The Company’s Garden - About the Attraction

The Company’s Garden is a 3,2 hectare public park and botanical garden in the heart of the city with Government Avenue running through this green space.

It is the oldest garden in South Africa and was originally created to grow fresh produce for the area and to supply and replenish the ships passing the most southern tip of Africa. It later became a space to beautify too, with botanists bringing in a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers and herbs.

The Company’s Garden is home to the oldest cultivated pear tree in South Africa (circa 1652), a rose garden designed and built in 1929, fish pond, a memorial garden commemorating South African soldiers, an aviary, a herb and succulent garden, numerous monuments and historic statues and various wild, feral and semi-domesticated species of birds and animals, including the African turtle dove, Egyptian goose and squirrels.

Visitors will also find the Iziko South African Museum and the Iziko National Gallery inside the Company’s Garden.

St George’s Cathedral, The South African Library, The Arch and the Slave Lodge can be found in close proximity to the main entrance on the corner of Adderley and Wale Streets. The houses of Parliament are located adjacent to the gardens and is clearly visible when strolling down the oak-tree lined Government Avenue (a no car zone).

There is also a family-friendly restaurant in the Company’s Garden with special play areas for the little ones is easily accessible from Queen Victoria Street.

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Popular Attractions in The Company’s Garden

From Kirstenbosch Gardens, to Table Mountain Forests and home to Western Cape Rugby and Cricket, Newlands has so much to offer.

Places to Stay in The Company’s Garden

Newlands is one of the most affluent and beautiful neighbourhoods in Cape Town resting on the slopes of Table Mountain. There is a wide range of accommodation available. 

Places to Eat & Drink in The Company’s Garden

Newlands is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. Whether you’re looking for a casual meal or a night out on the town, there’s something for everyone on offer.

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