These two currents are effectively the meeting of the seas
where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans come together at Africa’s tip creating an exceptionally dynamic, one-of-a-kind environment.
- Weather: These currents and the associated winds shape coastal weather: the Benguela creating drier, cooler conditions; the Algulhas creating wetter, warmer conditions.
- Flora: They shape the country’s UNESCO World Heritage Cape Floral Kingdom, known for its famous fynbos shrubland.
- Fauna: They nurture its marine wildlife, which includes Cape Gannets, squid, African penguins, sharks (even Great Whites!), dolphins and whales among many others.