Located at the southwestern tip of Africa, in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, Cape Point has captivated travellers for centuries with its dramatic scenery and fascinating history. The rugged coastline, sandy beaches, valleys and mountains are a haven for hikers, surfers, anglers and cyclists. For those who enjoy life at a more relaxed pace, the Flying Dutchman Funicular transports visitors up a steep slope to the top lighthouse and the Two Oceans Restaurant, with its spectacular views over False Bay, is a great spot for light meals or their signature seafood platter.
Discover Cape Point
Breathtaking views – Take in some of the most breathtaking ocean and mountain scenery in the world.
Cape of Good Hope – Stand at the most south-western point of the African continent.
The Flying Dutchman Funicular – Ride South Africa’s only funicular up to the viewing point, below the old lighthouse.
Two Oceans Restaurant – Sample world-class cuisine and enjoy the spectacular vistas over False Bay.
Shop – Unique mementos can be found at the three Cape Point shops.
Culture and history – Discover the rich heritage of the region.
Unique Flora – the Cape of Good Hope is an integral part of the Cape Floral Kingdom and is home to over 1100 species of indigenous plants, of which a number occur nowhere else on earth.
Marine Life – Cape Point offers excellent vantage points for whale watching during June to November. Dolphins and seals can also be seen.
Bird watching – Because of its diverse habitats there are over 250 bird species.
Wildlife – the Cape Mountain Zebra, Chacma Baboon, the Cape Clawless Otter and the world’s largest antelope, the Eland, calls Cape Point home.
Shipwrecks – Known as the Cape of Storms, Cape Point has become the final resting place of over 26 recorded shipwrecks.
Outdoor Activities – Cape Point is ideal for hiking, diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, surfing, mountain-biking and swimming.
The Flying Dutchman – Always keep a lookout for this legendary ghost ship and its doomed crew, said to still be trying to round the point!