Cape o Guid Howp

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The Cape o Guid Howp (Afrikaans: die Kaap van Goeie Hoop, Dutch: Aboot this soond Kaap de Goede Hoop , Portuguese: Cabo da Boa Esperança) is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast o the Cape Peninsula, Sooth Africae. There is a misconception that the Cape o Guid Howp is the soothren tip o Africae, acause it wis ance believed tae be the dividin point atween the Atlantic an Indian Oceans. In fact, the soothrenmaist point is Cape Agulhas, aboot 150 kilometres (90 mi) tae the east-sootheast. The Atlantic an Indian oceans meet at the point whaur the warm-water Agulhas current meets the cauld-water Benguela current an turns back on itsel–a point that fluctuates atween Cape Agulhas an Cape Point, aboot ane kilometre east o the Cape o Guid Howp.

When follaein the wastren side o the African coastline frae the equator, housomeivver, the Cape o Guid Howp marks the point whaur a ship begins tae travel mair eastward than soothward. Thus the first roondin o the cape in 1488 bi Portuguese splorer Bartolomeu Dias wis a milestane in the attempts bi the Portuguese tae establish direct trade relations wi the Far East. Dias cried the cape Cabo das Tormentas. "Cape o Tempests" wis the oreeginal name o the "Cape o Guid Howp."