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.