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Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa
Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa
Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa
Up in the Clouds at Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa
The Urban Baboon Cape Town  South Africa
Magical Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa
Cape Point Lighthouse - The Tip of Africa  Cape Town  South Africa
Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa
Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa
Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa
Up in the Clouds at Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa
The Urban Baboon Cape Town  South Africa
Magical Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa
Cape Point Lighthouse - The Tip of Africa  Cape Town  South Africa
Cape Point
Mother Nature likes to show off her power in South Africa, and Cape Point is no exception. Watch the Indian and Atlantic oceans crash into each other several feet below the point as the wind rips through your hair. The drive to get there from Cape Town is magical, as well, and will have you weaving through a wildlife-rich area for 20 miles, passing baboons and antelope. You can opt for a safari, too. If you don't want to walk up to the lighthouse, there is a funicular. But to reach the point itself, you will have to hoof it.
Cape Point

While Cape Point is not, in fact, the southernmost tip of Africa—as is often claimed—it is generally accepted that the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet somewhere between here and the real tip, Cape Agulhas. Still, Cape Point is about as dramatic as you can get, with the land falling away steeply on three sides and the wind whipping up and the ocean churning below. The road to the point, at the end of a drive from Cape Town, goes through 32 kilometers (20 miles) of nature reserve, where baboons and antelope are among the creatures you'll see. For those who don’t want to walk up to the lighthouse, there is a funicular. But to reach the point itself, you will have to hoof it.

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Up in the Clouds at Cape Point
Afar all Afar all 100% 10 Race you to the top! No visit to Cape Town is complete without a visit to the lighthouse at Cape Point. From the main parking lot, you can walk up to the lower visitor area where there is a gift shop and the Two Oceans Restaurant. The true highlight is the old lighthouse lookout, which can be found atop several sets of winding stairs. There is also a funicular transferring visitors to and from the lower station to the top. Don't be dismayed if there are clouds when you visit. While they can obscure your view, the sensation of the misty air rolling over you is quite cool. It also helps you imagine why Bartolomeu Dias called this historically difficult to navigate area the "Cape of Storms". Screen reader support enabled. Race you to the top! No visit to Cape Town is complete without a visit to the lighthouse at Cape Point. From the main parking lot, you can walk up to the lower visitor area where there is a gift shop and the Two Oceans Restaurant. The true highlight is the old lighthouse lookout, which can be found atop several sets of winding stairs. There is also a funicular transferring visitors to and from the lower station to the top. Don't be dismayed if there are clouds when you visit. While they can obscure your view, the sensation of the misty air rolling over you is quite cool. It also helps you imagine why Bartolomeu Dias called this historically difficult to navigate area the "Cape of Storms".
Up in the Clouds at Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa

The Urban Baboon
Once able to call the Western Cape their playground, tribes of Chacama Baboons have been forced to find sanctuary within the scrubby fynbos landscape on the outskirts of the city in areas like the Cape Point Nature Reserve and the surrounding Helderberg, Hex River, and Boland Mountains. Due to the development and spread of human settlement on the Cape over time, these mammals have a long history of human conflict in the region. Their unrestricted and close proximity to the city of Cape Town means there is bound to be an occasional, curious baboon wandering northwards towards the city, possibly following ingrained migration routes towards the aforementioned mountains to find a mate. Humans arguably present a greater danger in these situations, with power lines, guard dogs, and fast moving cars being the biggest threats in their path. Baboons are one of the largest species of monkeys and are also incredibly strong. In the Western Cape, baboons are a protected species, so it is illegal to feed, kill, or hunt them. When visiting Cape Point, it's important to remember to keep a safe distance, lock car doors and shut car windows, and generally treat them like the wild animals they are. The last thing you want is one damaging your rental car or stealing your camera on your visit to Cape Point. For more tips on how to handle your baboon encounters while visiting the Western Cape, see the link below.
The Urban Baboon Cape Town  South Africa

Magical Cape Point
Cape Point National Park on our doorstep has SO many hidden treasures, ripe to be explored. Truly one of Cape Town's MUST VISIT places.
Magical Cape Point Cape Town  South Africa

Cape Point Lighthouse - The Tip of Africa
A surreal place with all sorts of hikes and mini adventures. The expansiveness of where the Indian and Atlantic meet is humbling. A must see on a trip to ZAF.
Cape Point Lighthouse - The Tip of Africa  Cape Town  South Africa

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