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The Company's Garden
The Company's Garden, in the heart of the city, dates back to the 17th century, when the Dutch used the natural spring water running down from the mountain to establish a garden to grow fruit and vegetables to supply passing ships travelling to the East. On Government Avenue, which runs through it for about one kilometer, squirrels scamper around between the old oak trees. Along the way you pass the South African National Gallery, the Planetarium, the Holocaust Centre, the presidential offices Tuynhuis, the South African National Library, St. George’s Cathedral (where Nobel laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu used to preach) and the Slave Lodge museum. Grab a bite at the recently opened Company’s Garden Restaurant, which has been getting great reviews for its breakfasts and lunches under the garden’s old trees.
By Ted Botha
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15 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
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