Cape Town Travel Guide

History

Cape Town first received local self-government in 1839, with the promulgation of a municipal ordinance by the government of the Cape Colony. When it was created, the Cape Town municipality governed only the central part of the city known as the City Bowl, and as the city expanded, new suburbs became new municipalities, until by 1902 there were 10 separate municipalities in the Cape Peninsula. During the 20th century, many of the suburban municipalities became unsustainable and merged into the Cape Town municipality or combined with other suburbs; but at the end of apartheid in 1994 the metropolitan area was still divided up into several separate municipalities.

As part of the post-1994 reforms, municipal government experienced a complete overhaul. In 1996 the Cape Town metropolitan area was divided into six municipalities – Cape Town/Central, Tygerberg, South Peninsula, Blaauwberg, Oostenberg and Helderberg – along with a Metropolitan Administration to oversee the whole metropolitan area. At the time of the 2000 municipal elections these various structures were merged to form the City of Cape Town as a single metropolitan municipality governing the whole metropolitan area. It is for this reason that the City of Cape Town is sometimes referred to as the "Unicity".


source: Wikipedia

Things To Do in Cape Town See All Things To Do in Cape Town

  • Newlands Rugby Stadium

    Newlands Rugby Stadium

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    Attractions,Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Imhoff Farm

    Imhoff Farm

    Kommetjie Road

    Attractions,Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Altydgedacht

    Altydgedacht

    Off Tygerberg Valley Road

    Attractions,Landmarks and Points Of Interest

Hotels in Cape Town (432 Hotels) See All Cape Town Hotels

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  • Cape Heritage Hotel

    Cape Heritage Hotel is one of the top, premium places to stay in Cape Town. Nicely positioned in close proximity to Linde Collection, Revel Adventures Day Tours and Cape ...

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