Cape Town

<p>South Africa, Capetown, 1837. Image courtesy of</p>

The centre of Cape Town is situated in the northern end of Cape Peninsula, South Africa, in the shadow of Table Mountain. Table Bay had long been used as a stop over for ships traveling between Europe and the West Indies. In 1652 the Dutch East India Company set up a way station for ships traveling to the Dutch East Indies. Over the intervening years the settlement grew. By 1836 Cape Town was in British Possession, having passed between British and Dutch control numerous times.


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