Vintage Cape Town

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Chapman's Peak Drive Opened to the Public on 6th May 1922

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View of Table Mountain from the Fishing Harbour at Rogge Bay, early 1900s

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Athlone Castle departing Cape Town.......1962

Postcard of the "Mailship" leaving the docks for the U. K.......... Sadly a scene we see no more!

The Opera House, Cape Town

This building, opened in 1893, was situated on the corner of Darling and Grave* Streets, on the site eventually occupied by the General Post Office. It was built before the present Standard Bank Building was extended from Adderley Street through to Parliament Street. The Opera House Restaurant on the first floor was for many years one of the most popular eating-out establishments in Cape Town. It was demolished in 1937. * Grave Street then, is Parliament Street today; the location of the…

Parked for a stroll on the old pier, c1926.

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Construction of the Afrikaans Language Monument, Paarl

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The Mouille Point Lighthouse

Early 1900s The Mouille Point lighthouse went out of use in 1908 when the Table Bay harbour breakwater light came into operation. The structure was still in existence in 1921, but was later demolished. The foundation of the tower is located in the grounds of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology situated on the site of the old Mouille Point Battery at Granger Bay.

Orange Street, Gardens

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Long Street in the late 1890s

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Market day on the Grand Parade, circa 1940s-

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Pentz street, Bo-Kaap, 1960.

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