Cape Town 'then and now' - has that much changed?

2014-02-21 09:52

CT's 'then and now' goes viral

2014-02-21 09:22

A video clip displaying synchonized footage of Cape Town during the 1950s vs 2014, has been doing the rounds on social media.WATCH

Watching split screen footage of modern day Cape Town compared to her younger self in the 1950s is a rather interesting exercise. 

A video showing just that uploaded onto YouTube earlier this week has reached viral status.

Watch the video here.

However, what stood out most clearly to us about the video, is that not that much has really changed...

Are we crazy or do you agree?

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Check out these pics of Bygone Cape Town below.  If you have any of your own to share, please pass them on to us at

Above: Cape Town Station (Backpackers in Cape Town)

Above: Kalk Bay harbour (Backpackers in Cape Town)

Above: Inauguration of the State President (Bygone Cape Town / Flickr)

Above: Fish Hoek Main road (Backpackers in Cape Town)

Above: DF Malan Airport, now Cape Town International (Backpackers in Cape Town)

Above: Adderley Street (Bygone Cape Town / Flickr)
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