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Capeof Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope, The, is the name given to the extremity of the promontory that stretches into the South Atlantic from the S.W. corner of the African continent. The length of the peninsula, which has False Bay on the E. and the open ocean on the W., is about 20 miles. Simon's Bay, with the thriving port of Simon's Town, is on its E. coast. The rock that forms the Cape is 1,000 feet high, and consists of granite.