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November 29, 2018

What is the Two Oceans in Cape Town, Why is it called Two Oceans ?

The Coastline stretches for approximately 307km in total along the West Coast, Cape Peninsula and the False Bay. The Atlantic Ocean (Cold Benguela) runs along the West Coast of Cape Town and the Indian Ocean (Warm Mozambique) runs along the East Coast of Cape Town. Two beautiful oceans brings upon various marine flora and fauna. The mild Mediterranean climate brings upon wet cold winters of North-westerly winds, this at times brings upon good swells for surfers. Summers in Cape Town brings upon Southeasterly winds also known as the Cape Doctor. The name Cape Doctor was derived from the strong winds which cleans pollution in the Cape Town city centre. To avoid the strong gale force winds in the summer a recommended beach would be Clifton in the Table Bay as it is hidden beneath the mountains. Clifton also referred to as a blue flag beach. The Southeasterly wind is responsible for the difference in temperatures from parts of the West Coast and the False Bay area which stretches east from the Cape Point area. Many people in the past walked away with an assumption that the Two Oceans meet here Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean, however, the actual meeting point is at Cape Agulhas.

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