Cape Point Nature Reserve

Address: Cape Point, Cape Town, South Africa
Telephone: +27 21 780 9010

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • First-time travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature / wildlife