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
Orange Street, Cape Town in 1870
Sea Point in 1890
De Waal Park in 1898
The beach that used to be in Woodstock-taken in 1899
The busy naval base in Simon’s Town in 1900
Welgemeend is one of the oldest surviving houses in Cape Town and was built in Gardens in 1700
The lime kilns in Mowbray in 1910 with Table Mountain as a backdrop
The old pier was completed in 1910 and became a popular spot for Capetonians-photo taken in 1911
The view from Blouberg in 1950
Kloof Road en route to Glen Beach in 1953
The first Cape Argus cycle tour was held in 1978 with 525 people participating. By 2012 the entry had grown to 35000 riders.