The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky promontory at the southern end of Cape Peninsula, South Africa. It was discovered for the first time by the Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, during his return trip to Portugal after having observed the southern limits of the African continent. A historical account says that Dias called it “Cape of Storm” and that Giovanni II of Portugal renamed it “Cape of Good Hope” because his discovery was a good omen that India could be reached by sea from Europe.
What to do:
The best thing to do, in our opinion, is to enjoy the natural and wild beauty of this place. The Cape of Good Hope is a narrow peninsula overlooking the ocean. Head of Good Hope is very windy and the weather is unpredictable.
Don’t miss the climb to the lighthouse to enjoy the view of the Cape of Good Hope.
When to go:
The best time to visit the Cape of Good Hope is from late January to late April.