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From 1758 a call at the Cape Town became an appreciated necessity for the Swedish East Indiamen. The ships took on board provisions and put the sick ashore to the local hospital. Vegetables, live animals, poultry and of course, the famous Cape Wine, was brought onboard in large quantities. Anders Sparrman arrived with the Swedish East India company in 1772 and became famous for his studies of the South African nature. Another Swedish scientist at the Cape these years was Carl Peter Thunberg.
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Southern Africa
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Official list of South African museums and some interesting links.

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Kapstaden / Cape Town

the Official Cape Town Tourism and Business Information WWW home page
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Ascension Island

Ascension was first discovered in 1501 by Juan da Nova Castella, but the discovery apparently went unrecorded, and the island was re-discovered on Ascension Day 1503 by Alfonso d'Albuquerque. Subsequently Ascension was little visited; it was too dry and barren to be of any use to the East Indies fleets...

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Saint Helena

Welcome to the St. Helena WWW Page

Saint Helena is one of the world's best kept secrets. Located in the South Atlantic Ocean, St. Helena is extremely remote (1200 miles from the west coast of Africa, 1800 miles from Brazil) and difficult of access...

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Formal Name: Republic of Madagaskar, Capital: Antananarivio (Population: 1,250,000), Population: 13,645,000

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This page updated the 19th of August 1997

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