Between Simon's Town and Cape Point on the Cape Peninsula of South Africa we discovered a colony of African Penguins (also known as the Jackass Penguin) wandering freely on a picturesque beach strewn with boulders.
  In Simon's Town there is a statue of the only dog ever officially enlisted in the British Royal Navy, a Great Dane whose name was Nuisance. His official rank and name was Just Nuisance AB. The much-loved mascot of British sailors based in Simon's Town, he was honored with a full military funeral, which was attended by 200 members of the Royal Navy.
Situated at the junction of two of Earth's most contrasting water masses - the cold Benguela current on the West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast , the Cape of Good Hope is popularly perceived as the meeting point of the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. Geographically, however, the Indian Ocean joins the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Agulhas.
The Cape of Good Hope is also called the Cape of Storms. In 1641 a Dutch captain, Hendrick van der Decken, was battling wild seas off the Cape when his ship succumbed to the storm and began to sink. Van der Decken swore that he would round the Cape if it took him until Judgement Day. Since then many sightings of a phantom ship, its masts smashed and sails in shreds, have been reported in bad weather. This is known as the legend of the Flying Dutchman. The remains of at least 23 shipwrecks lie along this coastline.