Cape Point Nature Reserve Hiking Trails
The Cape Peninsular is steeped in maritime history the jagged cliffs plunging into the ocean were responsible for the shipwrecks that dot the shores of this reserve. Also known as the Cape of Storms (Bartholomew Dias-1488) the powerful ocean is the perfect partner to the dramatic coastline, home to a unique fynbos ecology.
CAPE POINT LIGHT HOUSE WALK & CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
A relaxed half day walk to the famous lighthouses on Cape Point, the first is the historical lighthouse built on Da Gama Peak in 1859, more than 200m above sea level, unfortunately the fog that can roll in quickly made this lighthouse position less than perfect and a new lighthouse which perches dramatically 87m above the ocean, now signals passing ships.
We walk from the dramatic scenery at Cape Point above Dias Beach – a beautiful sandy cove & its adjoining sea cliffs -continuing the trail to the Cape of Good Hope.
Part of the Cape Floral Kingdom this reserve forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is possible to encounter some of the natural game, such as Eland, Red Hartebeest, Bontebok & Zebra.
CAPE POINT SHIPWRECK TRAIL
The Shipwreck trail at Cape Point Nature Reserve is an easy half day walk mainly along the beach.
The coast is beautiful and the wrecks create a surreal element to the scenery. The first wreck is The Thomas T Tucker, the remains of a naval ship run aground in World War 2 and the second wreck along the coast is the Nollath which carried liquor and goods.
Other treasures to be found along this Cape Peninsular hike are massive whale bones and wildlife such as bontebok, red hartebees, zebra and ostriches.
INCLUDED ON THE HIKE
- GoVertical Guides
- National Park Fees
- 500ml bottled water
- Transfer to the Trailhead
- Hikers picnic
- Gear hire
- Hotel reservations
- Combine Cape Point hikes