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Cape Point

Cape Town, Western Cape
Nature 

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.

In 1859 the first lighthouse was completed; it still stands at 238 metres above sea-level on the highest section of the peak and is now used as the centralised monitoring point for all the lighthouses on the coast of South Africa. Access to this historical building is by an exhilarating three-minute ride in the wheelchair-accessible Flying Dutchman funicular that transfers visitors from the lower station at 127 metres above sea-level, to the upper station.

Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This narrow stretch of land, dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, contains a mix of extraordinarily diverse and unique fauna and flora.

Due to seasonal changes, there are various opening times set throughout the year to coincide with daylight hours. Typically, the Cape of Good Hope gate opens at sunrise and closes at sunset, and vehicles leaving after closing time are fined accordingly, so be sure to adhere to the times indicated at the gate when entering the park. There are few sights as spectacular as the sun rising over False Bay, and we highly recommend making the extra effort to get there at opening time to witness this event.

Check out the website for complete opening times, restaurant bookings at The Two Oceans Restaurant ticket prices, information on activity permits and accommodation. There is not much you can’t do at Cape Point!

Contact Details:

+27 21 7809010
https://capepoint.co.za

info@capepoint.co.za

Address:

Cape Point

Cape Peninsula

Cape Town

Opening & Closing Times:

Seasonal from sunrise to sunset