Kaap die Goeie Hoop …
… honestly leaves me lost for words to describe how glorious it was. I’m speechless every time i think about it to be honest. Yesterday we had the most wonderful day. A relaxing morning at the house to start the day. And then a journey of a lifetime, one that you always say you will take but potentially keep putting if off and then never do it. We drove down M-4 along the coast line of False Bay in the Cape which is by far the’ most breathtaking views I have ever seen. The coast line is rugged, misty, full of vegetation and great little places to stop for antiques, food, and animal viewing. We drove from Muizenberg to Fish Hoek to Simons Town and finally Cape Point. Along the way we stopped for a great lunch at Olympia Restaurant in Kalk Bay where I had a fantastic soup and salad. They also have a great bakery with a great selection of fresh bread and pastry. In between Kalk Bay and Cape Point we stopped off to see some penguins along the way, unfortunately we missed the seals! Once to Cape Point we spent the next two hours driving around looking at some of the most beautiful scenery I have really ever scene, from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Point. I would say that if in your lifetime you are ever near South Africa this is a must, a to do, absolutely. It will change your life! xx Ch
(Referenced from Wikipedia )
The Cape of Good Hope (Afrikaans: Kaap die Goeie Hoop, Dutch: Kaap de Goede Hoop (help·info), Portuguese: Cabo da Boa Esperança) is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of Cape Peninsula, South Africa. There is a very common misconception that the Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa, because it was once believed to be the dividing point between the Atlanticand Indian Oceans. In fact, the southernmost point is Cape Agulhas, about 150 kilometres (90 mi) to the east-southeast. The Atlantic and Indian oceans meet at the point where the warm-waterAgulhas current meets the cold-water Benguela current and turns back on itself – a point that fluctuates between Cape Agulhas and Cape Point, about one kilometre east of the Cape of Good Hope.
When following the African coastline from the equator, however, the Cape of Good Hope marks the psychologically important point where one begins to travel more eastward than southward. Thus the first rounding of the cape in 1488 by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias was a major milestone in the attempts by the Portuguese to establish direct trade relations with the Far East. He called the cape Cabo das Tormentas.
As one of the great capes of the South Atlantic Ocean, the Cape of Good Hope has been of special significance to sailors for many years and is widely referred to by them simply as “the Cape.” It is a major milestone on the clipper route followed by clipper shipsto the Far East andAustralia, and still followed by several offshore yacht races