Cape Town before we were born

table mountain

Table Mountain 1870

!cid_E56D0C9082474972B0C5AE71B340AEDD@BenvanRensburgOrange Street, Cape Town 1870


Sea Point 1890


De Waal Park 1898


The beach that used to be in Woodstock. Photo taken in 1899


Navel base in Simon’s Town 1900


“Welgemeend” is one of the oldest surviving houses in Cape Town and was build in Gardens in 1700.

This photo was taken in 1901.


The Lime kilns in Mowbray in 1910, with Table Mountain in the backround.


The Old Pier was completed in 1910 and became a popular spot for Capetonians.

This picture was taken in 1911.


The USS Huntington arrives to a very desolate foreshore in 1948.

The foreshore was built in 1945, but due to the economic climate after the war, it took a while to be properly utilised.


The view from Blouberg in 1950.


Kloof Road en-route to Glen Beach in 1953.


The First Cape Argus Cycle Tour took place in 1978, with 525 people

taking part. The entry grew to 35,000 riders in 2012.