Cape of Storms: The Shipwrecks of Cape Point

*Listen to the Cape of Storms podcast here.

The Shipwrecks of Cape Point

When he rounded Cape Point in 1580, the great English explorer Sir Francis Drake famously described it as “A most stately thing and the fairest Cape in the whole circumference of the Earth.”

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of Climbs

Cape_Point_E08 Cape of Cimbs - The Funicular Trams

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of Ghosts

Cape_Point_E09 Cape of Ghosts - The Flying Dutchman

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are.

The Flying Dutchman song

To this day, sea sailors are known to resort to the song of the Flying Dutchman whenever a storm begins to build…

The Cape of Ghosts

The legend of the Flying Dutchman

The HMS Leven’s sighting

On 8 July 1822, the Coastal Survey Ship H.M Leven rounded Cape Point on her way to map the eastern coastline of Africa.

Heritage Day funicular promotion

In the spirit of Heritage Day, we’re in the mood to give you some freebies.