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The Company's Garden

  • 4.3

  • from 8450 Google reviews

A group of people in a field with a mountain in the background
A group of people in a field with a mountain in the background

About the garden

The Company’s Garden is situated in Queen Victoria Street, at the top of Adderley Street, and adjacent to the South African Parliament. It takes its name from the Dutch East India Company, who first started the garden in 1652 to provide their ships with food.

The Company’s Garden is abutted by numerous important landmarks, including the lodge house for slaves who built large parts of the historic city, the present day Houses of Parliament, the Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium, St George's Cathedral (which is the seat of the Anglican church in South Africa), the National Library of South Africa, the South African National Gallery, the Great Synagogue and Holocaust Centre as well as Tuynhuys, which is used by the President on state occasions.

Opening times

September - March: 07h00 to 19h00 April - August: 07h00 to 18h00

Useful details

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site



Cape Town, 8000

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Google reviews

  • 4.3

  • from 8450 Google reviews

Fionna Marais

a month ago


The pathway to the restaurant is not wheelchair accessible. I had my Yorkie with me and I did read online that the restaurant is pet friendly on the outside so not sure why the waiter didn't suggest a more suitable table for the wheelchair outside, other than the one we were sat at when we arrived because it was empty. The food was very good but our waiter seemed quite rushed! We only saw the coffee shop further down with a perfectly suitable pathway for a wheelchair when we left this restaurant and evidence of pet friendliness.

Gavin Langley

3 months ago


Excellent food and super friendly authentic waiters. Even on a rainy day, the fireplace and wood ceilings gives it a cozy cabin feeling. Great place for a remote working day or to take mum for a catch up. Nuts available for purchase to feed the ultra cute and personable tree squirrels, including some white albino ones!

Erica Mateus

9 months ago


I live the Company's Garden because it is such a peaceful place. You come here for a walk, a picnic, to read or to just relax. There are two restaurants inside the garden which you can also enjoy a meal at. You can feed the pigeons and the squirrels. This is a great place for a family day, the children can run around the garden and enjoy sitting inside one of their beautiful huts (not sure what they are called). This is also a great place to walk your dogs. I have been to this place several times and it never gets old. You can get a great view of table mountain, lions head and signal hill. It is also a great place for a photoshoot. Capture the great moments in a natural environment.

Amy October

4 months ago


This was Banana bread French toast with bacon, strawberries, cream cheese and maple syrup! It was surprisingly so good! Great family friendly restaurant and the staff is friendly and attentive. Bear in mind to just double check beverage pricing, as they offer a small and large option, however, the scanned menu only states the small priced option.

Shuaad Manuel

a week ago


It was a lovely morning. Staff are friendly and attentive. Food was good. Had the eggs florentine on brioche. Highly recommended. The only downside (no fault of the restaurant) but the on street parking was very expensive. We were there for 4 hours and paid nearly R80.

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021 444 1901

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