Cape Point which forms part of the Cape Peninsula National Park is a sight not to be missed. The reserve offers an abundance of natural beauty, is home to various birds and mammals, including antelope, baboon, ostrich and zebra, as well as more than 2200 plant species. At the tip of the reserve is Cape Point where the Cape Point lighthouse stands on top of the highest sea cliffs in South Africa.
There is a restaurant and gift shop in the reserve as well as an information centre. Whether your preference is for a hearty meal at the restaurant or a brisk walk to the top of the 678 metre high peak. For the less energetic the only funicular in Africa will whisk you to the top in style.
A number of picnic spots and braai (barbecue) facilities are available within the reserve and there are some interesting walks and trails with swimming at Bordjiesdrif and Buffels Bay tidal pools.
Who knows, you may even spot the legendary 17th century ship "The Flying Dutchman", legend has it that the ship disappeared while trying to round the Cape. She is reportedly sometimes seen trying to round the cape on a stormy night, tattered rigging flapping in the wind.
The reserve is open throughout the year from 07h00 to 17h00 daily. There is an admission fee payable at the gate, contact the reserve for details. [Tel: 021 780 9100]