The highlights of the Company Gardens
Trade the cityscape and the rush of the Cape Town streets, for the Company Gardens and enjoy some fresh air and splendid sightseeing. The Company Gardens is a carefully manicured botanical garden, laden with impressive monuments and a few points of National and historical interest.
Many people use the gardens as a means of access to the surrounding parts of the city, but the Company Gardens enjoys a steady stream of tourist activity. There is ample place to enjoy a picnic, park benches in shade and sunny spots and a Tea Garden where one can enjoy a refreshing beverage or light lunch.
Be sure to look out for the following, during your visit to the Company Gardens:
- South Africa’s first cultivated tree: This pear tree was planted in the mid 1600’s when the Garden was first planted.
- The Delville Wood Memorial: Witness this tribute to the thousands of South African Soldiers who lost their lives in France in the First World War.
- The Rose Garden: A rose garden that has been nurtured for over eighty years.
- The Statues: See the stone depictions of Jan Smuts, Cecil Rhodes, Sir George Grey and more.
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