Images of Cape Town


Image of Cape Town, South Africa (NASA, January 1995). Cape Town, considered to be one of the great scenic cities of the world, is captured in this southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. In the Republic of South Africa, Cape Town is second to Johannesburg in population and second to Durban as a port and industrial center. The city, situated in the southwestern part of the Cape Province, lies at the foot of Table Mountain (1088 meters in altitude on the shore of Table Bay, in which lies Robbin Island. Because the mountains obstruct inland expansion, the city has developed along the coast—its western suburbs fronting the Atlantic Ocean (Table Bay) and its southern suburbs fronting the Indian Ocean (False Bay). Agricultural areas (brownish-tan) stretch northward from the city along the coastal plain. Food processing, wine making, and clothing manufacturing are the city’s most important industries. The Cape of Good Hope appears at the southern tip of the peninsula.


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Die Kat Balconey at the Castle of Good Hope, in Cape Town, the oldest building in South Africa.


Castle of Good Hope


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Port of Cape Town.


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