Cape Point

The two oceans, Atlantic and Pacific actually merge all along the southern points of the Western Cape coastlines and one of the most beautiful spots to experience the natural beauty from mysterious heights is the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, better known as Cape Point where Bartolomeu Dias sailed past in the 15th century and named it the ‘Cabo Tormentosa’ – Cape of Storms.

Extending all the way from Table Mountain National Park, the coastal shores of The Cape of Good Hope is littered with countless shipwrecks lining trails of vessels broken apart by the rocky peninsula. The Cape Point lighthouse was built in 1850 then later decommissioned for its location was ‘too high’ and the beams often obscured by heavy fog and foul weather.

Coming from Cape Town along the mountain and ocean view route a highly scenic 40-minute drive takes you through the beaches of Simons Town where you can find the Jackass Penguins colony. Hike up to the old lighthouse or take the funicular railway and hike down to the new lighthouse with its incredibly attractive trails above powder-soft beaches and turquoise, icy waters.