Cape of Good Hope


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former province, S South Africa. Under the South African constitution of 1994 it was divided into Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape, and part of a fourth province, North West.
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Cape of Good Hope

 

(also Cape of Storms; in Portuguese, Cabo das Tormentas), a rocky cape in southern Africa at 34° 21’ S lat. and 18° 30’ E long. The cape was first reached in 1488 by the Portuguese navigator B. Diaz, who named it Cape of Storms (Stormy Cape). The Portuguese king, John II, renamed it Cape of Good Hope (referring to the hope of reaching India from there).

Cape of Good Hope

a cape in SW South Africa south of Cape Town
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