The Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias ventured to what he thought was the southernmost tip of Africa in 1487 and landed on a rugged point of land he named "Cape of Storms," but his king thought such a name would discourage further exploration and changed it to the Cape of Good Hope. Turns out Cape of Good Hope is not the southernmost tip of Africa. That honor goes Cape Agulhas about a 100 miles (155 km) to the southeast, so now Cape of Good Hope is labeled "The most Southwestern Point of The African Continent." No matter. The legendary home of the Flying Dutchman, it has spectacular views, amazing biodiversity and its own troops of baboons.