Why does an urban area like Cape Town even have cart horses?
There is a long history of working horses in Cape Town, going back to long before the forced removals from District Six. At that time, there were many horse carts, delivering fruit and vegetables, transporting the district nurse and the doctor to the sick, and even drawing hearses to the cemeteries. They used to take great pride in building nice carts, with good harnesses, and looking after the horses. When the people were forced to move out to the Cape Flats, they took the horses with them.And that's how horse carts ended up on the Cape Flats
Source: Grains of Sand