Cape Town  in winter, 1968. | by Etiennedup

These color vintage photographs offer a unique glimpse into the lives of South Africans who would feel the full force of apartheid through t.

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."

https://flic.kr/p/XmjyYJ | The first Woolworths,1931. | The first Woolworths in the country opened its doors in the old Royal Hotel building , Plein street, Cape Town in October,1931.

The first Woolworths in the country opened its doors in the old Royal Hotel building , Plein street, Cape Town in

To the time it snowed on Table Mountain in 1909. Photo taken from Buitenkant Street.

Buitenkant Street which linked the settlement of Cape Town to the Wash Houses next to the Platteklip Stream where clothes were washed by slaves. Snow on Table Mountain!

Roggebaai Beach early 1900s | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Roggebaai Beach early (Table Mountain with cloud cover 'table cloth' in background)

40 Wonderful Color Photographs Capture Street Scenes of Cape Town, South Africa from between the 1950s and 1970s

40 Wonderful Color Photographs Capture Street Scenes of Cape Town, South Africa from between the and

Cape of Good Hope - History

Cape Town - Waterfront with the Table Mountain at the background (year unknown)

old Cape 2

Die rooi blokkies stel dorps erwe voor en die ster aan die linkerkant, naby die kus is die Kasteel.

Bain's Kloof Pass, South Africa. Courtesy: Wolfgang Wiggers, Ottersberg (Germany).

Bain's Kloof Pass 1853 Bain's Kloof pass was built by Andrew Bain in It was a major engineering feat that allowed the town of Wellington to be linked to Ceres and Worcester.

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