Table Bay

Table Bay
Inlet, Atlantic Ocean, forming the harbour of Cape Town, South Africa.

It is 12 mi (19 km) long and 8 mi (12 km) wide. Although less sheltered than other bays along the coast, it became a port of call for ships traveling to India and the East because of the availability of fresh water. The shore was permanently settled by the Dutch in 1652.

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