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We visited Cape Point many times before and I thought you can only go up to the actual point and that it is all that there is to see but that day we took the other roads that lead to different other places at Cape Point.

Cape Point Nature Reserve is perhaps the most scenically spectacular park in South Africa. Cape Point itself is one of the greatest landmarks in the world, jutting like a rocky knife into the broiling Atlantic ocean. It was here that Bartholomew Diaz, the Portuguese navigator, first rounded the Cape in 1488, searching for a trade route to India and the East. The large stone cross in the reserve commemorates his achievement.

Having narrowly avoided being shipwrecked by the Cape’s famously unpredictable weather, Diaz named it Cabo Tormentosa, or Cape of Storms. More than 600 ships have sunk on its shores. Portuguese King John was so elated to learn of the sea route to India that he renamed it Cabo de boa Esperança, or Cape of Good Hope.
I found this information on Go2Africa.

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  • Copyright: Tillie Coetzee (Mathilda) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 26] (80)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-01-07
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.1, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-05-10 15:02
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