Scaling down Cape Town

Scaling down Cape Town
By Darren Francis (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ever wondered what it must be like to be a giant and see Cape Town with a bird’s eye view? You won’t have to wait much longer as a scale model of the Mother City will be on display at the Wild Clover Farm in Stellenbosch next month.

The work, entitled Mini Town, will host a number of buildings and natural landmarks that are unique to Cape Town. Noticeable features of the model will be Table Mountain, Signal Hill, the V&A Waterfront, the harbour and more.

According to manager, Luke Shadrach, 85 percent of the material used to make these structures are biodegradable.

The scale model, which is being constructed by a team of 10 in Blackheath, is expected to span 1000 square metres with more than 200 structures.

Check out: Cape Times

Chilton Mellem
Editor, With a National Diploma in Journalism from CPUT and experience as a newspaper reporter, Chilton shares Dino’s passion for the Portuguese community in South Africa.