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Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape of Good Hope

  • Cape Point from the air.
    Cape Point from the air.  © Bas Leenders, License
  • At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park; a declared Natural World Heritage Site.
    At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park; a declared Natural World Heritage Site.  © Marti Swart , License

Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape of Good Hope

When Bartolomeu Dias first sailed past the Cape in 1488 - no doubt cursing through his teeth - he named the area the Cape of Storms. The gale force winds that frequently blow across the peninsula were also the inspiration for the legend of the Flying Dutchman. But it was later renamed the Cape of Good Hope, as it represented a gateway to the trade routes of the East.

The lighthouse at Cape Point is a mandatory stop for any bus tour that circumnavigates the Cape Peninsula. But if you have more time, you may wish to explore the beaches and tidal pools that can be found along it's rocky shoreline. Venus Pool on the False Bay side is a pleasant location for swimming or fishing. Anglers may obtain fishing permits at the gates.

The Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre has audiovisual presentations and interesting artefacts that shed light upon the Cape's cultural and natural history.

The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve has now been incorporated into the much larger Table Mountain National Park, which has been proclaimed by UNESCO as a Natural World Heritage Site.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT CAPE OF GOOD HOPE NATURE RESERVE:
- sight-seeing
- bathing
- fishing

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Vegetation: protea, erica. and other fynbos
Mammals: baboon


Nearby Listings
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Boulders Beach Hotel, Cafe and Curios
Sleeps 31 in 8 units
From R 900
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Boulders Beach Hotel, Cafe and Curios

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

0 Km from Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape of Good Hope

Boulders Beach Hotel is situated just 70 meters from the World Heritage Site of Boulders Beach renowned for it's breeding African Penguin Colony. This is one of the 'must see' recommendations for tourists visiting Cape Town. With our close proximity it's

Above the Sea
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 1850
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 4 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Above the Sea

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Fish Hoek

Cape Town

13 Km from Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape of Good Hope

Self catering family home situated on the Fish Hoek mountainside directly above the most popular swimming beach.

The Crags
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 1800
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

The Crags

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Fish Hoek

Cape Town

13.1 Km from Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape of Good Hope

Come and stay in one of the original farm buildings in Fish Hoek, within a stone's throw of the beach.This self Catering Apartment provides spacious, well-appointed, up-market accommodation with magnificent views across False Bay.

Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse
Sleeps 10 in 5 units
From R 1990
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

6.4 Km from Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape of Good Hope

Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse is situated in the quiet suburb of Murdock Valley in Simon's Town and offers accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.Situated in a prime position 5 minutes from the beach, this landmark house overlooks the entire False

Felsensicht Holiday Home
Graded:
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 3462
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 6 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Felsensicht Holiday Home

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

7 Km from Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape of Good Hope

Luxury holiday home with stunning sea views of False Bay; 2 minutes walk to beach; 1 km from Boulders Penguin Beach; sleeps 6; beautifully furnished, fully equipped, all mod cons; satellite TV; free Wi-fi; superb patio for outdoor entertainment...

Montafon Apartment
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 700
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Montafon Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

7.7 Km from Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape of Good Hope

Montafon Apartment situated in Simon's Town offers two bedrooms (sleeps 4), a living room with a small balcony, a bathroom with a bath and shower and a fully equipped kitchen. It is on the ground floor with a view of the ocean from both bedrooms.

Mariner Guesthouse
Sleeps 21 in 9 units
From R 995
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Mariner Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

7.7 Km from Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape of Good Hope

Custom built on the mountainside in historical Simon's Town, award-winning 4-star Mariner Guesthouse offers breathtaking sea views across False Bay. We are within walking distance of restaurants and beaches, and pride ourselves on offering style, comfort

Bay Splendour
From R 1500
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Bay Splendour

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

9.1 Km from Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape of Good Hope

Bay Splendour, nestles in a quiet cul-de-sac only ten minutes walk from the old world charm of Simon's Town, South Africa's premier naval station. A coastal gem of peace and tranquillity, Bay Splendour has a spacious open-plan lounge and kitchen...

Simonstown Penthouse
Sleeps 10 in 1 unit
From R 3690
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 7 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Simonstown Penthouse

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Simon's Town

Cape Town

9.3 Km from Cape Point Nature Reserve - Cape of Good Hope

Following on the great success of San's Place in Umdloti on the KZN North Coast, San has opened a penthouse situated in historic Simonstown on the Cape Peninsula. Simonstown is situated on the False Bay coast of the warm Indian Ocean...

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