January 18, 2009
Cape Point – Flickr pic of the day
Sarah says: “This was such a beautiful day. It was really hot but the incredible view made the steep walk to the top entirely worth it.”
Cape Point is a spectacular, narrow finger of land, covered in endemic fynbos and home to picturesque bays, beaches, rolling green hills and valleys.
Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site and is the most southerly point within the Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora.
Plan a picnic in the park or on the beach, hike or mountain bike ride, have lunch in the upmarket Two Oceans Restaurant (bookings essential; +27 21 780 9200) high above the crashing waves of False Bay, or simply catch the funicular to a point where you need only do a short walk to a lookout point over the Atlantic Ocean.
Here, apart from the spectacular view out over the point and sea, you’ll be able to see the most powerful lighthouse on the South African coast, which steers ships through a perilous passage around the point which over the centuries has seen the end of many.
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Image © Sarah Gurney 2009