The Cape Peninsula is possibly one of the most spectacular combination of sea and mountain scenery in the world. At Cape ... More
The Cape Peninsula is possibly one of the most spectacular combination of sea and mountain scenery in the world. At Cape Point, one also finds a treasure house of some 1200 different species of fynbos (Afrikaans for 'fine bush') vegetation of the Cape floral kingdom. Follow one of the many trails in the park and spot some of the 250 or so species of birds from the large black eagle down to the tiny brightly colored sunbird and sugarbird. Southern Right whales may also be seen when they return to our waters to mate and give birth to their calves from July to December. For the not so active, there is the Cape Point funicular to take you up to the lighthouse built some 87 meters above sea level, and the Two Oceans restaurant for breakfast or lunch. There are swimming, angling and diving spots and there is an overnight hut for a two-day hike at the Reserve. Shipwrecks, blockhouses and the furthest South Western point of Africa are at the Cape of Good Hope.
Cape Point Nature Reserve is a really special place, particularly if you get off the main road and get out and about, not in your car!.Highly recommended. There's something about standing on the 'almost' Southern tip of Africa (....this is actually reserved for Cape Augulhas about 140kms up the east coast but no plunging cliffs into boiling seas and other visual treats there.)
However, don't bother with the restuarant, the service and attitude we where subjected to were quite astounding. So bad was the service and most importantly the dismissive attitude that we even had a British tour guide come and apologise to us on behalf of the restuarant's poor service. This according to him was a common occurance.
Unfortunately it is one of those restuarants with some of the world's most spectacular views, with no competition and a constant flow of pink cheeked Africa eager tourists. You take it or leave it. Tough luck! I was last there 3 months ago and I am still seething.
Again however, this is not true of the restuarants in that area, where we have only had good service and willing and happy staff.....plenty of great restuarants to choose from, just don't choose this one!
The Nature Reserve itself however is a must if you are in Cape Town!
If you enjoy the outdoors, Cape Point is not to be missed. My favorite thing to do is go at low tide and wander through to tide pools below the western cliffs. There are long quiet beaches, hiking, game viewing, a troop or two of baboons, and some of the most amazing views anywhere. My favorite place in all of Cape Town.
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