Passing through the Company's Garden
Many friendly squirrels will greet you while walking through the Company's Garden, a park and heritage site located in the heart of Cape Town's City Bowl. This garden, along with Kirstenbosch and Arderne, are the most beautiful green spaces with historical significance in the Western Cape. These particular gardens date back to the 1650's, when the Dutch utilized the natural spring water running down from Table Mountain to establish a small area for agriculture. You can bring a picnic or grab a bite at the small Garden Tea Room. There are several museums set on the periphery of the garden, including two of my favorite rainy day museums: the South African National Gallery and Iziko South Africa Museum & Planetarium
By Marie Frei, AFAR Local Expert
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