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False and Walker Bays, Between Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas, South Africa

34.3S 18.4E

February 8th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

South Africa - January 16th, 2011

Several bays can be observed near the Cape of Good Hope, in South Africa. The cape itself is at the tip of the long peninsula, fitting named Cape Peninsula, near the lower left corner.

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 (visible at the very bottom edge of the image).

Just east of Cape Peninsula is False Bay. The bay’s eastern boundary is defined by Cape Hangklip. The next large bay along the coast to the east is Walker Bay.

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