Cape of Good Hope
The Cape of Good Hope is part of what is known as “Cape Point” and is a rocky mountainous range on the Atlantic Coast located on the most south-western point of the African Continent and is not the most southern tip of Africa as most people believe!. The southern most tip is Cape Agulhas located 150 km to the east however both The Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas share a common factor that the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet and fluctuate between these two points.
The Cape of Good Hope forms part of the Cape Peninsula National Park and offers spectacular beauty, dramatic landscapes, and indigenous flora and for the wildlife enthusiasts over 250 species of birds, zebras and baboons. It was known as a beacon to sailors back in the day and was sign of good luck once sailors reached this area due to the treacherous seas experienced prior to his point.
A hike up or alternatively a trip up the ‘Flying Dutchman Fenicular” (which saves an uphill walk!) to the Cape Point peak will bring you to the old lighthouse located 250 above sea level and gives you sweeping views of the coastline and the Cape of Good Hope which can be reached either by car or by a 1 hour hike (each way)
When visiting the weather can be unpredictable with windy weather so make sure you pack something warm when visiting.