It is often mentioned that the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean are meeting at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. This is not correct. Both oceans only meet at Cape Agulhas which is a 3,5-hour drive from Cape Town.
The Cape Peninsula is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
The whole Cape Peninsula is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Only the water temperatures in the False Bay (Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Simon’s Town) are slightly influenced by the Indian Ocean. Here, the sea is slightly warmer than on the western side of the Cape Peninsula (Kommetjie, Scarborough).
This is caused by two sea currents – the warm Agulhas Current and the cold Benguela Current. They also influence wildlife and plant species.
The two Oceans meet at Cape Agulhas
Definitely correct is: The Cape of Good Hope and the Cape Peninsula are forming the southwesternmost point of Africa. The place where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet is called Cape Agulhas, which is the southernmost tip of Africa.