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Cape of Good Hope: the route to the spices

Cape of Good Hope and Diaz Beach, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE The Cape of Good Hope was discovered and doubled for the first time, in 1488, by the Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias. Bartolomeu Dias called it “Cape of the Storms” (or “Cabo Tormentoso”). The name of Cape ...

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The climate of Cape Town: when to go to Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The area of ​​Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with well-defined seasons. The summers are dry and hot, while winters are cold and wet and sometimes in winter cold fronts coming from the ...

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Cape Town: the oldest city in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Cape Town, the capital of the Western Cape province, is the second most populous metropolitan area in South Africa with approximately 4 million inhabitants. It was founded by the Dutch in 1652 as an outpost along the road to the ...

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The Malay Quarter of Cape Town: Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Another place in Cape Town often visited by tourists is the so-called Malay Quarter of Bo-Kaap. This characteristic neighborhood of the city is located along the slopes of Signal Hill, a 350 meters high hill located between the Atlantic Ocean ...

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The climate of Bloemfontein: when to go to Bloemfontein

The city of Bloemfontein is located on a plateau about 1,400 meters high on the edge of the semi-arid region of the Karoo. Bloemfontein therefore has a semi-arid climate characterized by hot summer days with rains that occur through frequent ...

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Bloemfontein: the judicial capital of South Africa

The city of Bloemfontein is located on a plateau about 1,400 meters high. This city is the capital of the Free State province and also the judicial capital of South Africa. The city was founded in 1846. Between 1854 and ...

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Augrabies Falls and the Orange River Gorge

Augrabies Falls, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Augrabies Falls National Park is located 120 km west of the city of Upington in the Northern Cape region of South Africa. The park, which was established in 1966, occupies an area of 55,383 hectares along the course of the ...

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Cape Agulhas: the southernmost point of the Africa

Cape Agulhas, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point of the African continent. This is in fact not the Cape of Good Hope, as is often mistakenly believed. The southernmost point of Africa is located at a latitude of 34°49’58″ south and a ...

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The climate of South Africa: when to go to South Africa

Namaqualand, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini..

South Africa has a temperate type of climate. South Africa’s climate varies according to distance from the sea, altitude and the presence of hot and cold sea currents. These currents are cold, along the coast washed by the Atlantic ocean, ...

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South Africa tourist attractions: what to see in South Africa

West Coast National Park, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

South Africa is often referred to as the world in a country, and this is really true, the variety of landscapes, places and populations is truly impressive. South Africa has unique tourist attractions. The country has typical African environments, but ...

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South Africa: the landscapes of the world in a nation

Cederberg, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini...

South Africa (Republic of South Africa/Republiek van Suid-Afrika) is a republic in Southern Africa, washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the west and by those of the Indian Ocean to the east. To the north it borders ...

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