Company's GardensCurrently Open [Closes at 08:30 pm]
- Address: 19 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
- Timings: 07:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Taking its name from the Dutch east India Company, these gardens were developed in 1652 and are a great place to hang out in Cape Town. Ideal for picnics and day outs, these gardens have number of activities for recreation and entertainment.
- The special feature of the garden includes the pear tree which is standing since 1652.
- Water features, Herb garden, rockery garden
- Aviary of birds, fishpond and water features
- Japanese themed garden
- Delville wood garden
Historic statues, memorial slave bell and other historic objects dating back to the company’s regime.
Company's Gardens Travel Tips
- Brochures for self-guided tours are available.
How to Reach Company's Gardens
- Buses 101, 106, 107
- Royale eatery
- Long street cafe
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9.06% of people who visit Cape Town include Company's Gardens in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
42.11% of people start their Company's Gardens visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Company's Gardens
88.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Company's Gardens
Company's Gardens Reviews & Ratings
The Gardens are great been going there as a kid and was nice to take my son for the first time. I do however feel like the ponds and bird cages need maintenance and cleaning up. It was always nice and filled with fish the ponds but now it's dirty and has tons of reeds. Other than that the Gardens are a great family attraction
Company Garden & Government Avenue. Company Garden is located on Government Avenue. This review includes both, the Company Garden as well as Government Avenue. We left Hotel around 0900 AM. After a drive of around an hour we were dropped at the junction of beginning of Adderley Street and Government Avenue. During the drive passed thorough some well maintained roads and interesting sights and statues. The Avenue bisects Central Garden. Many historically buildings are seen along and around the Government Avenue. It is a walking street. we did not walk the full length of Government Avenue but left it after Company Garden to rendezvous with our coach. The street was made in 1679 or so. Planted on both sides by Oak Tree. Over a period of time original oak trees have been replaced by different varieties of oak trees. It is a very pleasant walk and today forms one of the tourist attractions of Cape Town. Important buildings and monuments along the street were well maintained and preserved. Made for good photo shoot. Wiki help for some data.
I have many fond memories of the Company's Gardens. As a child, my mother brought us to this venue for a day out. She would buy peanuts on the grand parade and we would feed the squirrels and birds. Train and bus travel were the status quo, and the whole day was one big adventure. We played on the lawns, rested in the shade of the huge trees and just had a ball of a time. Cream crackers and boiled eggs was sufficient, no KFC or MacDonald at that time. Life was good....
Squirrels and wild geese very friendly and love the peanuts. Love the interaction between humans and animal. Gardens are still green. Child friendly, although there is a lot of homeless people sleeping on the grounds, steps and on the chairs. Near the museum and busy city.
Lovely garden in the middle of the busy Cape Town city district. There are often events and markets happening. Sometimes people take their wedding pictures here. Great place to walk around, chill or even check out the vegetable/herb garden