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Cape Point – where two oceans merge; South Africa

Cape Town, WC, South Africa
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Our second stop after Cape of Good Hope was Old Lighthouse. There is option to take funicular from the parking or walk up. Hill is pretty steep for walking but well worth to enjoy the view, so much so that you will not feel tired.

Old Lighthouse is no longer functional, because it is located very high from the sea, in the past ships coming from the east could see them clearly and underestimate the distance and crash to the rocks around the Cape and ships coming from the west would be able to see them clearly because it fog and cloud. Therefore New Lighthouse was built much lower at the tip of the Cape. We were not in the mood of walking couple hours to the New Lighthouse and back…
By the time we reached Old Lighthouse weather was very foggy and windy, apparently it is like that most of the time throughout the year. However, ocean view from the top is unforgettable!

It was claimed that this point is where Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean merge. However this is partially true. Southern most point is Cape Agulhas where is geographical divide between warm waters of Indian and cold waters of Atlantic Oceans. However, boundaries of warm waters and cold water shift seasonally between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas.
I believe we were lucky enough to catch the seasonal shift, because we managed to spot the difference (albeit slightly) in the colors of water once our guide pointed at it!
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Points of interest

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
This is botanical garden, absolute heaven for plant and nature lovers!
Cape Peninsula
Another spot at Cape Point where view of the ocean is mesmerizing, not to far. Hiking is possible.

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