One Point, A Million Points of View
There are few things as exhilarating as standing at the base of a beautiful, 150 year old lighthouse, perched precariously high above the swirling Atlantic Ocean, and knowing that you’re at the most southwestern tip of Africa. Knowing that the next closest landmass, when you look across the icy seas, is Antarctica – more than 4,000 kilometres away. The panoramic views that spread out before you are breath-taking. Literally, because you’ve just earned them with a final push up the final flight of stairs from the upper funicular station. And once you’re there, it’s impossible not to spend a few silent minutes taking in the gravity of the dramatic location, before you instinctively reach for your camera.
VIA THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD
VIA FALSE BAY
TWO OCEANS RESTAURANT
Tel: + 27 (0)21 780 9200
The Two Oceans Restaurant is perched high on the cliffs offering panoramic views of False Bay. The restaurant has been meticulously designed to give every guest a superb view in classy but comfortable surroundings, and while superbly prepared fresh seafood takes centre stage, their extensive menu provides something special for all tastes and requirements.
TWO OCEANS FOOD SHOP
On the run? Or planning a picnic? Pick up a bite at The Two Oceans Food Shop at Cape Point. Choose from a variety of light meals and snacks – including pizza, biltong, droëwors and other authentic South African delights.
CAPE POINT LOGO STORE
The Cape Point Logo Store is the ultimate souvenir shop from which to pick up fantastic memorabilia from your trip. There is a wide range of t-shirts, mugs, jewellery, fridge magnets, books, and everything in between. You can also purchase your own Cape Point Certificate, which serves as an official record of your visit to this beautiful corner of South Africa.
CAPE POINT PARKS SHOP
The Cape Point Parks Shop is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of the floral kingdom of the Cape, with fragrant body treats from African extracts, seeds to take home, books, and locally made ceramics and cloths.
At the top, next to the funicular station, is Lighthouse Five – a mesmerising collection of maritime and nautical goods that perfectly complement this unique location. Ship wheels, brass bells, model sailing ships, globes and Ngwenya glass figurines are just a few of the treasures to be found.
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
Entrance at the gate of Cape of Good Hope is managed by Table Mountain National Park. For queries related to the park land or gate entrees please contact them directly on 021 780 9526 or visit www.tmnp.co.za
OPEN: Daily from 06h00 until 18h00 (October to March), 07h00 until 17h00 (April to September).
FUNICULAR, RESTAURANTS & STORES: Daily from 09h00 until 17h00.
Entry Into the Park Costs Are:
Adults (12 yrs +) R135pp
Children (2-11yrs) R70pp
Entrance is free with a Green Card so make sure you have one. Visit the Cape Point website for more info.
FLYING DUTCHMAN FUNICULAR
Scholar/Child (age 6-16)/Pensioner Return
Children (under 6)
FREE per paying adult
CAPE POINT INFORMATION CENTRE
Tel: +27 (0) 21 780 9010/11
Fax: +27 (0) 21 780 9203
CAPE POINT MARKETING OFFICE
Tel: +27 (0) 21 551 0288
TWO OCEANS RESTAURANT
Tel: +27 (0) 21 780 9200
THE LOGO SHOP
Tel: +27 (0) 21 780 9066
Tel: +27 (0) 21 780 9111
THE PARKS SHOP
Tel: +27 (0) 21 780 9202
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Cape Point Pictures
Big 7 News
We visited the Cape Town Diamond Museum in the Clock Tower Precinct of the V&A Waterfront to learn more about the creation of a diamond. It is a complex journey from darkness to light, incorporating elements of geology, science, time and skill before it attracts our attention as a rather unremarkable stone.
We are marching towards summer in the Mother City! Here are the Top Events at the Cape Town Big 7 this November: Table Mountain Cableway, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point, City Walk and Groot Constantia.
The moment you enter Groot Constantia wine estate you’ll realise you’re in for a unique experience. This is the South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate, established by Simon van der Stel in 1685, and it is a certified national monument.