Located at the very tip of the south-west Cape Peninsula lies the fauna and flora rich Cape Point Nature Reserve. This beautiful protected area forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and is one of South Africa’s declared National World Heritage Sites. With a myriad of local animal and plant species, the Cape Point Nature Reserve is a must-visit spot for all nature lovers.
Activities at the Cape Point Nature Reserve
Besides for various hiking and bicycle routes, the nature reserve also offers a full-service restaurant with stunning ocean views. Other activities include rides on the Flying Dutchman funicular, hiking to the light house, or exploring the reserve and its many beaches and rest stops. You might even see a shipwreck or two…
When to Visit Cape Point
Picking the perfect day to visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve is a tricky one. On cold, windy winter days the mist lies thick across the reserve, and you suddenly understand why it’s nicknamed “the Cape of Storms”. On brilliant sunshine summer days you can view miles of vast ocean look out over False Bay. Either season’s experience is magical in in its own right, but we prefer visiting from October to March.
Cape Point Entry Fee & Operating Hours
Opening times depend heavily on the season, but typically the Cape of Good Hope entry gate opens at sunrise and closes at sunset.
Please note that entry times & fees for other activities such as the restaurant and funicular differ to the reserve fees & hours and can be viewed here.
Cape of Good Hope Entry Fee:
- R147 per Adult
- R76 per Child
Tickets can be bought at tthe Cape of Good Hope gate.
- October – March: 06h00 – 18h00
- April – September: 07h00 -17h00