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- proper n. a cape in southwestern South Africa, near Cape Town.
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- n. a point of land in southwestern South Africa (south of Cape Town)
- n. a province of western South Africa
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The Cape of Good Hope, which is _not_ the extremity of Southern Africa, as some geographers have it -- "Lagullas" protruding further into the
The route around the Cape of Good Hope is a main thoroughfare for fully-laden supertankers from the Gulf, the world's biggest oil-exporting region.
The route around the Cape of Good Hope is a main thoroughfare for fully-laden supertankers from the Gulf.
And, you know, you have very vulnerable vessels carrying 300,000 tons and more of crude oil, for example, from the Arabian Gulf coming down south toward the Cape of Good Hope which has to pass through this area.
A Voyager rounding Jupiter, for example, is likened to Vasco de Gama swinging around the Cape of Good Hope.
On his record-setting voyage, he sailed south and east past the Cape of Good Hope, through the Indian Ocean, and then through the South Pacific, where he hit storms so intense that his boat, the 60-foot American Promise, made 175 miles in one day with its sails furled.
Only 2,000 nautical miles to the Cape of Good Hope.
An hour later, the sub emerged from the ancient tunnel and powered out into the Indian Ocean, barely beating a South African Navy frigate sent to investigate the waters off the Cape of Good Hope.
In fact, if you follow the coast around and past the Cape of Good Hope, soccer fans could find themselves staying in Mauritius.
Instead, ships are steering around the Cape of Good Hope.
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