South Africa Vintage

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Cape Town 1877 and even then it was only an hour from Franschhoek home of La Clé des Montagnes - 4 luxurious villas on a working wine farm

City, c1877.

The Molteno reservoir starting out. Here you can find out more,en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molteno_Dam

Electric Tram leaving Camps Bay for Cape Town 1902 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Electric Tram leaving Camps Bay for Cape Town

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Table Bay - c1900

Busy day in Table Bay circa 1900.

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a Replica of Jan van Riebeeck's ship in Table Bay during the Van Riebeeck festival in 1952.

Dromedaris 1952.

a Replica of Jan van Riebeeck's ship in Table Bay during the Van Riebeeck festival in 1952.

Archway Road looking north C1960 | A last look at the Archwa… | Flickr

Archway Road looking north C1960

A last look at the Archway Tavern and Archway Road as it was before the roundabout changed the character of this main junction. A trolleybus on route 609 turns from Archway Road (now Archway Close) into Holloway Road, while the RT on Sunday only route 134A heads for Junction Road. Photo by Fred Ivey N.B This picture is part of a set looking at the Holloway Road, from Archway to Highbury Corner. To see a disappeared world of horse trams, electric trams, trolleybuses, cinemas, theatres…

After the completion in 1910 the old Pier was a popular venue amongst Capetonians wanting to 'get out'

Sunday afternoon stroll circa 1911.

After the completion in 1910 the old Pier was a popular venue amongst Capetonians wanting to 'get out'

This view depicts a busy scene. On sale days, part of the Square is devoted to the selling of all kinds of merchandise by public auction. In the background, the headgears of some of the mines can be seen. Market Square was a long, rectangular area, extending from Rissik Street to Sauer Street and bounded by President and Market Streets.

Market Square, Johannesburg

This view depicts a busy scene. On sale days, part of the Square is devoted to the selling of all kinds of merchandise by public auction. In the background, the headgears of some of the mines can be seen. Market Square was a long, rectangular area, extending from Rissik Street to Sauer Street and bounded by President and Market Streets.

Old VOC company gardens, Cape Town. BelAfrique your personal travel planner - www.BelAfrique.com

Welcome to BELAFRIQUE - Your Personal Travel Planner in Southern Africa

Old VOC company gardens, Cape Town. BelAfrique your personal travel planner - www.BelAfrique.com

Commissioner Street 1890s - source unknown

Rare early Johannesburg memoir discovered and available for download

A remarkable memoir of R W Kelly who lived in Johannesburg from the 1890s to about 1930 is available for download (click here or use the download link below the notice). It is a memoir that was discovered, transcribed and edited by his grandson Robert Wilmot. It is a rare find as it is a first hand account of Johannesburg as a raw new, boom and bust type of town. Kelly was at

Signal Hill, Cape Town - view from Cape Town Castle - Up Table Mountain – In the footsteps of Lady Anne Barnard

Up Table Mountain – In the footsteps of Lady Anne Barnard