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Cape Point| Cape of Good Hope

Have you ever felt that if you were at the tip of the African continent, you could just fall out or something, like fall into outer space and the world beyond? If not, well I did. Growing up and knowing how the African continent looks, I always felt that if someday I  get to the tip, especially towards the south I would simply fall out and probably land in another continent…dumb yeah? Oh Well! That’s what cartoons and movies did to my brain. Unfortunately, still does, cos I still think someday I’d be able to fly or that I’ve got some kinda power which just hasn’t manifested.

south tip

Anyways that being said, Cape Point and Cape of Good is a part of the Table mountain National Park which is a world heritage site. It’s a nature reserve with quite a number of animals and plant species. It has also got one of the highest cliffs in the world which houses a light house; a navigational landmark for sailors a couple of centuries ago. A drive through Chapman’s peak to Cape point exposes you to one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world (these pictures do not quite capture the sight) and a whole lot of baboons. One of which welcomed me to Cape Point.

Noordhoek Beach

Baboon

beach

baboon

Cape point is believed to be the point where the Indian Ocean to the left and the Atlantic Ocean to the Right meet. However, there are those who contest this, arguing that the glory belongs to Cape Agulhas. Being a mass of water, others say the point fluctuates between Cape Agulhas and Cape Point. I was however shown the supposed point where they meet and the line that divides the two oceans.

Cape Point

Cape of Good Hope is home to the south eastern point of the African continent and allaying my childhood thoughts, people do not fall off the edge of the continent into the intergalactic space, there is merely a body of water between two continents, nothing remotely exciting, compared to what I had once thought.

Cape of good hope

The walk up the light house is a fairly steep one and wouldn’t have been such a bad idea to take the funicular train as I had to walk from the lower station at 127 meters above sea level, to the upper station at 286 meters above sea level. However the sights made the trek worth my while. I also got the chance to take a picture with the Cape Point sign post after countless attempts at getting rid of the baboon which was obviously enjoying the attention being given to it by tourists.

Looking up at the light house

 

Cape point sign

 

 

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31 Comments

  • Reply Bukky January 30, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Nice job… great

    • ae
      Reply ae January 31, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Thanks hun!

  • Reply Bankole Oluyemi A. January 31, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Have you ever felt that if you were at the tip of the African
    continent, you could just fall out or something, like fall into
    outer space and the world beyond?
    Hell NO.

    “I still think someday I’d be able to fly or that I’ve got some kinda power which just hasn’t manifested.” well, U’ll definitely fly when you hear the sound of the trumpet.(Bible saying)

    In Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope is it only baboons are the animals present is the national park? because I really loves animals.
    By the way nice write – up. I do enjoy reading your posts. BRAVO!!!

    • ae
      Reply ae January 31, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Lol @ Rapture. There have been sightings of other animals like Zebras, Bucks, Snakes, Ostrich, Antelope, Tortoise and diverse species of birds and fishes. Also whales and dolphins from the ocean have been sighted via binoculars that’s up the cliff just by the light house. The use of which require slotting in coins.

  • Reply Tayussleek January 31, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you for bringing these beautiful places of the world closer to me..

    • ae
      Reply ae January 31, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      U are welcome, anytime!

  • Reply Sola January 31, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Another nice piece. The write up is so good I feel I am with you on the journey. You are like a tour guide, guiding us on the journey. Great one.

    • ae
      Reply ae January 31, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks dear…I shld seriously consider starting tours…lol

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    • ae
      Reply ae January 31, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks for the kind words and for sticking around :)

  • Reply jide January 31, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Nice captn

    • ae
      Reply ae January 31, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Lol…errr…ok…Thanks for stopping by.

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    Nice work, keep it up…. need to hear more of it dear

    • ae
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      Thanks dear! More coming up!

  • Reply Cent January 31, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Good stuff, South Africa is definitely on my to visit list now.

    • ae
      Reply ae January 31, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks dear…very good…u should see it

  • Reply Lawrence January 31, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Great! Learnt something from ur write up. Don’t land in another continent, land in space.

    • ae
      Reply ae February 1, 2016 at 7:38 am

      I am glad u learnt something…lol @ land in space

  • Reply Olopade sesan February 1, 2016 at 6:38 am

    See d beauty of nature(South Africa)

    • ae
      Reply ae February 1, 2016 at 7:40 am

      :)

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    Nice attempts, Anu. Keep it up. For lovers of nature like us, we can only hope for more.

    • ae
      Reply ae February 1, 2016 at 7:40 am

      Thanks Bolaji…More to come

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      Thanks so much!

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    Keep it up dear… At least you are bringing the world closer to us. I’m enjoying this blog.

    • AE
      Reply AE February 5, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Yup! Yup! Thanks for following

  • Reply Jadesola February 6, 2016 at 9:54 am

    This piece is just as good. i’d like more pictures tho, like the ones of the exotic animals. Good job love

    • AE
      Reply AE February 6, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Lol…aii…No problem

  • Reply sholabomi March 3, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Thanks for the tour guide, funny enough I was reading about “the cape point” of south Africa last night, now I have better insight to understand all i’ve read!

    • AE
      Reply AE March 12, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Yay! Glad I was able to do that.

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