A visit to the legendary Cape Town Gardens turned out to be much more than what I expected. For me, living in Cape Town, the Gardens is a childhood memory renowned for feeding the squirrels and the birds in luscious green surroundings.
The Gardens are well kept, with cleaners and security guards on duty and in sight everywhere. Not at any time did we feel unsafe.
A tourist attraction is the very tame birds and squirrels that will harass you, should you have any food items in your hands. The older children really love this. At one stage I had about seven birds on my arms and a squirrel climbing up my leg to get to the packet of peanuts I was holding. This mostly happens in the area close to the restaurant where there is more people and food available.
The restaurant is still located at its original spot and did not change much at all. We were lucky to see two albino squirrels, something I’ve never seen before. Towards both ends of the Garden it was quiet and peaceful. This is where we decided to have our picnic. The relaxed atmosphere and fresh air helped us unwind and we enjoyed picnicking on the lawn.
For those who like there bottle of wine included in their picnic basket, alcohol is not allowed, which is self explanatory.
The Gardens looks slightly different, and a few ponds with ducks and ducklings were added to the upgrades.
In summary I can recommend you to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, as the Gardens is definitely worth a visit. I would not put this on the top of list for picnic spots, although we enjoyed a lazy morning on the perfectly manicured lawn.
|Graffiti bamboo||The original well|
|Cape Town Gardens, Cape Town|
|Tel no||021 400 2521
021 400 2821
|Nearest Town||Cape Town||Max Persons|
|Distance from Town||In Cape Town||Chalets/Cottages|
|Shop with basics||Brochure|
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