These shady green gardens, which started as the vegetable patch for the Dutch East India Company, are a lovely place to relax. In the...
Houses of Parliament
A tour around parliament is fascinating, especially if you’re interested in the country’s modern history. Opened in 1885, the hallowed...
National Library of South Africa
For those not familiar with the conventions of British theatre, this stylish and far-from-draggy bar is named after pantomime dame Widow...
Café St George
There’s at least one hot dish of the day, usually a Cape Malay treat, at this peaceful cafe occupying part of the cathedral’s vaulted...
Government Ave · interesting places nearby
De Tuynhuis information
Dating from 1700, but altered during the British administration of the 19th century when it was the home of the British governor, De Tuynhuis was originally used to accommodate dignitaries of the VOC not housed at the Castle. From the front gate you’ll just about be able to make out the VOC’s monogram on the building’s pediment – as close as you’ll get since De Tuynhuis is now the official office of South Africa’s president, and off-limits to tourists.