Oranjezicht Cape Town

The hikes this weekend were urban outings in Oranjezicht and Bo-Kaap. Oranjezicht rests on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, and I think it’s one of Cape Town’s most beautiful neighborhoods. The name Oranjezicht means “orange view” in Dutch. We began our hike at the entrance to Van Riebeeck Park and followed a gentle trail toward…

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De Waal Park Cape Town

David Christiaan de Waal was Mayor of Cape Town 1889-1890. Before he became mayor but while he was a city councilor and member of the Legislative Council of the Cape Colony he helped develop De Waal Park. He loved trees for their “serene dignity and with branches always pointed heavenward as a symbol of prayer.”…

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