International Volvo Photo Locations Part 16
Historic Volvo Photography Locations Overview

2011 - Volvo XC60 Volvo Ocean Race

2011 – Volvo XC60 Volvo Ocean Race

2012 - Volvo C30 Electronic

2012 – Volvo C30 Electronic

2013 - Belloy Street in Cape Town on the Western Cape in  South Africa (Google Streetview)

2013 – Belloy Street in Cape Town on the Western Cape in South Africa (Google Streetview)

Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad) is the second-most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country. It forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality.

The city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is also Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a victualling (supply) station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival on 6 April 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa.

Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope, becoming the economic and cultural hub of the Cape Colony. Until the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the development of Johannesburg, Cape Town was the largest city in South Africa.

Today it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa. As of 2011 the metropolitan region had an estimated population of 3.74 million.

201 - Volvo Ocean Race 2010-2011 leaves Cape Town

2011 – Volvo Ocean Race 2010-2011 leaves Cape Town

The Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) is a yacht race around the world, held every three years. It is named after its current owner, Volvo. At this moment the Netherlands holds the record of three wins with the Dutch skipper Conny van Rietschoten being the only skipper to win the race twice.

Cape Town Map

More information on en.wikipedia.org, www.volvooceanrace.com and www.capetown.travel.

Historic Volvo Photography Locations Overview