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  Cape of Good Hope - Postal History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The history of the Cape of Good Hope, starts with the discovery of the Cape by Portugese sailors, the settlements by the Dutch beginning with Jan van Riebeeck and the VOC Company.
The Travelling Post Offices of the Cape of Good Hope are well represented here, I having been fortunate enough to obtain the majority of items belonging to the collection of the late Mr.
Other Cape of Good Hope stamps are listed separately as well as the rare stamp booklet issued during the reign of King Edward VII.
www.capepostalhistory.com   (799 words)

  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Western Vicariate of the Cape of Good Hope
Western Vicariate of the Cape of Good Hope
The first Dutch governor, van Riebeek, arrived at the Cape in 1652; but under his regime and that of his successors, the public profession of the Catholic faith was forbidden.
English Midland District, the government agreed to salary a Catholic pastor for the Cape.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06645b.htm   (650 words)

 Heritage Tours - Private Travel to Cape Town ( Capetown ), Constantia, the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa
A soothing contrast to its treacherous coast, the calm harbors of the Cape welcomed seasick and exhausted sailors transporting valuable cargoes to the far reaches of the Old World.
Cape Town - the hub of the Cape and the oldest city in South Africa - combines the cultural attractions of a prospering, vibrant city with an old-world charm and graciousness.
Cape Towners like to brag that their home is the most open-minded, sophisticated, lively and diverse city in Africa.
www.heritagetoursonline.com /cape.html   (336 words)

 Artistic License Films/Cape of Good Hope
The new South Africa is revealed in Cape of Good Hope, a colorful and vibrant mosaic of love and hope.
Cape of Good Hope is the first feature film written and directed by Mark Bamford—award-winning director of the short film, Hero—along with his wife, co-writer and producing partner, Suzanne Kay.
Filmed entirely on location in the Cape Town coastal community of Hout Bay, and cast solely with African actors, Cape of Good Hope substitutes a hard-won, deeply felt sense of humanism for the clichés and political bombast audiences are familiar with from many films set in Africa.
www.artlic.com /films/cape.html   (233 words)

 Cape Of Good Hope in fast trial - Horse Racing - www.theage.com.au
Working on Caulfield's course proper yesterday, Cape Of Good Hope ran 800 metres in 53.6 seconds but it was his final 800 in 23 seconds that brought a smile to the face of head lad and track rider Chiu Ki Tsang, known as "Martin", who is looking after the horse for Oughton.
At this stage, Cape Of Good Hope is booked to fly back to Hong Kong next Tuesday, although Racing Victoria officials are still hopeful he might stay for the $1 million Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on March 12.
Cape Of Good Hope was one of 14 entries yesterday for the $375,000 Australia Stakes.
www.theage.com.au /news/Horse-Racing/Cape-Of-Good-Hope-in-fast-trial/2005/02/14/1108229930016.html   (543 words)

  Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve - South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve forms part of the Cape Peninsula National Park, and is managed by the South African National Parks.
The third promontory is the "Cape of Good Hope".
It is fair to say that the Cape of Good Hope lies at the maritime crossroads of the world and that it is here that East met West.
www.melaniff.com /features/travels/cape_of_good_hope.htm   (329 words)

  Cape of Good Hope - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cape of Good Hope, headland in south-western South Africa, in Western Cape Province, near Cape Town.
Cape of Good Hope, Province of the: Cape Province
Freesias are native to the Cape of Good Hope, South...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Cape_of_Good_Hope.html   (135 words)

  Cape of Good Hope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cape of Good Hope (Afrikaans: Kaap die Goeie Hoop, Dutch: Kaap de Goede Hoop) is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of South Africa.
The term Cape of Good Hope was also used to indicate the early Cape Colony established in 1652 in the vicinity of the Cape Peninsula and just prior to the formation of the Union of South Africa it meant the entire region which was to become the Cape Province in 1910.
It was later renamed by John II of Portugal as "Cape of Good Hope" (Cabo da Boa Esperança) because of the great optimism engendered by the opening of a sea route to the east.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cape_of_Good_Hope   (951 words)

 Cape Colony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cape Colony remained under British rule until the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910, when it became the Cape of Good Hope Province, better known as the Cape Province.
The title of the founder of the Cape Colony, Jan van Riebeeck, was "Commander of the Cape", a position which he held from 1652 to 1662.
Recession and its aftermath: The Cape Colony in the eighteen eighties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colony_of_the_Cape_of_Good_Hope   (838 words)

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The African lily (Agapanthus umbellatus) is a member of the family Alliaceae and a native of the Cape of Good Hope, from where it was introduced to Europe at the close of the 17th century.
In company with his kinsman Francisco he sailed round the Cape of Good Hope to India, and succeeded in establishing the king of Cochin securely on his throne, obtaining in return for this service permission to build a Portuguese fort at Cochin, and thus laying the foundation of his country's empire in the East.
Bouvet Island (Norwegian: Bouvet ya) is an uninhabited sub-antarctic volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, south-southwest of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa).
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/Cape-of-Good-Hope.htm   (1471 words)

 Castle Of Good Hope
The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving building in South Africa.
The Cape of Good Hope houses the regional headquarters of the South African Army in the Western Cape, the famous William Fehr Collection of historic artworks, the Castle Military Museum and ceremonial facilities for traditional Cape Regiments.
The Castle of Good Hope was built in accordance with 17th century European principles of fortification comprising strong bastions from which the outside walls could be protected by cross-fire.
www.places.co.za /html/ct_castle.html   (399 words)

 Cape Town, South Africa - Attractions - Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve forms part of the Cape Peninsula Park and is managed by the South African National Parks.
The Cape Peninsula with 2256 species, and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve with 1036 species, have the highest concentration of plant species for similar sized areas in the world.
The Cape of Good Hope is a scenic wonder, where soft white sandy beaches alternate with rugged stretches of rock and breathtaking cliffs.
www.cape-town.info /cape-town-attractions/cape-of-good-hope   (939 words)

 Cape of Good Hope - Picture - MSN Encarta
Cape of Good Hope - Picture - MSN Encarta
The Cape of Good Hope is a headland on the southwestern coast of South Africa, near the city of Cape Town.
Much of South Africa’s coastline rises quickly to mountains of the Drakensberg Range, which separate the coastal region from the interior plateaus of the country.
encarta.msn.com /media_461538845/Cape_of_Good_Hope.html   (55 words)

 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is situated at the southern tip of the Western Cape Province, about 80 km from Cape Town.
Cape Point is said to be the meeting place of two mighty Oceans, the Indian and Atlantic.
Sir Francis Drake, the explorer, once called it the fairest Cape that he had seen in the whole circumference of the globe.
www.africanleisure.co.za /static/static_capehope.html   (115 words)

Good performances by the ensemble cast-the one exception being Brown's lifeless portrayal of Kate-and Bamford's no-nonsense directing cover for the screenplay's lapses in character development.
Communicating the message of hope that the film's title implies is Jean Claude's kindness toward a dog who was trained to attack fls: In the end, the fl man and the dog are companions.
Cape of Good Hope is flawed somewhat by a sinister subplot.
www.filmjournal.com /filmjournal/reviews/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001524851   (594 words)

 Albatross House : Cape of Good Hope - South Africa
Situated at the junction of the earths' most contrasting water masses - the cold Benguella current on the West Coast and the warm waters of False Bay on the East Coast, the Cape of Good Hope is popularly perceived as the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
The Cape of Good Hope is an integral part of the Cape Floristic Kingdom, the smallest, but richest of the world's six floral kingdoms.
The strategic position of the Cape of Good Hope between the two major ocean currents ensures a rich diversity of marine life.
www.albatrosshouse.co.za /capenature.html   (604 words)

 Various Cape of Good Hope Land Grants and related histories.
Cape of Good Hope complete manuscript document on two sides of a watermarked (not rust) page being a very rare land grant dated 29th June 1718.
VOC Commanders and Governors of the Cape of Good Hope
There is a colourless embossed seal of the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope at the bottom of the document and the watermark of the Cape of Good Hope.
www.tokencoins.com /capeland.htm   (3135 words)

 Cape Of Good Hope, Cape Town.
The Cape of Good Hope is the south-westernmost point of Africa.
The small segment of the Cape of Good Hope Map shown illustrates the location of the Cape of Good Hope Mountain and the hiking trail along the top of the mountain to Cape Maclear.
The hiking trail from the Car Park at the Cape of Good Hope to the top of the Good Hope Mountain is less than 1 km.
www.sunsetbeach.co.za /cape_point/cape_of_good_hope.htm   (447 words)

 The Cape of Good Hope: Africa's Metaphorical Southernmost Point | Away.com
Cape Argulhas may be the true southern end of Africa, its narrow tip marking the point where the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans meet, but its scenery is less than stellar: a lighthouse from 1848, a rocky beach with good fishing, a massive boat graveyard, but not much else.
While the 23-plus shipwrecks in the waters off the rocky Atlantic coast testify to its necessity, and while it is the brightest lighthouse in the world, like many of the world's landmarks, it's covered with graffiti and dried chewing gum.
After exploring the side-trails that wrap around Cape Point, we clomped back down to the parking lot and started off on the 45-minute trail leading to the Cape of Good Hope.
away.com /features/south_africa_cape_point_1.html   (542 words)

 South African Museum - Carl Linnaeus: His Legacy at the Cape of Good Hope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1772 he arrived at the Cape of Good Hope where he learnt to speak Dutch and also made three expeditions into the interior to study the local flora and fauna.
Linnaeus himself is represented by the young Apollo bringing light in his right hand and casting aside the shroud of darkness with his left; he wears a laurel wreath and tramples underfoot the slain dragon of falsehood.
Between 1737 and his death in 1778 he described 1 360 species of higher plants from the Cape of which 750 are currently accepted as taxonomically sound - this represents 7.5% of the known plant species in the Cape Floristic Kingdom.
www.museums.org.za /sam/resources/misc/linnaeus.htm   (883 words)

 Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope - South Africa
The southern end of the Cape Peninsula boasts two points of interest really, the Cape of Good Hope and the more southernly and a bit higher situated Cape Point.
For the early seafarers the Cape of Good Hope marked the turning point in their luck because once the "Cape of Storms", as Bartholomeus Diaz called it in 1488, had been passed, the battle against the sea was basically won.
Both the Capes are situated in the 7800 hectare Good Hope section of the Cape Peninsula National Park, 13 kilometres behind the entrance gate.
www.southafrica-travel.net /westcape/cape_03.htm   (336 words)

A famous Portuguese navigator of the fifteenth century, discoverer of the Cape of Good Hope; died at sea, 29 May, 1500.
Several Portuguese historians state that he was a relative or descendant of João Dias who sailed around Cape Bojador in 1434, and of Diniz Dias who is said to have discovered the Cape Verde Islands.
In 1500 Dias commanded a ship in the expedition of Cabral; his vessel, however, was one of those wrecked not far from the Cape of Good Hope, which he had discovered thirteen years before.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04775b.htm   (642 words)

 cape of good hope\   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The second name was given to please the King of Portugal because rounding the cape gave hope to the riches of the East.
He was the first person to round the cape, thus opening the sea route between Europe and the East.
In 1792 the Cape was occupied by the British, but in 1803 the colony became Dutch again.
athena.english.vt.edu /~jmooney/3044annotationsa-g/capegdhope.html   (462 words)

 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa - Wander the Planet .net
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa - Wander the Planet.net
The Cape of Good Hope is also part of Table Mountain National Park (in addition to Boulders Beach) and encompasses 7,750 hectares.
Good Hope is positioned between two major ocean currents - the cold Benguela current on the West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast.
www.wandertheplanet.net /SouthAfrica/capehope.htm   (505 words)

 Cape of Good Hope (Colony - 1910)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A flag of the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope was taken into use on 12 May 1875, on the occasion of the laying of a foundation stone of the House of Parliament in Cape Town.
The Cape Colonial Blue Ensign was used until the Union of South Africa came into being on 31 May 1910 when the Cape Colony became the Cape Province.
The Cape Province was divided into the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape provinces on 27 April 1994.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/za-cape.html   (801 words)

 Tribeca Film Festival - Cape of Good Hope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Where most films about South Africa that make it stateside are epics filled with good guys and bad guys, Cape of Good Hope is that rare exception -- a clear and simple portrait of imperfect everyday people and how their lives become intertwined despite their cultural differences.
Kate, the white owner of the Good Hope animal shelter, clearly relates better to the dogs than people.
Cape of Good Hope illuminates the dichotomy that exists in modern-day South Africa, where those, both fl and white, yearning to look ahead must coexist with those who remain grounded in the mores and prejudices of the past.
www.tribecafilmfestival.org /2004/filmguide/eventnote.php?EventNumber=3158&FullNote=1   (259 words)

 Cape of Good Hope Wine Company, LLC - Book > WINES of SOUTH AFRICA: Exploring the Cape Winelands
Capturing the spirit and tradition of the country's winemaking industry, the book is both a visually striking photographic portfolio of the Cape's winelands and a tribute to South Africa's winemakers and the fine wines that so many of them are producing today.
The political changes in South Africa since 1994 have provided Cape winemakers with the opportunity to prove their worth to the world at large.
The wine lands of the Cape are pulsating with energy and activity as never before: new vineyards are being planted, new cellars are opening each year, and the latest developments in winemaking technology are being put into practice.
www.goodhopewineco.com /book-toc.html   (743 words)

 Cape of Good Hope opens in NY - SouthAfrica.info
Cape of Good Hope has been compared to the films of Robert Altman and John Sayles in terms of its narrative style.
Cape of Good Hope is produced by Susan Kay, Bamford's wife.
Cape of Good Hope opens at the Angelika Film Centre in New York on Thursday, before moving on to other major American cities later this year.
www.southafrica.info /what_happening/arts_entertainment/goodhope.htm   (326 words)

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