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The Company’s Garden is situated in Queen Victoria Street, at the top of Adderley Street, and adjacent to the South African Parliament. It takes its name from the Dutch East India Company who first started the garden in 1652 for the victualing of their ships that plied the spice trade route between Europe and the East Indies, via The Cape of Good Hope.

The Company’s Garden is abutted by numerous important landmarks, including the lodge house for the slaves who built large parts of the historic city, the present day Houses of Parliament, the Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium, St George’s Cathedral (which is the seat of the Anglican church in South Africa), the National Library of South Africa, the South African National Gallery, the Great Synagogue and Holocaust Centre as well as Tuynhuys, which is used by the President on state occasions.

General Info

    Formal name:

    The Company’s Garden

    Web links:

    http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/parks/Pages/TheCompanysGarden.aspx

    Web links with UA facilities:

    No

    Tourism products and facilities offered:

    No

    Facilities indoor vs outdoor:

    No

    Shaded or covered areas:

    Yes

    Accredited:

    No

    Linked to local pedestrian walkways:

    Yes

    Tactile warning systems at vehicular crossings:

    Yes

    Signage indicating alternative access:

    Yes

    Public transport:

    Yes

    Public transport have low floor entry vehicles:

    Yes

    Accessible parking:

    No

    Accessible without having to negotiate any stairs:

    Yes

    Security control at the entrance:

    No

    Intercom communication or push button at the entrance:

    No

    Glass panels in the door:

    No

    Wall or surface reflective:

    No

    Information available at the reception desk:

    None

    Background noise at the reception desk:

    No

    Information is available at the information / reception desk:

    A self-guided walk brochure at the Visitors Centre.

    Casual seating:

    Yes

    Casual seating locations:

    There are park benches in all areas.

    Chair height:

    600mm

    Chair with arm rests:

    Some do.

    Access routes to access all elements of the attraction level:

    Yes

    Ramps to accommodate the change in levels:

    Yes

    Clear signage in the building indicating the location of facilities including toilets:

    Yes

    Colour of the lettering and signage:

    Green

    Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities:

    Yes

    Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities provided and where:

    There are 3 at the public toilets and one at the Visitors Centre.

    Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities signage:

    Yes

    Location of key is indicated if wheelchair accessible toilet facilities are locked:

    There is an attendant to assist.

    Other workstations where visitors might need to sit:

    Yes

    Height of the seat of chair:

    600mm high benches

    Electronic visual displays:

    No

    Electronic, localized radio information or audio guides available at the attraction for visitors:

    No

    Possible to link to any websites or electronic broadcasts while visiting the attraction?:

    Yes

    Other information available:

    Brochures and maps

    Available in:

    Prints- Hard copies

    Available in large text format:

    No

    Available in braille:

    No

    Available in voice format:

    No

    Staff with sign language capability:

    No

    Loop systems installed in the building:

    No

    Other:

    No

    Formal name:

    The Company's Gardens

    Web links:

    http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/parks/Pages/TheCompanysGarden.aspx

    Web links with UA facilities:

    No it does not.

    Tourism products and facilities offered:

    No it does not.

    Facilities indoor vs outdoor:

    No it does not.

    Shaded or covered areas:

    Yes there are.

    Accredited:

    No

    Accrediting agencies:

    N/A

    Linked to local pedestrian walkways:

    Yes

    Tactile warning systems at vehicular crossings:

    None

    Signage indicating alternative access:

    Yes

    Public transport:

    Yes

    Public transport has low floor entry vehicles:

    Yes it does have.

    Accessible parking:

    No

    Number of accessible parking bays:

    Street parking.

    Parking distance to the attraction:

    There is no public parking area. Street parking does not have ‘handicapped bays’.
    All parking is very close to the garden – 5meters away from the garden.

    Accessible without having to negotiate any stairs:

    Yes

    Security control at the entrance:

    No

    Intercom communication or push button at the entrance:

    No

    Size of button:

    N/A

    Visual indication that system has been activated:

    N/A

    Type of entrance door:

    manual

    Clear opening width of the gate or first opening leaf of the entrance door:

    Gates are open between 7am and 7pm.

    Door handles fitted to gate or door:

    N/A

    Door handles location above floor:

    N/A

    Glass panels in the door:

    No

    Visual indicators on the glass panels:

    No

    Floor finish of attraction:

    Paved
    Grass

    Floor finishes vary in the attraction:

    No

    Floor finish areas and texture in the attraction:

    N/A

    Floor finish slippery when wet:

    No it won't be slippery when wet.

    Location of the reception at the entrance:

    No

    Location of the reception desk clearly visible and easily identifiable from the entrance door:

    No

    Obstacles in the path of travel or close to the path of travel from the entrance door to the reception desk

    N/A

    Reception desk height:

    N/A

    Dropped section of counter below 80cm in height, with leg space under the desk:

    No

    Alternative desk with a work surface below 80cm, with leg space below the desk:

    N/A

    Chair provided at dropped desk section or alternative desk:

    No

    Chair height:

    N/A

    Chair arm rests:

    No

    Colour of the wall or surface behind the reception desk:

    N/A

    Wall or surface reflective:

    No

    Information available at the reception desk:

    None

    Background noise at the reception desk:

    No

    Information is available at the information / reception desk:

    A self-guided walk brochure at the Visitors Centre.

    Casual seating:

    Yes

    Casual seating locations:

    There are park benches in all areas.

    Chair height:

    +- 60cm

    Chair with arm rests:

    Some does have arm rests.

    Access routes to access all elements of the attraction levels:

    Yes

    Ramps to accommodate the change in levels:

    Yes

    Clear signage in the building indicating the location of facilities including toilets:

    Yes there are.

    Height of the lettering and symbols on the signage:

    Variable

    Colour of the lettering and signage:

    Green on white

    Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities:

    Yes

    Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities provided and where:

    There are 3 – 2 at the public toilets and one at the Visitors center.

    Wheelchair accessible toilet facilities signage:

    Yes

    Location of key is indicated if wheelchair accessible toilet facilities are locked:

    There is an attendant to assist.

    Other workstations where visitors might need to sit:

    Yes

    Electronic visual displays:

    No

    Electronic visual displays size:

    N/A

    Information displayed:

    N/A

    Height to the center line of the display:

    N/A

    Electronic, localized radio information or audio guides available at the attraction for visitors:

    No

    Possible to link to any websites or electronic broadcasts while visiting the attraction?:

    Yes it is.

    Other information available:

    Brochures

    Available in:

    Hard-copy

    Available in large text format:

    No

    Available in braille:

    No

    Available in voice format:

    No

    Staff that have received specialized training to provide universal access support to visitors:

    No

    Staff with sign language capability:

    No

    Loop systems installed in the building:

    No

    Other:

    None

Contact Details

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 to 19:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 to 19:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 to 19:00
  • Thursday 07:00 to 19:00
  • Friday 07:00 to 19:00
  • Saturday 07:00 to 19:00
  • Sunday 07:00 to 19:00

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