Company's Gardens


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A symbolic bell silently stands testimony to the slaves who tilled and toiled away in what was once a veggie garden providing sustenance for scurvy-stricken sailors of the Dutch East India Company. The cabbage patches have since made way for grassy lawns and park benches, with a few fish ponds and statues thrown in for good measure. It's an accessible oasis (an estimated 700,000 people a year frequent it), and smack in the middle of a culture cluster including the Iziko South African Museum, Iziko National Gallery and Slave Lodge.

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Government Avenue,
enter via Adderley Street

Area Cape Town

Open dawn-dusk daily.

Admission free.