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South Africa and the Cape of Good Hope

April 11th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

South Africa - April 9th, 2009

South Africa - April 9th, 2009

Some clouds flank the southern coastline of South Africa, including the infamous Cape of Good Hope. This region is particularly known for its wind, which blows intermittently almost all year. The severity of this wind made passing around the Cape particularly treacherous for sailors, causing many shipwrecks.

The extreme southwest of the country has a climate remarkably similar to that of the Mediterranean with wet winters and hot, dry summers, hosting the famous Fynbos Biome.

Further east on the south coast, rainfall is distributed more evenly throughout the year, producing a green landscape.

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