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Ten Quirky Facts for Travelers to Cape Town

Cape Town Harbour

Key to Cape TownAuthors Sam Reinders & Toast CoetzerToast Coetzer and Samantha Reinders, authors of Key to Cape Town, know the city like the backs of their hands. But just how well are you acquainted with the Mother City? GoTravel24′s Jolandi Morkel has ten fast facts for those planning a trip:

6) Queen Victoria Street, the avenue leading up from the Supreme Court to the planetarium in Cape Town, ends in a short climbing hill named Grays Pass. According to the Roads Surveying Department of the Cape Town Municipality, this ‘mountain pass’ was surveyed in 1898 along with the Company Gardens and is still on official record as a ‘mountain pass’ – at approximately 250 meters long and extending a climb of approximately 50 meters from bottom to top it is officially the shortest mountain pass in South Africa and therefore also in Cape Town.

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