Enjoy the splendour of Cape Point in a luxury vehicle with our friendly tour guide. Drive via Chapman’s Peak, the most spectacular marine drive in the world on route to Cape Point. Enjoy the majestic scenery of Cape Town in all its beauty. It also has amazing food, fabulous picnic spots and tons of outdoor activities.
Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park. It is one of South Africa’s key tourism attractions. Facilities include the Flying Dutchman Funicular, the Two Oceans Restaurant, a food shop and three retail stores.
Bartolomeu Dias named this region the ‘Cape of Storms’ in 1488. It served as a navigational landmark during the day. However, at night, it was a menace due to the fog, violent storms and dangerous rocks. There are shipwrecks littered around the coastline as a result. The first lighthouse appeared in 1859. It still stands at 238 metres above sea level. Authorities use this as a centralised monitoring point for all the lighthouses on the coast. Access to the lighthouse is by a thrilling three-minute ride in the Flying Dutchman funicular. It transfers visitors from the lower station at 127 metres above sea-level, to the upper station. The lighthouse is wheelchair-accessible.
Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve. This forms part of Table Mountain National Park. It is also part of the Cape Floral Region, known for being a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain. This stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This is a narrow stretch of land, filled with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches. It contains a mix of diverse and unique fauna and flora.