The Mother City has seen and undergone many changes since her early days: her buildings, statues and, of course, streets look drastically different compared to how they did even less than 100 years ago. Can you recognise these well-known Cape Town roads?

1. Adderley Street, Cape Town CBD

Then, in 1920s
Now

 

2. Lower Main Road, Observatory

Then, 1905
Now

 

3. Main Road, Wynberg

Then, 1900’s
Now

 

 

4. Kloof Nek Road, Signal Hill

Then, 1908
Now

 

5. Long Street, Cape Town CBD

Then, 1900’s
Now

 

Pictures: Facebook/Cape Town Down Memory Lane/Google Maps

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Aimee Pace

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