Nestled between the foot of Table Mountain and the Victoria&Albert Waterfront, in the bowl formed by the surrounding mountains, is Cape Town's Central Business District, ringed by the Victorian residential suburbs of Tamboerskloof (Drummer's Ravine), Gardens, Oranjezight (Orange View) and Vredehoek (Peace Corner). The best way to get an overall picture of layout of Cape Town is from the Table Mountain Cableway.
|View of Cape Town from the Arial Car|
The cableway was built in 2 years at a cost of 60 000 pounds, and opened in 1929 for visitors. It has had an accident- free run since then. The cableway closes in bad conditions and it's best to keep an eye on the weather - you might go up, only to be stranded on top of the mountain.
Storm's office was in Adderly Street, in the area that used to be and is still known as, Company's Gardens. This was where the VOC - the Dutch East India Company - grew fruit and vegetables for the passing seafarers. Now office buildings and museums occupy this space.
The doctor Storm consulted a few weeks later had his rooms in Bree street, running parallel to Adderly Street two blocks away. A pleasant walk, but that day was a bit blustery, though dry.
And always there is Table Mountain to preside over you, and to guide and direct you.