The Fairest Cape of them all!

The Cape Peninsula has been given many names throughout history. Vasco da Gama named it Cape of Storms when he rounded it in 1488 and Prince Henry the Navigator gave it the name Cape of Good Hope. But it was Sir Francis Drake that gave this south-western most point of Africa the most appropriate name when he in 1579 called it “the fairest Cape in the whole circumference of the globe”.

Cape Point

Cape Point

 

Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope

 

Cape Peninsula from Table Mountain

Cape Peninsula from Table Mountain

 

Cape Town and Table Mountain

Cape Town and Table Mountain

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