13 August 1814 - 31 May 1910
Capital: Cape Town Where: Southern
Incorporated into South Africa
Britain captured the Dutch-administered Cape Colony on 10th January 1806.
On 13th August 1814, the Cape Colony was officially ceded to Britain by the Netherlands.
On 1st December 1872, the Cape Colony gained self-government.
On 31st May 1910, the Cape Colony was united (as the Cape of Good Hope Province) with Natal, the Orange River Colony and Transvaal to become the Union of South Africa.
The Cape Colony is now part of the independent Republic of South Africa, divided into the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape Provinces and parts of the Kwa-Zulu Natal and North West Provinces.