Cape Point


Cape Point is the tip of the Cape Peninsula and the most southwesterly point of Africa. It is one of South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions.

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It is a towering headland and has the most breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean. It is situated in the Cape Point Nature Reserve and is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is home to fynbos, breathtaking beaches, rock pools and local flora and fauna. It is famous for it spectacular vistas.

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The local flora consists of more than 1000 indigenous plant species which include proteas, aloes, Cape honeysuckle. Some of these plants are only found in this part of the world, Cape of Good Hope.

When visiting Cape Point you can see ostriches, Chacma baboons, Cape mountain zebra, and small antelope such as steenbok, eland and klipspringer. There are also over 250 different species of birds such as eagles, Cape sugarbirds and various species of sea birds. You can sometimes see whales and seals, in the ocean.

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It takes approximately an hour and a quarter to get to Cape Point from the city centre, it is 70km away. There are many tour companies that offer day tours to Cape Point.

On the particular day that I went, I took my cousin, Samuli from Finland to visit Cape Point. I took 3 of my kids.

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We stopped by the rock pools and the kids had so much fun looking for starfish and urchins.

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We were lucky, as it was a clear day and the weather was superb.

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Tip: Don’t forget to take a jersey or jacket, as the wind can howl at Cape Point and of course don’t forget your camera for the uninterrupted views.

 

 

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