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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.

Travel Inspiration

Looking for some travel inspiration for your next trip to Newlands? Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Winter in Cape Town 🌧️

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One of Cape Town’s most visited attractions, @robben_island, offers more than just a prison tour and striking views of Table Mountain. The World Heritage site, provides a range of personalised day and overnight experiences. These include:

1. A Private @robben_island Museum Tour: The tour is tailored to your needs, allowing you to decide how you would like to structure it.

2. Guided Walking Tours: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites by foot during a guided walking tour, which takes you to eight historic sites, including the Land of Banishment for Xhosa Chiefs, the Limestone Quarry, and the Maximum Security Prison.

3. Overnight Accommodation: The Guest House can accommodate 15 guests, with rooms featuring classic furniture, wooden floors, a kitchen, a dining room, bathroom facilities, and a bar area.

4. Multi-Purpose Learning Centre and Sleep-over Camps:
Dating back to World War II, the centre boasts conference and lecture rooms, an art studio, and accommodation for team-building events or sleep-over camps.
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@tablemountainca (TMACC) will shut down for annual maintenance from Monday, 15 July until Sunday, 1 September 2024. The Cape Town attraction will reopen, weather permitting, on Monday, 2 September 2024.🚠

The extended time is in line with @tablemountainca’s maintenance schedule, in accordance with international standards. Aside from refurbishing the outlets and refreshing the look and feel of both the Top and Lower Stations, extensive work will be done on the cable cars and the ropes.

Read more here: https://www.capetown.travel/annual-maintenance-shutdown-for-table-mountain-aerial-cableway/

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Awe, it’s #WorldChocolateDay tomorrow, July 7 🍫

Take your tastebuds on a cocoa-filled adventure in our beautiful Mother City as you savour everything from brandy and chocolate pairings, learn to dip and package bon bons,
, or let your inner child free in a chocolate factory.

Here are some of our options:

📍 Rapt - The Art of Indulgence
📍 Honest Chocolate
📍 AFRIKOA, Makers Landing
📍 Huguenot Fine Chocolates
📍 KWV Emporium
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Over-the-top dining, theatrics, and journeys “around the world” are just some of the many treats that await you when you visit a fine dining restaurant in Cape Town.

Here are some of our favourites:
📍FYN
📍La Colombe
📍Salon
📍The Red Room, The Mount Nelson
📍Homespun Blouberg

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If a lazy, luxurious Sunday brunch sounds like something you’d like to indulge in, make sure to book your spot at the Pot Luck Club this weekend. The Pot Luck Club Sunday Brunch Winter Extravaganza runs from Sunday 7 July to Sunday 29 September and offers a delicious ten course menu with bottomless bubbly - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic PLUS a fabulous DIY Bloody Mary Station. @thepotluckclubct 🥂 ...

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New Cape Town Restaurant & Bar Alert! 🚨

Margaritaville in Kloof Street is a new restaurant in Cape Town. 🍹

The sister restaurant to Mamacitas in Harrington Street, is inspired by the vibrant and colourful Venice Beach culture. 😍

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