Old South African Photos

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Cape Town Pier

The construction of a pier at the bottom of Adderley Street was completed in 1913 . It contained an amphitheatre, restaurant, observation tower, bathing cubicles and a landing stage for sailing and rowing boats. (waterfront.co.za)

Drama in Long street c1977.

We all stood there during lunch time watching this chap on the third floor ledge of the YMCA building threatening to jump. The Emergency services, Police and Ambulance crews stood by in the street ready for anything while the police special unit tried to talk him down. After about an half an hour the massive assembled crowd started chanting...Jump..Jump..Jump, which he eventually did. Luckily for him he bounced off the veranda (photo) straight into the jumping sheet below. The Police led him…

11060 (552) 17-06-1974 Johannesburg BUT 9641T Trolley Bus No 581 and BUT 964T Trolley Bus No 629 on the Harrison Street Bridge, Johannesburg, South Africa.

I D No 11060 (552) photographed by John Ward on the date of 1974-06-17 using a 35mm camera producing a colour positive in slide format and then scanned and digitized. . Johannesburg BUT 964T Trolley Bus No 581 and BUT 9641T Trolley Bus No 629 on the Harrison Street Bridge, Johannesburg, South Africa. The leading trolley11060 (552) 17 bus has an MCCW Metal framed (6-bay) double deck body, assembled by Bus Bodies of (South Africa) Limited.

Sunday afternoon stroll circa 1911.

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

Cape Town station Porter, 1962.

a Well known sight on all stations during the sixties.

The Gordons Gala, The Pier, Cape Town

" A striking photograph taken at the Gordons Gala at the Pier on Saturday. Start of men's 2 mile race" Photo: Blyth Clayton Cape Times 11 Dec 1926

c1895 Fish Hoek cycling

Perfect for your mind and body, Nordic Walking uses up to 30% more energy than jogging without any perceived additional exertion compared to normal walking

1800's late Kalk Bay - gosouth.co.za

Perfect for your mind and body, Nordic Walking uses up to 30% more energy than jogging without any perceived additional exertion compared to normal walking

History of Braamfontein Pt.2 (Lost Braamfontein)

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An Austin 10 on the Houw Hoek Pass, on the way to Hermanus

Late 1930s