Cape Point Nature Reserve Guided Trails
The Cape Peninsular is steeped in maritime history the jagged cliffs plunging into the ocean were responsible for the shipwrecks that dot the shores of this reserve. Also known as the Cape of Storms (Bartholomew Dias-1488) the powerful ocean is the perfect partner to the dramatic coastline, home to a unique fynbos ecology.
CAPE POINT LIGHT HOUSES AND CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
A relaxed half day walk to the famous lighthouses on Cape Point, the first is the historical lighthouse built on Da Gama Peak in 1859, more than 200m above sealevel, unfortunately the fog that can roll in quickly made this lighthouse position less than perfect and a new lighthouse which perches dramatically 87m above the ocean, now signals passing ships.
From the dramatic scenery in the East at Cape Point we walk above Dias Beach a beautiful sandy cove and its adjoining sea cliffs to the Cape of Good Hope. It is quite possible to encounter some of the natural game in the reserve, such as Eland, Red Hartebeest, Bontebok, Zebra and baboons.
Part of the Cape Floral Kingdom this reserve forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
INCLUDED ON THE HIKE
- GoVertical Guides
- National Park Fees
- 500ml bottled water
- Transfer to the Trailhead
- Hikers picnic
- Gear hire
- Hotel reservations