Timelines for African History
Timeline: Slavery in the Cape Colony
Many South Africans are the descendents of slaves brought to the Cape Colony from 1653 until 1822.
Timeline: The Pharaohs
From the Pre-Dynastic eras to Ptolemaic and Roman times. This is an attractive multi-part timeline from PBS comes complete with maps and photographs. A good starting point for further research.
Timeline: Age of Exploration
A general timeline for sea based exploration which allow you to place the exploration of Africa amongst that of the rest of the world. From the "first recorded expedition of exploration form Egypt in 2750 BCE to Dias reaching the Cape in 1487.