What route did Bartolomeu Dias use? How far did he go around Africa in 1488?

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Bartholomeu Dias also known as Bartholomew Diaz, was The first European to lead a 1487 voyage around the Cape of Good Hope on the Southern most tip of South Africa. The voyage of exploration lasted sixteen months and the expedition route travelled as follows: "Sao Jorge de Mina, the Portuguese fortress on the Gold Coast to take on extra provisionsSailed passed the coast of Angola. December 1487 they reached Golfo da Conceic√£o (Walvis Bay) Sailed into Golfo de Santo Estevao (Elizabeth Bay). January 1488 unknowingly the sailed through a terrible storm around the Cape of Good Hope which Diaz called called Cabo Tormentosa - the Cape of Storms. Sailed North to Bahia dos Vaqueiros (Mossel Bay) where they landed February 3 1488 Landed at Bahia da Roca (Algoa Bay). 12 March 1488 west of Bushman's River mouth, they dropped anchor at a headland, called False Islet, now known as Kwaaihoek and decided to embark on their return journey home1488: December Bartolomeu Dias returned to Lisbon having opened up lucrative trading routes from Europe to Asia and with invaluable information for future Portuguese voyages of exploration."