Cape Town's founder, Jan van Riebeek, is immortalized in an imposing statue on Heerengracht Street. The figure stands on ... More
Van Riebeeck Statue
Cape Town's founder, Jan van Riebeek, is immortalized in an imposing statue on Heerengracht Street. The figure stands on the spot where Van Riebeeck was thought to have landed in 1652. It was sculpted by John Tweed and donated to the city by Cecil John Rhodes, a politician and financier of the late 19th century. The statue of the founder's French wife, Maria de la Queillerie, was donated to the city by the Jan van Riebeeck Society in the year of Cape Town's tercentenary, 1952. It was created by the Dutch sculptor, Dirk Wolbers.
A leper colony, an asylum and a prison are just some of Robben Island's incarnations during its turbulent history. Now
housing a museum, it is located about 11km from Cape Town's harbor and is most famous as a penal ...
The Cape Peninsula is possibly one of the most spectacular combination of sea and mountain scenery in the world. At
Cape Point, one also finds a treasure house of some 1200 different species of fynbos (Afrikaans for 'fine bush') ...
The OVC Travel Office specializes in cheap flights, visa services, travel insurance, work holiday visas, a full range of day
tours, overland tours, and southern Africa excursions. In Cape Town, OVC are probably best known for arranging the (seemingly ...