Monday, August 30, 2010

From South Africa with Love (5)

Cape Point is a promontory at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula, which is a mountainous and very scenic landform that runs north-south for about thirty kilometres at the extreme southwestern tip of the African continent in the Republic of South Africa.

The peak above Cape Point is higher than that above the Cape of Good Hope. The rugged sandstone (Table Mountain sandstone) ridge that rises from Cape Point at sea level develops into two peaks. There is a major peak that dominates the skyline locally but there is also a smaller peak about 100 m further south. The higher peak has the old lighthouse on the top.

graffiti "Malaysia Boleh" on second block from the top

The Cape of Good Hope; looking towards the west, from the coastal cliffs above Cape Point.

The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of Cape Peninsula, South Africa. There is a 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 Atlantic and Indian Oceans. In fact, the southernmost point is Cape Agulhas, about 150 kilometres (90 mi) to the east-southeast.


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Blogger Helen said...

What great pictures! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I hope you and your family have a great vacation.
Love and prayer, Helen

1:52 AM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Hi Helen,

Thanks. Yes, we have had a great time. South Africa is a beautiful country.

6:13 AM  
Blogger AT said...

Dr. Tang, thank you for sharing with FBC, Kuching. You have shares many beautiful pictures of South Africa. Thanks. Hope to visit there sometime.
Alwin, Kuching

7:25 PM  

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