Cape Town of Yore Pictorially

It is not that I am au fait with Cape Town but apart from Port Elizabeth, I possess a natural affinity for Cape Town.  Besides spending three months in Cape Town performing a due diligence and many an Easter participating in the Two Oceans, I have never actually spent much time there.

Nonetheless photographs of the old Cape Town always appeal to me. Here are my latest batch.

Main picture: The majestic Table Mountain

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Orange Street, Cape Town in 1870

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Sea Point in 1890

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De Waal Park in 1898

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The beach that used to be in Woodstock-taken in 1899

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The busy naval base in Simon’s Town in 1900

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Welgemeend is one of the oldest surviving houses in Cape Town and was built in Gardens in 1700

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The lime kilns in Mowbray in 1910 with Table Mountain as a backdrop

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The old pier was completed in 1910 and became a popular spot for Capetonians-photo taken in 1911

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The view from Blouberg in 1950

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Kloof Road en route to Glen Beach in 1953

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The first Cape Argus cycle tour was held in 1978 with 525 people participating. By 2012 the entry had grown to 35000 riders.


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