Cape Point

The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve as seen from the old lighthouse.

Cape Point is known for being the most southwestern tip of the African continent.

Many of our South Africa tours in the Cape region include an excursion to the most southwesterly tip of Africa: Cape Point. This remarkable rocky headland, bedecked with rugged greens carpets of indigenous fynbos, forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.

A wonderful collection of attractions and activities await visitors, from the steep ride up to the old lighthouse in the Flying Dutchman funicular to a spidery network of hiking trails. Many visitors are bowled over by the sight of an ostrich kicking up sand while running across the Point’s wild beaches – only in southern Africa!

The park also hosts zebra, red hartebeest, eland and other small antelope, but its dassie and baboon populations are the most prevalent. Visitors should always be wary of the baboons - they are not afraid to approach cars or people and must not be fed or approached under any circumstances. When hunger strikes, visitors to Cape Point can opt for a small meal at the takeaway cafeteria or settle down for a lunch with a view at the Two Oceans restaurant.

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