Postcard-Geography Album: South Africa!

This is a very special Postcard Geography Album week because we received a handmade postcard from a fellow blogger, Seven (+1), who live in Cape Town, South Africa!!

I immediately recognized the postcard from their post about making summer pictures.

We learned that the Dutch East India Company founded Cape Town in 1652. In 1806 Britain seized control of Cape Colony. Most of the people who lived there were Dutch farmers (established there by the Dutch East India Company) known as Boers. They became unhappy with the British rulers and set off to search for a different place to live. This journey, called the Great Trek, established the colonies of Transvaal and Orange Free State.
If you would like to see more of modern Cape Town, click here.
Alex made a map of Africa and labeled it, but that was all he wanted to add to this postcard-geography page. We can always go back later and add more.

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