Reasons to Visit Cape Point

Cape Point is a place of many names; Cape of Good Hope, Gateway to the West, Cape of Storms. The Cape is known for its natural beauty; with a soft coastline, the scenic Cape Peninsula, indigenous fynbos and spectacular views. What most people don’t know however is that beneath the captivating scenery lie countless other reasons why one should visit this place.

Some history of Cape Point

From historical WWII lookouts to eerie ghost stories, Cape Point has a rich history that cannot be missed. A very cool way to learn about the history of Cape Point is to make use of the VoiceMap audio tour.

One option leads you meandering up the path to the summit while the second takes you on the amazing Flying Dutchman Funicular experience. The VoiceMap app will make use of your location in order to tell you the historical stories of what you see in front of you.

The Flying Dutchman Funicular 

You won’t see another one of these in the whole of Africa. Leaving from the parking lot through fynbos, this ride takes you up along the Cape Point mountainside towards the upper lighthouse, in order to give you an exciting and unique way of taking in all this wonderful place has to offer.

Views at Cape  Point

The views at Cape Point are absolutely stunning! You’ll be able to view the entire False Bay coast from the upper lighthouse. Cliffs, dramatic waves, seabirds, whales and dolphins can all be seen at Cape Point, so make sure you’ve got your camera ready.


A great way to end your day off at Cape Point is to have a late lunch at the Two Oceans restaurant. Come and taste some of the best seafood in Cape Town right here with more breathtaking views of the ocean, False Bay and Table Mountain.

Enjoy the splendid catch of the day with a bottle of wine for lunch, and you’ll be sure to be back soon with more friends.

Gift Shop at Cape  Point

Go and visit the Logo Shop after a beautiful day at Cape Point in order to buy souvenirs, curios and gifts for friends and family. They sell things like Cape Point clothing as well as Protea and Fynbos seeds with a massive collection of proudly South African gifts.

Flora and Wildlife of Cape Point

This place is home to much fauna and flora, so if you’re a wild flower hunter, you’ll be in for a treat. You’ll also be able to see a host of animals including ostrich, buck and baboons who actually eat oysters and roll down the sand dunes when playing.

Cape Point is also home to some of the best fishing spots in South Africa. So be sure to bring along a fishing rod if you’re not keen on surfing.

If you’re keen on coming to Cape Point along the Cape Peninsula then be sure to make a seamless booking with us by clicking on this link orby calling us at + 27 21 201 1130