Cape Point

If you’re visiting Cape of Good Hope, you might as well stop by Cape Point, as it is more or less next door. At least when you’ve already driven the whole way down from Cape Town. Cape Point is where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. Well, one of the places, as the meeting point fluctuates. You get a great shot of Cape of Good Hope as the Cape Point parking lot sits higher. To get even higher you can do the Flying Dutchman Funicular, and even more, walk up to the lighthouse from the funicular stop. Considering we were having the worst weather ever when visiting, it was not very tempting to walk up, in the pouring rain and with winds threatening to blow you over. So I passed. A couple of the others on the tour decided to go, and when I asked if I had missed out on anything, they said only more rain and wind 🙂 Instead of freezing even more an Aussie and I headed to the two eateries on site. One is a more fancy one, where you have to have a meal to get a table, and the other one is a takeaway place, where the line was way too long for us to bother, but the pizza looked really good 🙂

Cape Point was a stop on a day trip with African Eagle Day Tours (daytours.co.za). My guesthouse made the reservation, and I was very happy with the tour company. On the way down from Cape Town we followed the western coastline of the peninsula, passing bays and beaches like Camps Bay and Clifton – great scenery! At the harbour of the small fishing village of Hout Bay you have the option to go on a boat trip to Seal Island (I didn’t, I went for hot tea instead 🙂 ). On the way back to Cape Town we drove through the eastern side of the peninsula, through Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. One scheduled stop we didn’t do was the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. At that time it was still pouring down, and everyone on the bus said it was ok to pass on it, wanting to get home and out of the wet clothes.

Website: capepoint.co.za

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