Cape Agulhas (the place where two oceans meet), lies at the furthest tip of Africa. Cape Agulhas is the official point at which the cold Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean and the strong Aghulhas current of the Indian Ocean meet. Agulhas features a consistent curving coastline and rocky beach.
Historically, the cape has been known to sailors as particularly hazardous, notorious for winter storms and huge waves. The coast is littered with wrecks. The large red and white striped lighthouse was built as early as 1848 in an attempt to warn ships of the conflicting currents, the west winds and the extremely perilous waves that combine to make it the ‘Cape of Storms’.
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See also International Telephone Calls
The SAPO (South African Post Office) is the nation's postal service. Post offices are open from 8:30am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday, and 8:00am to noon on Saturdays. Domestic and international deliveries are reliable but can sometimes take up to several weeks. If you want to send something oversees of any value, try using one of the private mail services, like Postnet.
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