I was slightly disappointed to learn, upon arriving at the Cape of Good Hope, that it is not in fact the southernmost tip of the African continent.
And I was slightly confused to learn that although South Africans use the terms “Cape of Good Hope” and “Cape Point” interchangeably, they are in fact two different capes completely.
But I was nothing short of delighted to find the peninsula that puts the “cape” in Cape Town, whatever you want to call it, is freaking incredible.
It might not be the ends of the Earth – or even of its own continent – but the Cape of Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-It is among of the most dramatic, haunting and evocative landscapes I’ve ever seen.
Shall we let the photos speak for themselves?
Robert Schrader is a travel writer and photographer who’s been roaming the world independently since 2005, writing for publications such as “CNNGo” and “Shanghaiist” along the way. His blog, Leave Your Daily Hell, provides a mix of travel advice, destination guides and personal essays covering the more esoteric aspects of life as a traveler.