Dating from 1700, but altered during the British administration of the 19th century when it was the home of the British governor, De...
National Library of South Africa
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...
Bookings are essential for this chic Italian restaurant, with an olive tree the centrepiece of the 1st floor. Chef-patron Giorgio Nava...
Company’s Gardens information
These shady green gardens, which started as the vegetable patch for the Dutch East India Company, are a lovely place to relax. In the 19th century the grounds became a superb pleasure garden, planted with a fine collection of botanical specimens from South Africa and the rest of the world, including frangipani and African flame trees, aloes and roses. The squirrels that scamper here were imported to Cape Town from North America by Cecil Rhodes, whose statue stands in the centre of the gardens.