A VIRTUAL TOUR OF HISTORICAL CAPE TOWN
Dr Roger Ian Stewart, antiquarian
This lecture offers a whistle-stop tour of historical Cape Town. In one hour, Roger Stewart will cover ten historic sites, offering snippets of information associated with each place. Participants will visit trees and gardens that bear witness to the past, including the wild almond hedge planted in 1660, the Company Gardens whose citrus trees once fought scurvy; a 200-year-old fig tree; a Milkwood tree in Woodstock that saw a treaty being signed; and an iconic dragon tree in Kalk Bay. The guided tour offers glimpses of Simon’s Bay, Paarden Eiland, Roodebloem Manor, Sea Point, Ndabeni, Pinelands and Rondebosch Common as they were over a hundred years ago.