Famous shipwrecks of the Cape

Famous shipwrecks of the cape It is said that the first name given by the European sailors to what we now refer to as Cape Town or the Cape Peninsula, was ‘The Cape of Storms’.  With good reason, as the winter storms are more accurately ‘tempests’. It was also described, by Sir Francis Drake as…

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Old Cape buildings

I recently discovered a Facebook page dedicated to the Cape’s threatened buildings. Jim Hislop, who manages the page, takes most of the present-day photos and researches the history of the buildings. The result is a fascinating look at the history of this interesting city, and region, that is all too easy to take for granted…

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