Previously the Cape of Good Hope was also called the Cape of the Storm. It is a famous cape in the southwestern part of Africa and is a landmark of Cape Town. It is also the intersection of the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. There is a black and white monument in the scenic area. The monument is to commemorate the Portuguese navigator Da Gama, who pioneered the navigation route from Europe to India.
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Cape of good hope
it is located in Capetown Southern Africa .It is considered as the most Southern part of Africa. Just a few minutes drive from Cape Point and the best thing to do (apart from taking lots of pictures) is to find a rocky mound, sit on it and just take in the sights of the waves crashing onto the surface, the smell of the salty seas and ponder on the meaning of life
what a fantastic 3 weeks, Motorcycle Tour through South Africa. All the wsy from Cape Town up to Victoria Falls. fantastic people, amazing views, fabulous food and great comradierie, cant wait for the Kunming to Lassa trip next year!
"World War" in the Cape of Good Hope! "The southernmost tip of Africa" is here!
I have said many times that the coolest moment in my trip is to see the place names on the geography books appear in front of me. When the names of places in both geography books and historical books appear at the same time, it is almost twice as cool. When you come to Cape Town, you can't go to see the old friend of "Good Hope".
Go to the Cape of Good Hope, we chose a special way to pull the wind - "classic car." Our driver's brother, Stanley, drove us in the car of the grandfather of the 1930s. Along the way, we talked about the language of South Africa, his Cape Town recommended, the maintenance of the classic car, so unhappy, a parking, also opened the hood, generously invited us to visit the interior of the classic car, they have 6 classic cars, really Enviable.
The Chapman Avenue to the Cape of Good Hope is known as the most beautiful road in the world. It is said that the mountain road is 18 bends. Her heroic bends out 114 big bends, one side by the side, one side by the sea, no wonder Advertising for all the top cars in Africa is done on this road! From 1915 to 1922, the road was made by prisoners along the cliffs to the west. Her birth was thanks to the first Chief Executive of the Cape Province, Sir Nicolas Frederick de Waal, who, with his unremitting efforts, was able to get the road that engineers thought could not be completed. Born.
The Cape of Good Hope is a Western explorer who wants to lead to the rich eastern waterway, so it was renamed the Cape of Good Hope. Before the Suez Canal was navigable, the ships between Asia and Europe passed the Cape of Good Hope. The tanker cannot enter the Suez Canal and still needs to sail. The explorer of the Kingdom of Portugal, Dias, discovered the Cape of Good Hope, because of the huge winds, so she called her storm corner. After returning to Lisbon in December 1488, he told Joao II that he had discovered the discovery. If Johann II thought that he would bypass this cape, he would hope to reach the dream of India, so he changed the name of "The Storm Corner" to "The Cape of Good Hope". .
The wood board that marks the geographical coordinates of the Cape of Good Hope is simply a battleground for the military. People of different nationalities and different nationalities are waiting for a series of latitude and longitude numbers! Then take the only commercial cable car in Africa up the mountain and overlook the entire Cape of Good Hope!
said that the cable car has an interesting "ghost story", the name of the cable car is Flying Dutchman (flying Dutchman), in 1641, the captain of the Dutch East India Company, compiled a ghost ship The story, this ghost ship can still not be destroyed even in the savage waves of the "storm corner", always driving until the world is destroyed. This story is hand-in-hand in the hands of the waters of various countries. It is hidden in the waves and fog of the Cape of Good Hope. The name of this ghost ship is called "Flying Dutchman."
After going up the mountain, you can walk up to the lighthouse built in 1849. This lighthouse can be said to be incompetent. Because it is covered with thick fog all the year round, it is impossible to guide the voyage ship. The viewing platform has become the perfect existence of murdering the film in front of the blue sky!
Visitors go to the Cape of Good Hope at most to the name of the southernmost tip of Africa and the two ocean interchanges, but this is just a beautiful misunderstanding. The southernmost tip of Africa is actually the Cape of Agulhas, 147 kilometers away from her, and the actual intersection of the two oceans is also in the middle of the two seas, not in the Cape of Good Hope, which is because of its important geography and history. Status has become an honorary representative.
"Let me go to the end of the world to see - South Africa "Good Hope""
Cape of Good Hope is a very famous horn in the southwestern part of Africa, 52 kilometers north of Cape Town, South Africa. Due to the bad weather here, the waves are soaring, and the ships used to sail here are often in distress, also known as the "storm corner." Later, after the opening of the Indian Ocean route, the communication between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean did not have to rely on it, so Portugal changed its name to the "Good Hope". Because standing here, you can look at the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean.
Blue water, huge waves, a stone that stirs up the spectacular waves. Even more surprising is that this is the intersection of the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, and the normal sea water meets the special natural phenomenon here. There are thousands of miles here, the reefs are strange, the cliffs are steep, and the fluctuating waters are at your feet. Sitting on the reef and looking at the sea, I always think of Haizis poem "facing the sea, spring blossoms." Looking at the lighthouse standing on the side of the building, the waves splashing under the railings, the white reefs around you, will feel the smallness of life, and it seems that there is a new desire for life, and the people here are too beautiful!
Many people go to the Cape of Good Hope at most to the name of the southernmost tip of Africa and the two ocean interchanges, but this is precisely a beautiful misunderstanding that people have committed. The southernmost tip of Africa is in fact the Cape of Agulhas, 147 km away from her. However, the Cape of Good Hope is also a famous nature reserve. There are many low bushes and piles of bright flowers in bloom here. Rare animals such as antelope, zebra, donkey and black eagle and birds are living here happily.
Address: Cape of Good Hope Cape Point Rd