De Waal Park

Upper Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Camp Street Cape Town Western Cape 8001 ZA
Address: Upper Orange Road, Gardens
Opening hours: 06:30 to 20:00 in summer (Sep – Mar)
07:00 to 18:00 in winter (Apr – Aug)
Size: 12 hectares
Entrance: Free

De Waal Park is located in the heart of Cape Town’s City Bowl, with Table Mountain forming a spectacular backdrop.

The park originated in 1895 by, then mayor, David Christiaan de Waal. It was originally noted for the wide variety of trees growing there, and today is cherished as a serene community meeting place for all. It serves a diverse community, providing a peaceful, relaxing environment within the bustle of city life.

De Waal Park is renowned for the social interaction of adults, children and dogs. Many visitors delight in the area around the pond and the Victorian fountain, while children enjoy themselves in the playground.

The Friends of De Waal Park Association was formed by a group of park users with the intention of maintaining, upgrading, refurbishing and extending the amenities to the highest levels, which are financed by the members’ yearly fees, as well as donations and funds raised by both members and generous sponsors, both private and corporate. In the summer of 2011/12 the Friends of De Waal Park began a series of highly successful concerts in the park, utilising the Edwardian bandstand. The concerts range from classical to jazz, are free to the public, and envisioned to be an annual event.


Victorian fountain
Edwardian bandstand
Water feature

Play equipment
Grassed area
Public toilets
Footpaths / tracks
Cycling allowed
Dogs on leashes allowed
Fenced off / enclosed area

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