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Visit the most southwestern tip in Africa – The Cape of Goodhope

Visit the most southwestern tip in Africa - The Cape of Goodhope

There are few things as exhilarating as standing at the base of a beautiful 150 year old lighthouse. Perched precariously high above the swirling Atlantic Ocean, the Cape of Goodhope is the Southwestern tip of Africa. The next closest landmass, when you look across the icy seas, is Antarctica – more than 4,000 kilometres away.

The panoramic views that spread out before you are breath-taking. Literally, because you’ve just earned them with a final push up the final flight of stairs from the upper funicular station. And once you’re there, it’s impossible not to spend a few silent minutes taking in the gravity of the dramatic location, before you instinctively reach for your camera.

This is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and offers hiking, surfing, angling, picnicking, beaching and cycling opportunities against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains and coastline of the most south western point in Africa. Cape Point offers visitors excellent viewing opportunities from the two lighthouses that adorn the point – one still functional, informative interpretive signage that traces the cultural and natural history of the Point. The lighthouse is accessible by foot or you can catch the Flying Dutchman funicular to the top. P.S. Baboons in the parking lot are not a rare picture as one might think.

Operating Hours:

Winter: Apr – Sept: 07:00 – 17:00

Summer: Oct – March: 06:00 – 18:00

Visit capepoint.co.za for more.

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