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The Fake Cape

August 3rd 2015
Generally the City of Cape Town wants people to think it occupies the Southern-most point of Africa and that the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet there. The thing is, that's not actually true. Instead, not far from the suburbs of Fish Hoek and Simon's Town, there is Cape Point National Park. This park includes a location known as the Cape of Good Hope. It's confusing because the peninsular Cape Tow ... read more
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South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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