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June 22, 2021

Beautiful Postcards of Cape Town in the 1960s

Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and also the legislative capital of South Africa.

Cape Town in the 1960s

Colloquially named the Mother City, it is the largest city of the Western Cape province and forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. The Parliament of South Africa is situated in Cape Town. The other two capitals are located in Gauteng (Pretoria the executive capital where the Presidency is based) and in the Free State (Bloemfontein the judicial capital where the Supreme Court of Appeal is located).

The city is known for its harbor, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is home to 49% of the Western Cape’s population.

Here below is a set of beautiful postcards from mallix that shows what Cape Town looked like in the 1960s.

Company Gardens, circa 1965

Kirstenbosch, circa 1965

Mailship in the Duncan Dock, circa 1965

Adderly Street, 1966

Camps Bay, 1966

Cape Town, 1966

Excelsior Fransch Hoek, 1966

Franschoek from the pass, 1966

Hex River Valley, 1966

Hout Bay, 1966

Kirstenbosch, 1966. This parking lot was later moved to the back of the building. But it's all gone now

Mosterts Mill, 1966

Steenbras Dam, 1966

The Ritz Hotel, Sea Point, 1966

Alfred Docks, 1967

Cape Town, 1967

Grand Hotel on Adderly and Strand Street, 1967

Groote Schuur Hospital, 1967

Cape Town at 5000ft, 1968

Chapmans Peak, 1968

Hermanus, 1968

St Joseph's Sanitarium, Mowbray, 1968

The Swiss Farm Excelsior, Fransch Hoek, 1968

Cape Town CBD, 1969

Muizenberg, 1969

The Foreshore, 1969

The Somerset Strand, 1969

1 comment:

  1. Remarkable!
    It's the 1960s and there is not a VW Beetle to be seen ANYWHERE!




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