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Da Gama Cross
Simonstown district, Western Cape

Date:1965
Type:Beacon
Status:Extant


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34°19'18.33" S 18°26'53.51" E Alt: 112m
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The Portuguese government erected two navigational beacons, Dias Cross and Da Gama Cross, to commemorate Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias as explorers who were the first explorers to reach the cape. When lined up, the crosses point to Whittle Rock (34°14.8'S 18°33.6'E), a large, permanently submerged shipping hazard in False Bay.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.