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Table Bay and the Harbour from Table Mountain | Cape Town - Western Cape, South Africa (IMG_9096.jpg)

Table Bay and the Harbour from Table Mountain

The Dutch colonists nevertheless persisted with their efforts on the shores of Table Bay, because good natural harbours along this coastline are almost non-existent. The best of them lacked fresh water and the only realistic alternatives were rightly inaccessible at the time and only marginally less exposed to the weather, which is notoriously bad often enough in the Cape Peninisula. Eventually a harbour was built in Table Bay by a process of land reclamation and was defended by breakwaters to protect shipping. The older part of this structure is called the Victoria Dock. The newer part is called the Duncan Dock.
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