The Cape of Good Hope was formed in the last ice age, which began 2.6 million years ago.

It was discovered in 1488 by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias.

It is originally known as the Cape of Storms!

It occupies a crucial place in the trading history of South Africa.

The coastal areas along the Cape enjoy a mild, Mediterranean climate.

The Cape is home to over 1000 shipwrecks. Hence, popularly known as the graveyard for ships.

The Cape of Good Hope is a subject of numerous myths, legends and poetry.

The Cape of Good Hope is also a famous tourist destination.

It is the shipping gateway for vessels sailing to East Asia and Australia.

It is a large biodiversity hotspot of Africa, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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