Company’s Gardens

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Company’s Gardens information

Location
Cape Town , South Africa
Getting there
Bus: Dorp
Opening hours
7am-7pm
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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.