Category Archives: History

Looking back on Heritage Day…Then & Now

In the spirit of Heritage Day, we at Cape Point Route have been reminiscing about the times been and gone.  So often, it isn’t until we look back on actual photographic evidence that we remember that life wasn’t always the … Continue reading

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The Royal Navy has gone to the Dogs…

It only took 75 years but the captivating and enchanting story of the only dog ever enlisted in the Royal Navy will soon be made into an international motion picture. Dumb Dog Productions and HopLite Entertainment are excited to announce … Continue reading

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ST George & Dragon Festival: Simons Town: 17 & 18 April

Great news!!   Following the success of last year, the St George and the Dragon Festival will be held on 17 and 18 April 2015 in the village of Simon’s Town.   The festival kicks off with a Medieval Feast in … Continue reading

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Able Seaman Just Nuisance, R.N.

Able Seaman Just Nuisance, R.N. Great Dane – Great Friend In 1939 the British Royal Navy enlisted a dog, with rank, pay, rations and duties! Just Nuisance’s birthday is celebrated annually on the 1st of April. This year the commemorative … Continue reading

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Cape Point Route – then and Now

Then & Now is a collection of past and present, before and after photos taken on the Cape Point Route. Thanks to those who submitted images and to the Town Museums of the south peninsula who collate, archive and preserve … Continue reading

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Museums of the Cape Point Route

I am sure more locals are guilty of never visiting our local museums that our foreign visitors.. partly because we don’t tend to explore our own cities as much as we do others when we travel and partly we feel … Continue reading

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Destination: Simon's Town

Read any travel guide on Simon’s Town and it is always stated that it’s a navy town with a penguin colony, and whilst all that is true, visitors will soon realize it has so much more to offer. It’s close … Continue reading

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Round the Cape 514 years ago!

Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape 514 years ago on 22 November 1497 and changed history in South Africa for ever! Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) was a Portuguese explorer who discovered an ocean route from Portugal to the East. Da … Continue reading

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100 year anniversary of the 1st airmail delivery

Monday 17th October 2011: The South African Post Office celebrates the 100th anniversary year of the first airmail delivery in South Africa which involved the towns of Kenilworth and Muizenberg on the 27 December 1911. Pilot, Evelyn “Bok” Driver flew, … Continue reading

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