Cape Point Review

Cape Point
Product by:
Picturesque Traveller
Price:
R105

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Rating:
4
On November 2, 2014
Last modified:October 29, 2016

Summary:

Cape Point is situated at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site in the Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park.

Cape Point is situated at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula. Despite numerous mentions Cape Point is not the southernmost point in Africa, Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point. The Cape Point Nature Reserve is open daily and access is from 06h00 to 18h00 in summer and 07h00 to 17h00 in winter.

cape point nature reserve

The Cape Point Nature Reserve is situated within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site in the Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park. The cost to enter is R50 for children and R105 for adults. Once entering the park a short drive will take you to the parking area. Once in the parking area there are two options to get to the top of Cape Point. The first is the Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, which is a funicular railway located at Cape Point. This is an extra cost R22 (return), R17 (single) for children and R52 (return), R42 (single) for adults. The second option is to walk and highly recommended. The walk which is about 20 mins, although uphill, is not that strenuous and there are many vantage points to take a rest and admire the view.

Towards the top a lighthouse can be seen. The light of the Cape Point lighthouse is the most powerful on the South African coast, with a range of 63 miles (101 km; 55 nmi) and an intensity of 10 megacandelas in each flash. Once at the top there are viewpoints to overlook the ocean.

Cape Point Lighthouse

Walking to the top and admiring the view is just one of the many activities to do once inside Table Mountain National Park. There are hiking trails, a restaurant overlooking the ocean, swimming and picnic spots and a diverse range of over 1100 indigenous plant species to look at.

A trip to Cape Point is worth the money spent and highly recommended with a diverse range of activities that could last a whole day.

Cape Point is situated at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site in the Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park.

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