Signal Hill ,Cape Town - South Africa Travel Channel
Signal Hill aka Lion's Rump, is a landmark flat-topped hill located in Cape Town, next to Lion's Head and Table Mountain. The hill is also known as "The Lion's Flank", but this term is obsolete
Signal Hill Parking area, in the distance below you can see the Cape Town Stadium, also known as the ...
A view of the Cape Town skyline from Signal Hill.
The Company Gardens is a central park in Cape Town, and home to historic features such as the Delvill...
Company Gardens is in the centre of Cape Town, neighboured by the Parliament buildings and the nation...
Leafy Company Gardens is situated in the heart of Cape Town, just behind parliament. This main walkwa...
Twilight at the Sea Point pools in Cape Town.
The view from on the pitch of Cape Town Stadium is quite breathtaking. This 69000 seater stadium was ...
Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.
The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.
Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.
In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.
Text by Steve Smith.