Cape Town - Company Gardens: the oldest park in South Africa

Company Gardens: the oldest park in South Africa

Fri, 21 May
(32 reviews)
Cape Town CBD, Cape Town, South Africa
45 mins

About the tour

Situated in Cape Town's heart and stretching from the National Library of South Africa to the South African Museum, Company Gardens were established by the Dutch in 1652 and are the oldest gardens in South Africa. We shall take a pleasant walk, unveiling the monuments and the many points of interests that have made Company Gardens one of the Rainbow Nation's top monuments.

Meet your local guide


With over 25 years of international tourism experience, Antonio left the hotel industry two years ago to marry the passion of being with tourists, travel, and continuously learning about the country he loves: South Africa. He travelled extensively as a Tour Guide and an interpreter for Italian groups in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Antonio is a very energetic and passionate certified Cape Town Tour Guide. His love for South Africa and Cape Town portrays a strong enthusiasm that strongly captivates you and makes you want to know more about the history, culture, food, and nature of the incredible Cape Region.

Antonio has been guiding since Jul 2019

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Cape Town with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Cape Town. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Reine (OntarioCanada) O.

11 May 2021

Another great tour from Antonio...I love Cape Town more after each visit with you....

Malcolm N.

11 May 2021

Wouldn't mind him being my tour guide when I get to SA in December! Good and informative.

Denise P.

11 May 2021

Beautiful tour. History of buildings and plants in the garden very interesting. Thank you,

Danielle B.

11 May 2021

The tour was very interesting and I laughed out loud at your reaction to rats

Beverly M.

11 May 2021

Antonio is an excellent guide and has a way of drawing you in to the stories he tells about the history of his country at the same time strolling through the oldest gardens in South Africa, a furry friend surprise along the way for Antonio but it was a live tour & he carried on. Magnificent views of Table Top Mountain. Well done Antonio.

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