Cape Town Sights

Cape Town has grown as a city in a way that few others in the world have. Take a good look at the street names. Strand and Waterkant streets (meaning "beach" and "waterside," respectively) are now far from the sea. However, when they were named, they were right on the beach. An enormous program of dumping rubble into the ocean extended the city by a good few square miles (thanks to the Dutch obsession

with reclaiming land from the sea). Almost all the city on the seaward side of Strand and Waterkant is part of the reclaimed area of the city known as the Foreshore. If you look at old paintings of the city, you will see that originally waves lapped at the very walls of the castle, now more than half a mile from the ocean.

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Cape Town Holocaust Centre

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The center is both a memorial to the 6 million Jews and other victims who were killed during the Holocaust and an education center whose...

City Bowl Market

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Experience real Cape Town local life every Thursday from 5 pm in this rented church hall space. With fresh produce, a wide variety of...

South African Jewish Museum

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Housed in the Old Synagogue—South Africa's first synagogue, built in 1863—this museum lies adjacent to the Cape Town Holocaust Centre...

South African National Gallery

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This museum houses a good collection of 19th- and 20th-century European art, but its most interesting exhibits are the South African...

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