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Cape Point

November 14, 2016

The sweeping vistas of Cape Point are one of those once-in-a-lifetime views that you do not want to miss. You drive through some of the 7750 hectares of nature reserve to get there, with abundant flaura and fauna as only the smallest floral kingdom in the world can offer you (that means that there is as much biodiversity in the Western Cape as there is in the rest of all of Africa). Look out for the large variety of pelagic birds, as well as eland, zebra, baboons and the endemic fynbos. You will be swept away in the rolling hills, many small beaches and the beautiful drive up to the viewing area. Here you will find towering cliffs, 200 meters above the crashing surf that form a buttress of rock jutting out into the ocean. At the topmost point you will arrive at the Upper Lighthouse (on foot or by 40-seater funicular) and will no doubt hear about the legend of the Flying Dutchman while drinking in the scenery. For fresh seafood there is the Two Oceans restaurant, also, a curio store and tuckshop. 

Please remember to not feed the baboons, they can be adventurous and aggressive. Also, make sure that you have adequate sun protection and water for the trip up to the viewing area.

Interesting fact: Cape Point is the site of one of the Global Atmosphere Watch's atmospheric research stations.

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Visitor centre:                        +27 21 7809010

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