The History of the Cape Point Peninsula Article 2: The first colonization

The weather worn rocks of the Table Mountain chain give you the feeling that they are eternal, and that things have always been as they are today. It is hard to imagine that things were once very different. In geological terms it was only a moment ago that our ancestors came to gaze upon the mountains for the first time. Evidence suggests that our ancestor’s first settled...
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A Cape Point Landmark in Poor Condition- Slangkop Lighthouse: TLC Required

The wind was howling from the South East, low clouds scudding over the top of the hills, white horses playing out to sea as I approached one of the Cape Peninsula’s most iconic landmarks- Slangkop Lighthouse. Its hard not to be impressed by this symbol of man’s attempts to tame Cape Point. There are few better experiences of driving around the area than that of coming over t...
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A History of the Cape Point Peninsula Article 1: A (brief) laymen’s look at the Geological origins of our beloved Cape Point

Being a curious person I recently got interested in the geology of the region. This was partly fueled by the fact that the view from my computer is of the Dassenburg in Fish Hoek, a most intriguing looking lump of rock. This is part one of a series of articles I am planning and is a brief journey back in time, written by a laymen, for the enjoyment of other laymen. All good ...
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