Cape of Good Hope
No one can leave Cape Town without having been to the Cape of Good Hope – a day trip down there is definitely worth it.
Driving along famous Chapman’s Peak Drive with its unique views, you pass a large amount of picturesque fishermen villages including the colourful beach huts in St. James and Muizenberg and can stop to see the African Penguins at Boulder’s Beach in Simons Town.
In 1488, sailor Bartolomeo Dias launched the most southern point of the Cape Peninsula ‘Cape of the Storms’, nowadays known as the Cape of Good Hope. Don’t mistake it for Cape Agulhas, which is the most southerly point of Africa and about 140 km further to the southeast.
The trip to Cape Point does not only keep the promise of offering most stunning views but is also considered to be one of the most beautiful natural regions in South Africa.
It is situated within the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve in its vastness of 7,750 hectares. Apart from the opportunity of visiting the Cape, the Nature Reserve offers various other interesting attractions – such as an unique fynbos vegetation consisting of 1300 plant species, or the possibility of approaching regional animals – such as the ostrich, mountain zebras, baboons, springboks and different species of antelopes.