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Harvard's, 1952.

a Harvard flight practicing for a flypast at the van Riebeeck festival, April 1952. Photo via Bruce James.

Roman Rock lighthouse is the only lighthouse in South Africa to stand on a rock. On account of high tides and gale-force winds, work could only be carried out 7 days a month and consequently it took 4 years to build - from 1857 to 1861.

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Simon's Town / Simonstown, Cape Town, South Africa - A place to enjoy whale watching, penguins, sun, yachting, fishing, eating and good, safe accommodation.

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Golden Acre in its heyday 1981

Golden Acre in its heyday 1981.

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The Spirit of District Six: 32 Interesting Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life of Cape Town, South Africa in 1970

The Spirit of District Six: 32 Interesting Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life of Cape Town, South Africa in 1970

Now in his 70s, the South African photographer Cloete Breytenbach began working as a journalist on an Afrikaans-language newspaper in Cape Town in 1951 and went on to an international career. But Cape Town remained his home base, and “District Six,” his moving series of photographs at White Box, is set there. District Six was the name of an area that was Dutch colonial farmland in the 18th century and by the 20th had become a lively part of Cape Town. Its population was racially and…

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Central City ,1967.

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Woodstock Beach  circa 1935 by Etiennedup, via Flickr

Woodstock Beach circa 1935

Before moving to Newlands in 1955 the Castle Brewery was located in lower Woodstock. The road on the left crossing the railway lines is Lower Church str. that is still used today. The dark building on the beach is the Woodstock pavilion.

The village of Cape Town 1897

This falls outside the normal time frame of this set, but this rustic scene of the city bowl portrays life in the slow lane of a hundred years ago.

Van Riebeeck Hotel, Gordons Bay , Nov.1971. | Photo;Mike Wan… | Flickr

Van Riebeeck Hotel, Gordons Bay , Nov.1971.

Van Riebeeck Hotel, Gordons Bay , Nov.1971. | Photo;Mike Wan… | Flickr

Table View c1967.

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1968 Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa | Taken in Fe… | Flickr

1968 Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

Taken in February 1968, Muizenberg was one of the few "integrated" beaches in apartheid South Africa.