Why you should visit Cape Point

I’m a nature enthusiast so wanting to visit Cape Point came as no surprise on a windy yet hot day to sightsee this world heritage paradise.

The drive from my home along the majestic coastal road took an hour seeing that we sat in a bit of traffic on Muizenberg’s beach road.

At the big entrance gate, ostriches peeked their heads out from behind some bushes, we paid our R135.00 per adult ticket and got handed the information pamphlet.

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It’s another 10-minute drive to get to Cape Point’s Lighthouse but with a breathtaking view of the ocean and, hectares of fauna and flora, it’s worth the minutes.

Parking is difficult to find since its tourist season with buses and taxis taking up every space available. Take note that it’s extremely windy seeing that it’s South Africa’s windiest place so make sure to wear appropriate clothing.

The Funicular– a railway that runs from the bottom entrance all the way to the lighthouse is a great method of transportation which helps save the uphill battle to get a panoramic view of Cape Point. However, it costs an extra R60.00 per person.

We decided to hike the route uphill; welcoming the spectacular views of the ocean. We stopped every so often to catch our breath because the stairs are so wide and far between the walks.

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After strolling for 20-minutes, we chickened out of going all the way to the top. It’s quite steep and way too many stairs to climb.

We sat along one of the walls and soaked at the moment.

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Making our way back to our vehicle to grab the picnic basket we packed in, we sat and ate before making a u-turn to Cape of Good Hope.

The mountainous scenery is a picture you only see in storybooks and it’s rather difficult to describe in detail. Get out, walk along with the rocky stones and take in this natural wonder of the world.

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There are so many things to do at Cape Point from various hiking trails, swimming in tidal pools, visiting a secret and sacred beaches, dining at the Two Oceans Restaurant and, so much more!

If you in Cape Town or even a local like me, make sure to add this activity to your bucket list!

Until our next adventure.

Stephanie Marthinus Blog