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Classic American Cars in Cape Town

By | Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

There are generally very few American Cars in Cape Town. Cars from the United States are generally rare in South Africa. Most models from American car brands are only made in right-hand drive, and are therefore not sold in large numbers in South Africa.

A photo of american cars in cape town, South Africa.

The map below shows which countries drive on which side of the road.

Red = Right-hand drive.
Blue = Left-hand drive.

A photo of an american Ford Mustang car in cape town, South Africa.
A photo of american cars in cape town, South Africa.
A photo of american cars in cape town, South Africa.
A photo of american cars in cape town, South Africa.
A photo of american cars in cape town, South Africa.
An LAPD Police vehicle in Cape Town. A photo of american cars in cape town, South Africa.
A photo of american cars in cape town, South Africa.
Hely-hutchinson Reservoir, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town

Hiking to the Hely-Hutchinson Reservoir on the top of Table Mountain

By | Cape Town, South Africa

The dams on Table Mountain are beautiful, and worth the hike to get to them. One of the most prominent is the Hely-Hutchinson Reservoir, which is directly above Kirstenbosch botantical gardens.

The hike to the top of the mountain can take around 1 hour, and usually longer depending on the fitness of the group. During summer it’s best to hike in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the scorching midday heat.

View of Bishops court from Kirstenbosch gardens in Cape Town
A view of the leafy suburb of Bishop’s court from Kirstenbosch gardens.
Hiking through Kirstenbosch botantical gardens Cape Town
Hiking along the contour path through Kirstenbosch botanical gardens.

Skeleton Gorge can be a tough hiking trail, and not recommended for beginners or those feeling unfit.

The top of the Skeleton Gorge Hiking trail in Kirstenbosch
Arriving at the top of the Skelton Gorge hiking trail.
Hely-hutchinson Reservoir, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town
The Hely-hutchinson reservoir, one of the largest dams on top of Table Mountain.
Dark water in the Hely-hutchinson Reservoir, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town
A view of the dark water filling up the dam on top of Table Mountain.
A lizard next to the Hely-hutchinson Reservoir, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town
A lizard soaking in some sun on top of Table Mountain.
A photo of the SunStar sculpture on Signal Hill in Cape Town South Africa

SunStar, a sculpture on Signal Hill

By | Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

The SunStar was a huge, illuminated sculpture that was installed on Signal Hill, Cape Town.

A photo of the SunStar sculpture on Signal Hill in Cape Town South Africa

Sun International sponsored the art installation, writing on their website that:

Proudly serving as a reminder of South Africa’s greatest story and a shining symbol of hope for the country’s future. Sun International has sponsored the materials used in the design and construction of the structure.

Sun International

The SunStar was not without controversy, attracting some negative attention in the media. 

A photo of the SunStar sculpture on Signal Hill in Cape Town South Africa
A photo of the SunStar sculpture on Signal Hill in Cape Town South Africa
A photo of the SunStar sculpture on Signal Hill in Cape Town South Africa