The garden and buildings are now completely derelict. Most plants and flowers no longer exist and the flower beds are now only large patches of hard grey coloured soil with weeds growing everywhere. There were so many leaves everywhere, holes in the paved walking areas, manholes without covers, broken benches, and sewage stench and I could see more rats than squirrels. Homeless people are lying around everywhere. I asked a security guard what had happened and he just smiled and said that the ANC is busy decolonizing South Africa. When I left I was billed R1 per minute by the municipality for parking in the street outside the gate to the garden. So sad to see this happening...
Written July 31, 2022
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The Company's garden is the city's nice green lung offering a much needed opportunity to catch some shade in inner Cape Town. While the city's surroundings are blessed with beautiful nature, green spaces seem rather scarce in the city itself. Therefore the Company's Gardens provide a much needed service to visitors and locals in this otherwise amazing city.
Written December 27, 2022
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Kufunda
Harare, Zimbabwe356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Lots of interesting sights including fauna and flora, statues, small cafes tucked away in the shade. A thoroughfare for most people crisscrossing among the various buildings including the museums. The main fountain and some of the vegetation illustrated the fact that Cape Town is going through a period of drought. Otherwise the gardens are well maintained and one can find a spot to rest and recuperate.
Written February 13, 2020
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Mike P
Wendover, UK80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We joined a party with a guide and spent a couple of hours wondering around the Company's Gardens. There is a lot to see and makes you realise what life was like there years ago. The guide made this trip very interesting as she was aware of the history and apartheid.
Written February 19, 2020
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htodd389911
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is the middle of the CBD. The gardens are at the middle of a bunch of historic places and museums. The gardens themselves are very nice and well maintained. There is a very nice cafe with outside and inside seating, as well as a smaller "gardeners cottage" that also serves food in a quiet, small area. The National Gallery, The History and Science Museum, the National Library and the Slave lodge are all in and around the gardens. At the very top end is the very posh hotel the Mount Nelson. it's quiet, but not empty.
Written November 28, 2023
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hlcctravelgrrl
Vernon, NJ36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Nice outdoor area to walk around, grab a bite to eat, and get some nature in (or let your kid's inner animal out). There is a small cafe and plenty of places for kids to get their energy out. We had a nice time just walking the paths. Surrounded by museums and places of interest that you'll probably end up visiting too.
Written March 6, 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
The centre of one of Cape Town’s historic areas, with the Parliament building and St George’s Cathedral nearby as well as the Tuynhuys, where Nelson Mandela and F W de Klerk spent time planning S Africa’s post Apartheid future after Mandela’s release. The gardens are lovely, with lots of shade for hot days and open space to picnic. There are sculptures, such as the Cecil Rhodes statue, and a nice restaurant. Admission is free. Very well worth a visit.
Written February 6, 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,924 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This is where it all began in 1652. The intention of the VOC (Dutch company) was to found a refreshment station. Trade between Europe and the East Indies (now Indonesia) had been lucrative, but at a cost. Many sailors died during the long voyage. Lack of fresh vegetables was one of the main causes. Among the settlers sent by the VOC were gardeners. Within a year the settlers achieved to become self sustainable. Their garden still exists today and meanwhile has become a historic testament of the pioneering spirit of the settlers and the contribution they made to South Africa's present-day prosperity.
Written November 27, 2021
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Aeraille
Cape Town Central, South Africa320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
We visited this venue mid morning. Seating is predominantly outside with some seating inside. The interior is period modern but ageing. Furniture has had its bast days and the cloth upholstered chairs are stained and dirty looking. The menus we were handed were all sticky and dirty at the edges. There was sanitiser available, but we were not recorded, nor were our temperatures taken. The food was very average and portions reasonable. The service was prompt and pleasant.
Written June 14, 2021
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mikael.bjerrum
Copenhagen, Denmark665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Company Gardens is a fantastic part of Cape Town. Enjoy the quiet atmoshpere, the shadow of the trees and the magnificent views to Table Mountain. Beware that the entrance close at 7 PM at night. The entrance at the Parliament can be a bit tricky to find.
Written January 28, 2023
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