Aerial view of the Cape of Good Hope
Cape point is part of the Table Mountain National Park one of the most inspiring Natural World Heritage Sites. The main burning question that still remains is: Why is it so commonplace that the Cape is considered the most southern tip of Africa? Well, exploration, imperialism and european obsessions with long distance trade. I am looking at you Indian delicious spices and chinese silk.
The first who wanted to avoid the landbarriers of travel and sail the breeze around Africa were the Portuguese naming the outcrop the Cape of Storms. Not much later considering the name not appropriate for an important landmark on the way to trade with India and the East it was renamed Cape of Good Hope to reflect its importance in European trade.
This made the Cape the landmark of choice, especiallly because at the tip trading ships starting travelling East instead of South, marking a welcome change in the course of travelling.