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"Cape of Good Hope" South Africa Things to Do Tip by musti72

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Sir Francis Drake called it "the fairest cape in the whole circumference of the earth". Portuguese explorers called it Cabo Tormentoso - "Cape of Storms". Reaching it after months at sea, low on food and fresh water after a harrowing voyage down the barren African west coast, the Dutch called it "Cape of Good Hope".
Even today, regular ship wrecks along this coastline testify to the accuracy of the name: "Cape of Storms", however when the weather is good, the name "Cape of Good Hope" is equally true.

Directions: South of Cape Town

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  • Written Nov 20, 2003
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