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The Route

A physical route traces the original shoreline,
from Granger Bay in the west, to the Castle of Good Hope
in the east.

The route is not only about the physical line between land and sea.
Rather it connects the geological, natural, historical and social markers that form
the full narrative of the city’s — and the country’s — history.

SLAVERY

Sites that mark the history of slavery and its impact on the indigenous people of South Africa.

COMMUNITY

Sites of interest that represent the diversity of the population of Cape Town and South Africa.

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Buildings and structures constructed on or near the original shoreline.

MILITARY

War memorials, forts, armaments, battlefields and other sites that relate to the military history of the shoreline.

SPIRITUAL

Places of worship, including churches, kramats, temples and burial sites.

MARITIME

Sites marking South Africa’s maritime history, including shipwrecks, ports, jetties and shipping.

NATURAL

Sites marking the environmental, geological and natural history of the original shoreline.

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