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The Company's Garden

  • 4.3

  • from 8552 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 8552 Google reviews

Therese Thörn

a week ago


Perfection! Excellent polite service. Magnificent location inside the park. Everything on the menu is good! I have been eating here five times in less than three weeks, and will definitely come back.

Fionna Marais

3 months 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.

JP Lottering

3 weeks ago


Amazing setting with the garden. Service was slow but take away croissants enjoyed within the park were worth the wait.

Gavin Langley

5 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!

Karis Lüdik

a month ago


The breakfast was good and decently priced, the service was lovely, the staff are very friendly and welcoming. You would be hard pressed to find a coffee shop / restaurant with a better atmosphere. Fairy tale like play spaces for children under a canopy of shady trees in the middle of historic gardens.... Absolutely tranquil!

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021 444 1901

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