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The Cape of Good Hope, Capetown

Situated at the junction of two of the earth's most contrasting water masses, the cold Benguela current on the west Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the east Coast, the Cape of Good Hope is where the Indian Ocean joins the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Agulhas. There were hiking trails, tidal pools, picnic sites, even a Global Atmosphere Watch station, one of the world's 20! See stunning views from the lighthouse, explore old shipwrecks in diving sites, or use the internet facility for e-mailing postcards or that journal entry to Igougo! In 1580, Sir Francies Drake described it as "The most stately & fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth". He DOES have a point!

Maybe you will sight a whale or a baboon! The Chacma Baboon troops on the Cape Peninsula are the only protected population of this species in Africa. During low tide they may be seen roaming the beaches. If you feed them, you will be fined, and they can be dangerous! There are 250 species of birds, & 1100 species of plants. The cliffs at the most south westerly point of Africa, tower more than 200 meters above the sea. Ride the Flying Dutchman Funicular for a real overview!

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