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Major-General Sir George Charles D’Aguilar was a Lieutenant Governor of Hong Kong

The cape was named after Major-General Sir George Charles D’Aguilar, who first served as the Lieutenant Governor of Hong Kong and later as the Commander of the British Forces in Hong Kong (from 1843 to 1848). 

Situated on a peninsula located in southeast Shek O, Cape D’Aguilar is a unique trail that brings together the history of the area with the natural landscape. Alongside the variety of flowers, towering trees that offer shade and clear views of the ocean, the trail rises and falls with the natural landscape, passing through the sprawling Hok Tsui Tsuen.

Ending at a lighthouse, dizzying rock formations and a marine reserve, Cape D’Aguilar Road began with a view of Shek O Beach.

Approximately halfway along the road, the trees’ canopies move from providing partial protection to wholly covering the trail in a rewarding shade. This respite from the sun encompasses the entire length of Hok Tsui Tsuen, something enjoyed by the hiking visitors. 

Text & Photos Victoria Mae Martyn