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The Company's Garden

  • 4.3

  • from 8304 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 8304 Google reviews

Life Play Learn Mandy

a year ago


Neat and clean, loved feeding the squirrels and pigeons

Matthew Giles (#Dita-Veloci)

2 months ago


This restaurant is lovely, family friendly with great food. Place for kids to play and it's stunning in the gardens. Price of the food is a little higher than other restaurants but not unreasonable. The only issues I saw here are for those that battle with mobility as there are stairs and it can be difficult to find parking on the road.

Christopher-Lee Eckard

a week ago


Very nice to sit and take a breather whilst enjoying something to drink and eat. The views are also great! We love stopping in with each visit to the Mother city

Tiro Motaung

2 months ago


Easter Sunday, they had a special of gin and tonic for R 40. When my order was brought there was not a single whif of gin and the glass was two thirds full of "gin" and there was ice cubes floating. I returned the drink, and told the waiter that there is no gin in the glass just water with diluted something. Gordon's gin is quite pungent mind you. The waiter brought another one and said they have put three shoots now but again same story as before. Finally, I requested that they bring the gin without ice cubes. Lo behold, I could finally smell Gordon’s Gin and I could fill the glass with tonic water. G&T drinkers be careful of this new trick...

Caroline Malee

2 weeks ago


Restaurant is located in beautiful public garden in downtown Cape Town. Comfortable restaurant with a pleasant menu. I had the curry fish cakes and soup (tomato-butternut squash ... too much tomato, not enough butternut squash). Service was friendly but a bit slow.

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021 444 1901

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