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Cape Town's first traffic light. The city's first three traffic lights were installed in January one is in Darling street near the Castle. They were promptly named Robots. a uniquely South African term which has remained through the years. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Retro Pictures, Vintage Photographs, Cape Town South Africa, Traffic Light, Beach Trip, Beach Travel

Cape Town's first traffic light.

The city's first three traffic lights were installed in January 1932.This one is in Darling street near the Castle. They were promptly named Robots. a uniquely South African term which has remained through the years.

Statue of Wolraad Woltemade by Ivan Mitford-Barberton at Old Mutual Pinelands African States, Sculptures, Lion Sculpture, Cape Town South Africa, Most Beautiful Cities, My Land, African History, Old Art, Old Things

Wolraad Woltemade statue in the grounds of Old Mutual, Pinelands. (June 1, 1773 – Table Bay, Cape Town) The wreck of De Jonge Thomas lay in Table Bay. Wolraad Woltemade rode his horse, Vonk, into the raging sea to save lives of the ship's crew. He managed to rescue 2 sailors. He repeated this 6 times successfully. Woltemade rode out into the sea again – but this time too many sailors grabbed onto his horse. Both he and the horse, & the sailors, drowned.

View of Lion's Head from Sea Point - 1910 Table Mountain Cape Town, Cities In Africa, Botany Bay, Pretoria, Most Beautiful Cities, African History, Old Photos, Lions, Seaside

View of Lion's Head from the Sea Side

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Set against the majestic Blinkwater Ravine this house had a unique location with it's mountain and sea views. Bay Photo, African History, African Art, Most Beautiful Cities, Antique Maps, Modern Buildings, Africa Travel, Cape Town, Live

Marine Villa,Camps Bay c1902.

Set against the majestic Blinkwater Ravine this house had a unique location with it's mountain and sea views.

The aftermath of the storm of 17 May 1865 with ships ashore near the Castle. Photograph : Library of Parliament Old Pictures, Old Photos, Cities In Africa, South African Air Force, Baden Powell, Knysna, Out Of Africa, Most Beautiful Cities, Antique Maps

The aftermath of the storm of 17 May 1865 with ships ashore near the Castle. Photograph : Library of Parliament

Cape Town, the southern capital of Nordic Walking - Modern Nordic Walking* there with Southpole Nordic Walking South Africa - SA's only Nordic Walking organisation, since 2005 Old Pictures, Old Photos, Cape Town South Africa, Most Beautiful Cities, Historical Pictures, African History, Scenery, Street View, Places

The Fireman's Arms early 1900s

Dates back to 1864. Corner Buitengracht and Mechau Streets

Bronze leopard of Hout Bay - Ivan Milford-Barberton The last leopard seen in Hout Bay was in 1937 on Little Lion's Head Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Most Beautiful Cities, Historical Pictures, African History, Cape Town, Places To See

I have often wondered.......1963.

I have often wondered how the bronze Leopard got on his rock in Hout Bay.

Voortrekker Rd,Bellville, early 1950's | by Etiennedup Old Pictures, Old Photos, South African Air Force, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Most Beautiful Cities, Historical Pictures, Cape Town, Old Things

Voortrekker Rd,Bellville, early 1950's

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