Cape Town

Table Mountain shot taken from the bay in Cape Town.

Because the caravans needed too much time to transport valuable resources from Asia into Europe, there were many new paths being explored to India by ocean. In 1488 Bartolomeu Dias from Portugal was the first man that managed to battle his way to the south horn of Africa. Because of the bad weather he had to endure on the trip, he called the city Cape of Storms. It soon became clear that this watershed between Atlantic and Indian Ocean that lies about 250 meters above sea level would become of…

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