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Castle of Good Hope

This so-called castle - in reality, more of a fortress - is the oldest building in South Africa. Originally built by the Dutch it was later occupied by the English. It acted as a command centre for the respective governors. On the second floor of the building at left is the longest high table in the land. It spans the entire length of the room, a good 20 metres I'm guessing. The private art collection bequeathed within is also very impressive.
Cape Town - Panoramic Paradise

April 23rd 2015
So the curtain comes down on my extended vacation in Cape Town. Initially there for my brother’s wedding I stayed on for a further two weeks to enjoy some more of the city itself. What a surprise and a priviledge it has been to be able to see the city as if for the first time despite it being perhaps my fourth visit to the ‘mother city’. What a surprise and a priviledge it has b ... read more
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South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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