Join Capescape on an unforgettable Cape Point at the tip of Africa Tour from Cape Town for views of Cape Point

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE NATURE RESERVE - CAPE POINT

At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park; a declared Natural World Heritage Site.


Encompassing 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna; abounding with buck, baboons and Cape Mountain Zebra as well as over 250 species of birds, Cape Point is a nature enthusiast paradise.

 

Rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 metres above the sea and cutting deep into the ocean provide a spectacular background for the Parks’ rich bio-diversity. Cape Point falls within the southern section of Table Mountain National Park. The natural vegetation of the area, fynbos, comprises the smallest but richest of the world's six floral kingdoms.


The scenic beauty of Cape Point is not its sole allure; it is also an international icon of great historical interest with many a visitor drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history. Named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488; the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries. By day, it was a navigational landmark and by night, and in fog, it was a menace beset by violent storms and dangerous rocks that over the centuries littered shipwrecks around the coastline.


One can take an exhilarating funicular ride to the highest section of the Cape Point Peak to enjoy the magnificent views across the ocean from an historical lighthouse.




The Cape of Storms, the original name accorded to the present Cape of Good Hope, was not given lightly to one of the most notoriously dangerous coastlines in the world. Evidence of numerous shipwrecks litters the Cape coast from west to east, some of which may still be seen today around Cape Point. One of the greatest ways to experience this history is by walking the Shipwreck Trail to view a few of the 26 recorded shipwrecks around Cape Point.


  • Hike along a wide variety of scenic and overnight trails – through natural Cape fynbos and along beautiful sandy beaches. This is a great opportunity to photograph more than 1 100 indigenous plant species that grow nowhere else in the world.


Discover cultural and historical spots, including monuments to early explorers such as Vasco da Gama and Bartholomew Dias, and always keep a lookout for the legendary ghost ship - The Flying Dutchman!.... During whale season (June to November each year) it is great to watch the southern right whales moving past cape Point on their annual migration from the high cliffs above the ocean.


This is a place definitely worth the time to explore on your holiday to Cape Town and enjoy beautiful scenery and some of the Cape’s most beautiful natural wonders.



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