Cape

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Episode 4 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

Southern Africa is a riot of life and colour because of two great ocean currents that sweep around the continent's cape.

To the east, the warm Agulhas current generates clouds that roll inland to the wettest place in southern Africa. To the west is the cold Benguela current, home to more great white sharks than anywhere else. Moisture laden fog rolls inland, supporting an incredible desert garden.

Where the two currents meet, the clash of warm and cold water creates one of the world's most fabulous natural spectacles - South Africa's sardine run. This is the greatest gathering of predators on the planet, including Africa's largest, the Bryde's whale.

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Presenter
David Attenborough
Narrator
David Attenborough
Executive Producer
Michael Gunton
Series Producer
James Honeyborne
Producer
Hugh Pearson

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