Chapmans peak drive 1949, Cape Town. #History #HoutBay

Chapmans Drive, Cape Town (I've been on this road and there is NO guard rail and HUGE drop off cliff so kind of a scary ride, at least in some places

Table Mountain Cableway. by Etiennedup, via Flickr

Let's all get on the "nope nuh huh uh" cable car ride (Table Mountain Cableway)

Royal visit Feb. 1947. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Royal cavalcade in its way from HMS Vanguard to the City Hall. I believe the Heerengracht was straightened in

Cape Town: The Bark, William Hales, Towing Out Of Port In 1886. The featured vessel in this painting is the American bark, William Holes. She was rounding the Cape of Good Hope from Singapore en route to New York when she went aground on a reef off Struis Point. The ships' log reveals the predicament.   "Put in leaky. Struck reef off Struis Point and bumped very heavily. After setting all sail ship came off. All hands worked pumps. Water gained rapidly so made for Table Bay."

Cape Town: The Bark, William Hales, Towing Out Of Port In 1886. The featured vessel in this painting is the American bark, William Holes. She was rounding the Cape of Good Hope from Singapore en route to New York when she went aground on a reef off Struis Point. The ships' log reveals the predicament. "Put in leaky. Struck reef off Struis Point and bumped very heavily. After setting all sail ship came off. All hands worked pumps. Water gained rapidly so made for Table Bay."

Bathing Pool and Pavilion, Sea Point, Cape Town 1930 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Capetonians cool off in the inviting waters at the pool in Sea Point while onlookers enjoy the shade of the Pavilion in this early photo. Note the low-rise skyline of the buildings in the background.

Cape Town, Victoria Road, vintage postcard

Postcards of the Past - Vintage Postcards of Cape Town, South Africa


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