Cape Point Nature Reserve

Price guide: Mid-range

Cape Point, Cape Town, Western Cape

Price guide: Mid-range

The southernmost point of the Cape Peninsula
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Expert overall rating:3.0 out of 5
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Recommended for:
First-time travellers, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Sightseeing

Expert review of Cape Point Nature Reserve

A natural wonder that's a tourist trail staple.

You’re likely to find many a pamphlet that tells you that Cape Point, the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula, is where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet but that honour goes to Cape Agulhas, some 200 plus kilometres from here. This is, however, one of the most popular stops on the tourist trail. Climb the hill to the original lighthouse that helped save many a ship in these stormy waters or take it easy by catching the Flying Dutchman funicular to the top. Reward yourself afterwards by eating at the (refreshingly good) restaurant. The reserve itself is home to a variety of species of animals including zebra and various antelope.

Price advice: 

Entry is 75 rand for adults, 10 rand for under 12s.

Expert tips: 
There are baboons here and feeding them is an offence. Tourists have been attacked by these wild animals - keep your distance and your car windows locked.
If walking is your thing, make a day of it and venture off by foot on any one of a number of trails.

More information on Cape Point Nature Reserve:

Price guide:
National park / nature reserve, Natural wonder, Viewpoint
Cape Point, Cape Town, Western Cape
+27 21 780 9010
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily Oct-Mar 6am-6pm, Apr-Sep 7am-5pm.

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