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The Company's Garden

  • 4.3

  • from 8384 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

Shops

None

Cape Town, 8000

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Google reviews

  • 4.3

  • from 8384 Google reviews

Matthew Giles (#Dita-Veloci)

5 months ago

5

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.

Gavin Langley

4 weeks ago

5

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!

Amy October

a month ago

4

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.

A. Mather

2 weeks ago

4

Was a cold afternoon but there was a roaring fire inside although we elected to sit outside due to 2 4 year olds. They had a smashing time romping in the gardens and feeding nuts to the birds. Service was attentive and excellent as was the different plates of small portion foods we 3 adults shared. Highly recommended and I would imagine a summer visit could be even better.!

Jamie Lee Willaims

4 weeks ago

4

Clean, beautiful, spacious and secure with all the guards roaming around on watch. One thing to note is that you can't make videos there from today onwards only take photos found that out, for security reasons. Gardens in itself very good not sure about the restaurant there haven't been there yet.

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021 444 1901

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