In Cape Town’s Queen Victoria Street – a stretch of the mother city that is every bit as regal as its name suggests – you’ll find the beautiful Company’s Garden. It was started way back in1652 by the Dutch settlers who were in the throes of establishing a refreshment station at the Cape where they could replenish their supplies on their long sea voyages to the East. It remains a special corner of Cape Town where visitors and locals can catch their breath in a leafy space on the outer edge of the city. Some of what you’ll find there: many beautiful and botanically significant trees; a rose garden created in 1929; a fish pond; aviary; South Africa’s oldest pear tree cultivated in 1652; the Dellville Wood Memorial Garden commemorating the World War 1 battle at Delville Wood in France;  the Garden Tea Room; a herb and succulent garden; historic statues; and local arts and crafts.