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The Company's Garden

  • 4.3

  • from 8092 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 8092 Google reviews

Amy Charnell

a month ago


I loved spending my Sunday morning here. Service is phenomenal very welcoming. Great place to enjoy a peaceful breakfast and unwind under the trees. I would say they are a bit pricey expect to pay around R150 for good breakfast including coffee, would love to see move variety on their menu for but overall good experience.I’ll give you a 5😉

Karli De Wet

3 weeks ago


We were actually just exploring and walking in Cape Town and by chance just walked into this BEAUTIFUL garden! It's a very safe garden. (With a lot of security guards) The animals are friendly, 4 squirrels came to us. The cute café is a bit pricey, but WORTH IT! We just soaked up the scenery while drinking a coffee.

Tarryn Bartlett

in the last week


A space with so much potential. Amazing location however restaurant food is lacking. Toasted sandwiches were dry and cold. Pricing is also a little over the top (R35 for a Boss iced tea and R57 for a cheese toastie on regular store sliced bread). Used to come here often in the past and was much better. Next time will just do coffee as that was at least good.

Cathy Milner

2 weeks ago


A wonderful little oasis in the gardens of Cape Town. We sat outside and had coffee ( really good coffee) and breakfast. I had the basil and tomato omelet and it was delicious. Our waitress was delightful and accommodating as we had our dogs and were allowed to eat outside. We will return.

Paul Maree

3 weeks ago


While the food and drinks are an acceptable quality, your experience can vary greatly according to who you get as your waiter. You either get prompt service or wait for ages. Also quite overpriced for what you get. While the location is lovely, the number of beggars passing by can be quite off-putting, not to mention the number of rats roaming around in the surrounding garden.

Contact the garden

021 444 1901

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