Cape Point

For any Cape Town visitor, a visit to the Cape Point is a must. At the southern end of the Cape Peninsula, there are two noteworthy points of great interest that require special mention – the Cape Point along with the Cape of Good Hope. However, at Cape Aghulas, which is the southernmost point of Africa situated about 150 kilometers towards southeast, is the meeting place of the Indian Ocean as well as the Atlantic Ocean. The two Capes are linked by a one hour long hiking trail.

The Cape Point is a cliff that stretches out into the sea Cape Peninsula’s southeast corner. It is a land form having mountainous and scenic views, running about thirty kilometers north-south at the south-western tip of the continent of Africa. Though these two beautiful and rocky Capes are well-known, it is actually the Cape Aghulas that holds the credit of being the southernmost tip.

The rugged sandstone ridge which rises from the Cape Point develops into two peaks. If one takes the rack railway or walks steadily, he can easily get to the old light house on the Cape Point Peak which is also a noteworthy sight. It is within the Table Mountain National Park that the Cape Point is situated and within a section of the park is Cape of Good Hope also situated. The Cape Point has vegetation mainly comprising of Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos. The section of Cape of Good Hope is generally wild, undeveloped and unspoiled, being an exclusive haven for an array of wild birds.

Fishing along the coast of Cape Point is good but at the same time dangerous because of the unexpected swells from the rocks. False Bay, which is located to the east and north of Cape Point, is well-known for the Naval Port as well as the huge white sharks that hunt the Cape fur seals living in the region. The National Park containing the Cape Point has many beautiful bays with adventurous trails and splendid picnic spots where antelopes and baboons are figured occasionally.