A cape in southwestern South Africa, near Cape Town.
Cape-of-good-hope Sentence Examples
Still more recently the method has been largely employed at the Cape of Good Hope and elsewhere.
In the 15th century the time was approaching when the discovery of the Cape of Good Hope was to widen the scope of geographical enterprise.
Diaz succeeded in rounding the southern point of Africa, which he named Cabo Tormentoso - the Cape of Storms - but King Joao II., foreseeing the realization of the long-sought passage to India, gave it the stimulating and enduring name of the Cape of Good Hope.
The Portuguese, following the lead of Prince Henry, continued to look for the road to India by the Cape of Good Hope.
The first of the Dutch Indian voyages was performed by ships which sailed in April 1595, and rounded the Cape of Good Hope.