Cape Agulhas, also known as "Cape of the Needles" is a rocky headland in Western Cape, South Africa. It is the geographic southern tip of the African continent and the beginning of the dividing line between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Historically, the cape has been known to sailors as a major hazard on the traditional clipper route. It is sometimes regarded as one of the great capes. It was most commonly known in English as Cape L'Agulhas until the 20th century. The town of L'Agulhas is located near to the cape. The sea off Cape Agulhas is notorious for winter storms and mammoth rogue waves, which can range up to 30 metres high and can sink even large ships. Over the past few hundred years it has been believed that around 150 ships have sunk around Agulhas.