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  Cape Point
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Cape Point is one of the greatest landmarks in the world: a wild and scenically spectacular area at the tip of the Cape Peninsula and African continent.

Cape Point is situated in the Cape Peninsula National Park and brown and white bontebok antelopes, dawdling tortoises and dashing ostriches can be seen on a drive through the pristine nature reserve. The flora too deserves your attention with 2 200 species of plants including giant headed protea bushes flowering in winter and pretty little ericas which you will not see anywhere else on earth.

Take your walking shoes and stroll down to the Cape of Good Hope which is the south-western most tip of the African continent (not to be confused with the most southerly point which is at Cape Agulhas 170km to the east). It is said that the two oceans, the Indian and Atlantic meet at Cape Point and it is true that the warm Mozambique current from the east mingles with the cold Benguela current from the west, but there is no straight defining line. Regardless, Cape Point is one of the greatest landmarks in the world and there could be no better place to have a meeting of two such majestic oceans.

Address: Simon's Town, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 780 9010
Website: http://www.capepoint.co.za

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  • Written Nov 13, 2004
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