Cape Point vs. Cape of Good Hope, One Perspective

Cape Point vs. Cape of Good Hope, One Perspective

Two open water swimming landmarks in South Africa include Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope.

Lewis Pugh has used both to sight off of when he has swum in the ocean near the tip of the African continent.

While Cape Point is structurally more impressive, I prefer the Cape of Good Hope,” explains the legendary aquatic adventurer. “I just love its name.”

And he has good reason for having that opinion.

When I did the first swim around it Tony Sellmeyer, Kevin Anderson and Gill Stramrood, a big Great White Shark darted underneath us. We all put our heads up simultaneously and sprinted to the support boat, which had a Shark Shield on it. Luckily it disappeared as quickly as it came. For us it is, and will remain, a Cape of Good Hope and Good Luck.”

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