Finally I reached Cape of Good Hope! I had reached the end of the African continent. The southern extreme of a continent filled with beautiful nature, wild animals and open people. Or well, not quite. While it is often widely believed that Cape of Good Hope is the southernmost tip of Africa, it is in fact not. That point is located about 150 km to the south-east at Cape Agulhas. However, Cape of Good Hope has a much more picturesque scenery and dramatic cliffs. It is also much closer to Cape Town and other tourist attractions. I'd also say Cape of Good Hope is much better.
This picture was taken at the end of the Cape Peninsula, at Cape Point, which is right next to Cape of Good Hope. I actually believed Cape Point was further south, so I ran as far south as I could when I was there. Then I relized when I came home that Cape of Good Hope was in fact about 200 meters further south. My bad. Anyway, I took this picture while running out to the outer cliffs at Cape Point, towards the old lighthouse. The picture was taken towards south-east in the direction of Cape Agulhas, so the mountains in the background are even further south than this cape.
Cape of Good Hope got its name from the old sailing days when the europeans had to go all the way around Africa to get to India. The weather was often stormy as they passed this cape and it was considered that if they managed to pass it, they had a good chance of reaching India.
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