Cape Point at the tip of the Cape Peninsula, and a one hour drive from the city of Cape Town offers a wonderful variety of hiking, including cliff, beach and mountain walking. Escape the crowds and enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of the area.
What to Expect
The drive to Cape Point is magnificent and includes the famous Chapmans Peak Drive dug into the cliffs overlooking Hout Bay. Once you're in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, you'll head to Oliphants Beach and begin the shipwreck trail. This 3-hour trail is non strenuous and passes a number of ancient shipwrecks that floundered on the harsh rocks of the Cape.
The vast stretch of unmarked and empty beach stretches for kilometers with only numerous sea birds for company, with regular sightings of Eland or Bontebok (species of African antelope).
You will return to the car further inland through some beautiful fynbos (small beds of natural shrubland) and more views of the Cape. Back at the car you'll drive to the Cape of Good Hope for lunch on the cliffs, and finally head to Cape Point itself where you can hike up to the lighthouse and see the ocean currents meeting.
What's Not Included
- Entry to Cape Point Nature Reserve
Know Before You Go
• For individual bookings a single supplement will be charged