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Company Gardens

in Adventure

I have always really want to take Robert to the Company Gardens in Cape Town, it’s situated in the center of the city and was established in 1652 by Dutch settlers.

It’s is truly so beautiful and with the backdrop of Table Mountain it’s like a little oasis in the middle of town. Having gone to school around the corner of the Company Gardens, we used to go there all the time and I have very fun memories of school outings there.

Some of the things that you can find inside the gardens are:

  • The oldest cultivated pear tree in South Africa (circa 1652)
  • A rose garden designed and built in 1929
  • A well stocked fish pond
  • Dellville Wood Memorial Garden, which commemorates the World War 1 battle at Delville Wood in France, in which a predominantly SA force of more than 3 000 soldiers was reduced to 755 survivors by German forces
  • An aviary – a great favourite with children
  • Restaurant – the Garden Tea Room
  • Botanically and historically valuable trees
  • Local arts and crafts along the avenue
  • Grassy lawns and benches
  • A herb and succulent garden
  • Historic statues

We made our way down the garden paths and into the rose garden, checked out the magnificent Houses of Parliament buildings, chased some ducks around the pond, marveled at the beautiful St.George’s Cathedral and De Tuynhuys.