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The stretch of coast around the Southernmost Tip of Africa is known as the “Graveyard of Ships” for various reasons: gale-force winds, ever-changing weather conditions, high swells and the treacherous coast line, have caused numerous wrecks. More than 125 of the approximately 2 130 ships that have been wrecked along the South African coast since 1552 are found along the Overberg coast, which covers a distance of approximately 100km. Certain items from these wrecked ships such as figureheads, cannon, anchors, porcelain and rare coins can be viewed at the Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp. The museum is the only one of its kind in the country.