I was curious about the location of South Africa. Whenever I heard people talking about it, it sounded like a place that was separate from the rest of the continent. In my head, I assumed South Africa was the southern portion of Africa; like America, one country with a north and south split by some line across the middle.
As it turns out, South Africa is it’s own place, and boy, is it south! If you look at a map of Africa, the southernmost country all the way down at the bottom tip is South Africa.
Somewhere down there is a Cape of Good Hope, which is the legendary home of the Flying Dutchman. The Flying Dutchman is a ghost ship, and as the myth goes, this legendary ship was said to be unable to make port. As a result, it was doomed to sail the oceans forever.