|Cape Town History Description
The Cape Peninsula is as old as the world,with signs that pre-historic man climbed Table Mountain. Since then the San, Khoikhoi, Griqua, Nama and many other indigenous people have occupied the Western Cape. In fact their descendants are still living here today.
During the 17th century the Europeans occupied the Cape and was alternatively controlled by the Dutch and the British. Many other settlers came from France and Germany as well. Segregation and slavery was the order of the day for about two centuries,and unfortunately, after slavery was abolished,segregation remained,and in fact got into the law books of 1948 as 'Apartheid'.
Many people suffered terribly and were forcibly removed from their homes,where generations have lived,to sometimes undesirable areas. The most well know area in Cape Town where people were removed from is District Six. A visit to the Bo-Kaap or Malay Quarter and it's museum,District Six and it's museum is a must to understand what Capetonians went through and what made South Africa a stronger nation through adversities. It is felt this provided Cape Town with an energetic and liberating environment, that can be very, very addictive.