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Government Avenue

Government Avenue
Government Avenue is a leafy road that runs between Cape Town's parliament buildings and the Company's Gardens. It's a road frequented by doves, squirrels, and at times a mamma and pappa duck with a set of ducklings in tow.

It's a nice place to be. I kinda envy those who work in town and are able to take a stroll though this area at lunch times.

Peninsula trip stop 2: The Company’s Garden

Peninsula trip stop 2: The Company's Garden
The second stop of our trip around the peninsula was at the Company's Garden. The word "Company" in the name referrers to the Dutch East India company, who were the first European settlers to land and set up a base at Cape Town. The Company's Garden was established by the commander, Jan Van Riebeeck, to grow produce to supply passing ships with food.

For their historical significance, the gardens are today considered a national monument.