Cape Town Tourism - Table Mountain

Company's Garden

The Company's Garden in Cape Town's city centre is a lovely place for a walk. Photo courtesy Amanda Cooper

Spend some time exploring the Company’s Garden. Access to the public park, which contains a rose garden, Japanese garden, fish pond, aviary and tea garden, is free.

Nature enthusiasts – and those just looking for a welcome break from city life – will enjoy leisurely walks along the tree-lined paths while taking in some of the more than 8 000 species of plants contained in the Company’s Garden, before stopping for tea and cake at the tea room. The garden is located right at the heart of Cape Town’s city centre and is a must-see on any visit to Cape Town.

The Company’s Garden was established by the first Dutch settlers in the 1650s. South Africa’s first cultivated pear tree has stood here since 1652, while various development has taken place around it.

Today the garden is a popular venue for festivals, as well as being home to the South African National Gallery.

There are also a number of museums in the vicinity, including the Iziko Museums’ South African Museum, the South African Jewish Museum and the District Six Museum.

No visit is complete without taking time out to feed peanuts to the squirrels or to enjoy views of Table Mountain.

  • Phone: +27 (0)21 487 6800
  • Physical Address: Plein Street, Cape Town

Museum of Gems & Jewellery

PRINS & PRINS DIAMONDS MUSEUM OF GEMS AND JEWELLERY

This unique museum project takes visitors on a journey from when diamonds first began to form three billion years ago and their 150 km journey to the surface, following the unique path of South African diamonds from their origin in extinct volcanoes to the deposits along our coastline.  Learn about unique and rare gemstones, and see how jewellery has changed through thousands of years.  The story about South Africa’s mineral wealth is told, not only for diamonds, but also for our Platinum and Gold deposits.

Buyel'Embo Village

This cultural village aims to remind us of our origin and serves as the reservoir for African knowledge pertaining to nature and traditions, giving us an opportunity to celebrate who we are through music (wonderful sounds from live bands) or from its’ distinct fineness of cuisine, topped up with African (local) arts and crafts.

Braai and Camping

Hot summer sun, extra long days and warm nights, sun-kissed skin and time to spend with loved ones; summer in Cape Town is the ideal time to get outdoors and enjoy getting closer to the spectacular nature that is within minutes from the bustling city.

Cape Town Diamond Museum

Diamonds were formed three billion years ago by molecular-changing heat of around 1 300 °C, deep within the Earth’s crust. If you didn’t know that, then you have not been to the Cape Town Diamond Museum.

Castle Military Museum

The Castle Military Museum is housed in the oldest building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope. It is a tribute to the brave regiments of the past, providing an insight into the political history of the country and celebrating the rich military history of the Cape.

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