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a headland or promontory
1. the SW region of South Africa, in Western Cape province
2. See Cape of Good Hope
the part of a shoreline that projects into a sea, lake, or river. It may be composed of bedrock or alluvium. In the latter case, capes are usually low and represent the tips of coastal aggradational forms.
A prominent point of land jutting into a body of water. Also known as head; headland; mull; naze; ness; point; promontory.