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"Africa's Bountiful Headland"

Contrary to the belief that the southern tip of Africa is synonymous with the Cape of Good Hope, the cape is actually a craggy promontory that meets the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean on Cape Peninsula. A fiercely windy spot that matches the cape's dramatic terrain, it marks a point where one travels more eastward than southward. This iconic cape was discovered by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, who christened it Cabo das Tormentas, or the Cape of Storms. This serendipitous discovery not only aided the attempts of the Portuguese who wished to establish trade relations with the Far East, but also went on to be profoundly crucial to seafarers who charted the waters of the South Atlantic Ocean. Forming part of the Table Mountain National Park, the picturesque cape is much more than just a pivotal point on the world map. Its unique habitat and spectacular combination of sea and mountain scenery is home to nearly 250 aviary species, including mainland colonies of African penguins. It is also the proud home of the indigenous chacma baboons. The Cape of Good Hope is also famously shrouded in mythical folklore, the most renown of which is the legend of The Flying Dutchman, a doomed ghost ship that is condemned to sail the stormy seas of the ocean till all eternity.
Cape Point Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 7848
"Africa's Bountiful Headland"
Contrary to the belief that the southern tip of Africa is synonymous with the Cape of Good Hope, the cape is actually a craggy promontory that meets the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean on Cape Peninsula. A fiercely windy spot that matches the cape's dramatic terrain, it marks a point where one travels more eastward than southward. This iconic cape was discovered by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, who christened it Cabo das Tormentas, or the Cape of Storms. This serendipitous discovery not only aided the attempts of the Portuguese who wished to establish trade relations with the Far East, but also went on to be profoundly crucial to seafarers who charted the waters of the South Atlantic Ocean. Forming part of the Table Mountain National Park, the picturesque cape is much more than just a pivotal point on the world map. Its unique habitat and spectacular combination of sea and mountain scenery is home to nearly 250 aviary species, including mainland colonies of African penguins. It is also the proud home of the indigenous chacma baboons. The Cape of Good Hope is also famously shrouded in mythical folklore, the most renown of which is the legend of The Flying Dutchman, a doomed ghost ship that is condemned to sail the stormy seas of the ocean till all eternity.
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