Cape of Good Hope

Dispatches from the Tip of Africa

Say “molo” to my South Africa travel guide

I was slightly disappointed to learn, upon arriving at the Cape of Good Hope last week, that it is not in fact the southernmost tip of the African continent.

And I was slightly confused to learn that although South Africans use the terms “Cape of Good Hope” and “Cape Point” interchangeably, they are in fact two different capes completely.

But I was nothing short of delighted to find the peninsula that puts the “cape” in Cape Town, whatever you want to call it, is freaking incredible.

It might not be the ends of the Earth – or even of its own continent – but the Cape of Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-It is among of the most dramatic, haunting and evocative landscapes I’ve ever seen.

(I believe these photos speak for themselves.)


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Anwar November 12, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Wow it definitely looks pretty incredible there. I haven’t seen quite enough of Africa yet, but I wonder who ever does. I really want to go down to South Africa some day in the near future. Thanks for the photos and the info about the different capes!

Robert Schrader November 13, 2013 at 6:33 am

You’re welcome, Anwar! Thank you for reading.

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