Cape Point is a nature reserve found within the Table Mountain National Park. It is known as one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, with its 7750 hectares of beautiful nature, including wild cloves, fynbos-covered valleys, tidal pools, and diverse flora and fauna. There are 1100 plant species and 250 different bird species, including eagles, sea birds, sun birds, and the endangered African black oystercatcher. Some mammal species at Cape Point such the Cape mountain zebra, antelopes, and many more.
Cape Point Lighthouse
The old Cape Point Lighthouse is an important icon of the Cape Peninsula and attracts many visitors from all over the world. This lighthouse is about 250 meters above sea level and is located on the highest section of the peak. At this point, the Indian and the Atlantic oceans meet. In 1850, the first lighthouse was built here, because it was thought to be the perfect spot for it, high on the cliffs and overlooking the sea. In fact, it was too high, and its beam was often obscured by mist. Because many boats ran into the rocks below, another lighthouse was built lower and closer to the sea. This lighthouse has the brightest light in the country. You can see it 60km out at sea.
Things to do in Cape Town
Cape Point is located an easily drivable distance from Cape Town that is not to be missed. Besides Cape Point, there are many other things to do in Cape Town. You can escape to Ratanga Junction Theme Park for a day full of adrenaline and fun and the Grand West Casino is also worth a visit, for gambling, family fun, and more!