Cape Point Nature Reserve
Cape Point Nature Reserve
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At the tip of the Cape Peninsula, 60km SouthWest of Cape Town, lies Cape Point. Located within the southern section of Table Mountain National Park; a declared World Heritage site, as part of the Cape Floral region. The Park encompasses 7750Ha of rich and varied Fauna and Flora. Cape Point is a nature entusiast's paradise. Rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 metres above the sea and cutting deep into the ocean provide a spectacular background for the Parks’ rich bio-diversity. The scenic beauty of Cape Point is not its sole allure; it is also an international icon of great historical interest with many a visitor drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history. Home to the Flying Dutchman Funicular and the Two Oceans restaurant.
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  • creativestartravel
    London, United Kingdom1,681 contributions
    I recommend spend a day here
    Next time when I come, I would spend a good couple of hours here at Cape Point Nature Reserve. I've found that the day tours are not long enough to embrace the scenery and explore the area. I do love this national park, it's a great place to come and take lots of lovely photos.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 24, 2023
  • Titch-the-Witch
    Romanel, Switzerland325 contributions
    Most southernly point of Africa
    This place is breathtakingly beautiful. The only downside is the vast number of tourists who, as usual, want to take the best photos and have no consideration for others. We saw ostriches and baboons as well as amazing birdlife along the route. Once you reach the furthest point you can walk up to the lighthouse or take a funicular up. There are great views from the top but the most amazing is the ocean. We were lucky enough to go on a fine day so the blue sky, azure sea and enormous crashing waves were enough to make me happy! The reserve closes fairly early so we were not able to spend as long as I would have liked.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 16, 2023
  • Chantelle
    Graaff-Reinet, South Africa36 contributions
    Always a good idea!
    Beautiful blue skies Drive through the National Park on a tar road ... you might spot an ostrich or baboon. Ample parking Toilet facilities Funicular at extra cost for those that don't like steep slopes, else you can hike up & down. Enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean False Bay On a clear day you can see nearly to Cape Agulhas- The Southern most point of Africa and this is only where the Atlantic & Indian Ocean meets ... Not at Cape Point.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written April 9, 2023
  • cricketttt
    Los Gatos, California20 contributions
    Cape Town and Beyond.
    This tour was a great way to see Cape Town and the surrounding areas all in one day. The only place that you need a little more time is the tram to Table Mountain. However, do the drive-by first to see if you would want to go back. Do not get off and stay. Otherwise, you might miss the bus or several stops if it takes longer to get back and forth between Table Mountain and the bus. Once this tour is completed, you will have seen all of the important sights in and around Cape Town. And, if you want to go back to Table Mountain, wait for the weather to clear, buy a ticket online, Uber your way there and go that day. We never got back there, by choice mostly. It was windy and cloudy, and we opted for the Aquarium, which was a good choice, walking the mall bayside, which was huge, went to the market place (which was not much to write home about after being in Cambodia). Not real big, and not the bargains you are looking for.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Andrew K
    Oxford, United Kingdom1,199 contributions
    Good destination to include on a day trip south of Cape Town
    Good day out, particularly if trip includes the penguins and Chapman's Peak Drive. It took ages to buy tickets for the funicular to the lighthouse but the ride was quick once we had them. The sign at the Cape of Good Hope gets very crowded with visitors wanting photos by it. The coastline is impressive and there's lots to see in the park itself - ostriches, baboons etc
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
  • 1957
    Ottawa, Canada701 contributions
    Amazing views!
    As part of our Gate 1 tour, we visited, took the cable up to the top. Fantastic views along the ride up and there. Up there is a lighthouse that you can walk around , take pictures and enjoy the magical views.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
  • Travelogarithms
    Westchester County, New York84 contributions
    Don’t miss out on this
    This is an absolute must see on your trip to Cape Town. There are many tours that can take you to this point from Cape Town and it’s about a full day tour from Capetown downtown. The views are just spectacular and if you love landscapes, and seeing gorgeous coastline on your drive, you won’t be disappointed. I would definitely put this on your list. We went just after Christmas in December 2023 and it was very very windy. to the point where if you’re walking up the steps you may easily get pushed down so would be careful with small children making this climb without holding their hand the entire way. If you have any health issues or are not in great shape, I would recommend going up and down on the cable car as the climb is very . Going up to the lighthouse is will give you the most spectacular view and is definitely worth it. The lighthouse is not handicap accessible.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 28, 2023
  • travelling veggie
    London, United Kingdom10 contributions
    stunning but great shame that cash no longer accepted here!
    Be warned: CASH NOT ACCEPTED at point of entry (hence the 4* not 5* review). We only had cash and had to ask another car queueing at the gates to pay for us with their card by giving them the exact cash. If they hadn't been so obliging, we wouldn't have been able to go, so we were very grateful. Stunning scenery and the high winds made it all the more dramatic and exhilarating. Took the funicular up to see how that was but walked back down. Lots of lovely spots for photographs around the point. Would love to explore more on foot here with more time and when less windy. Picked up some decent postcards in the shop (they also sell stamps although the on-site postbox has been closed since Covid, which is a great shame. Had some decent baboon entertainment on the drive out. We try to avoid places where cash is no longer accepted but we made an exception here as we had swaddled it in and didn't realise until we arrived. And, once inside the reserve, cash is accepted for the funicular and also in the shop. As noted by other reviewers, entry is considerably more expensive for foreigners so, if anyone in your party has any SA ID, it's worth remembering to bring it.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 27, 2024
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Feb 2024 • Business
Cape Point is a beautiful Nature Reserve to visit, however we have had a scary experience with a troop of Baboons. One of the visitors actually was bitten by a Baboon which left everyone traumatized. We saw absolutely no Rangers, especially at the dedicated Picnic sites and public beaches. The Baboons are getting out of control and San Parks is mismanaging and neglecting their duties.
Written February 9, 2024
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travelling veggie
London, UK10 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Be warned: CASH NOT ACCEPTED at point of entry (hence the 4* not 5* review). We only had cash and had to ask another car queueing at the gates to pay for us with their card by giving them the exact cash. If they hadn't been so obliging, we wouldn't have been able to go, so we were very grateful.

Stunning scenery and the high winds made it all the more dramatic and exhilarating. Took the funicular up to see how that was but walked back down. Lots of lovely spots for photographs around the point. Would love to explore more on foot here with more time and when less windy. Picked up some decent postcards in the shop (they also sell stamps although the on-site postbox has been closed since Covid, which is a great shame. Had some decent baboon entertainment on the drive out.

We try to avoid places where cash is no longer accepted but we made an exception here as we had swaddled it in and didn't realise until we arrived. And, once inside the reserve, cash is accepted for the funicular and also in the shop.

As noted by other reviewers, entry is considerably more expensive for foreigners so, if anyone in your party has any SA ID, it's worth remembering to bring it.
Written January 27, 2024
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marguerete r
Kitwe, Zambia70 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a lovely place to see but as we went in high season the que took very long to get in and we could not see everything in one day due to lack of time and queing.
Written January 16, 2024
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karen c
Mpumalanga, South Africa84 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Amazing view point from the light house- wind is extreme- lovely curio shop , que to get into the reserve was abit long. Natural beauty.
Written January 9, 2024
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Travelogarithms
Westchester County, NY84 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is an absolute must see on your trip to Cape Town. There are many tours that can take you to this point from Cape Town and it’s about a full day tour from Capetown downtown. The views are just spectacular and if you love landscapes, and seeing gorgeous coastline on your drive, you won’t be disappointed. I would definitely put this on your list. We went just after Christmas in December 2023 and it was very very windy. to the point where if you’re walking up the steps you may easily get pushed down so would be careful with small children making this climb without holding their hand the entire way. If you have any health issues or are not in great shape, I would recommend going up and down on the cable car as the climb is very . Going up to the lighthouse is will give you the most spectacular view and is definitely worth it.
The lighthouse is not handicap accessible.
Written December 28, 2023
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Natacha1999
Coventry, UK67 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Second time visiting this stunning reserve and it didn't disappoint. Breathtaking landscapes and plenty of wildlife to delight. But I'd recommend you see it either either by self-drive or as part of a walking holiday to really get to appreciate all it's wonders. We saw baby ostrich and their parents, loads of seals, baby baboons and their parents, a very fast leopard tortoise, elands and bugs, birds and flowers galore. If you like your beaches wild, the thomas tucker shipwreck trail is a must. But go prepared as it can be super windy and takes longer than you think. We saw only one other small group walking it. The buffels bay tidal pool was empty and it's such a stunning setting. Great for shell collecting too on the nearby beach and the baboons often seems to hang around that area, The tidal pool must be a great place to cool off at the height of summer. We loved the two oceans restaurant the first time around but this year it was awful. Depite having plenty of staff they seemed totally overwhelmed and were giving the wrong dishes to all the tables. The food is fairly expensive for what it is but would be worth it for the view if the service was faultless. Although our son said his flamed grilled prawns were almost inedible and he will eat anything. We'll probably bring our own picnic next time. Diaz beach is stunning too but you need to be fit as the steps up are very steep and the sand at the bottom is deep. Platboom beach is a kitesurfing hotspot and can be fun to watch them from a sheltered spot in the dunes. I see people have complained about the price for non SADC visitors. Whilst it is one of the most expensive reserves to visit in Cape Town, I think it's a steal compared if you compare to a visit to National Trust/English Heritage site. Or infact most places you have to pay for in Europe. Ofcourse if you just spend an hour in the reserve to just go up the funicular and say you have been to one of the most southerly points on the continent then it may well feel expensive. But this is the least interesting part of what the reserve has to offer.
Written December 19, 2023
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Nuwaal
Singapore, Singapore75 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Average experience other than the feeling that you are almost at the southernmost point of Africa . It costs quite a bit to access the place and once you reach there , it’s like any other coastline. 400 Rands as a fee was bit too high I thought so and it did take a fair amount of time as well to go past the entry fee gate. People queued upto get a pic at the western southern most point , other than that it’s not really worth it.
Written December 8, 2023
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eddyeddedd
Devon, UK24 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Expensive and very disappointing. Paid 4 x more than my partner who has a SA ID card. All facilities were closed, no shop, restaurant or vinicular car! No sign of Baboons anywhere. All in all a waste of time and money!
Written November 21, 2023
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Jennifer L
Manchester, UK12 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Overpriced at R400 each for foreigners vs R100 for locals, about £40 for a couple in total. This 400% difference is not great, doesn’t help the poorest local either as they still can’t afford to go. We feel like cash cows as the same is true in state game reserves. I am not sure that tourists will continue to do these things as the prices and different rates have been increasing each time we visit. This time we turned round and spent R800 on items from road side sellers instead.
Written November 14, 2023
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1957
Ottawa, Canada701 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
As part of our Gate 1 tour, we visited, took the cable up to the top. Fantastic views along the ride up and there. Up there is a lighthouse that you can walk around , take pictures and enjoy the magical views.
Written November 6, 2023
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CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Point Nature Reserve

Cape Point Nature Reserve admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₱240.92, while a popular guided tour starts around ₱2,420.49 per person.