Cape Point

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The Cape Point section of the Table Mountain National Park is one of the 'must see' places of a visit to Cape Town. The weather can be gloriously sunny or exactly the opposite, blustry and cold, that gave it the original name of Cape of Storms.

The Portuguese explorers, Diaz and da Gama were the first to name it thus; the Portuguese government has honoured them by erecting crosses which function as navigation beacons – important on such a stormy coast.

The promontory that heads into the southern oceans provides magnificent views of Cape Point, and the nearby Cape of Good Hope.

Popular belief is that this marks the merging of Atlantic and Indian Oceans, though oceanographers assign this to Cape Aghulas, 100 miles south-east. But that doesn't inhibit a visit to the Two Oceans Restaurant with its open deck that looks out onto False Bay, providing one of the finest views along the Cape coast. And excellent cuisine also.

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