Thursday, 26 February 2015

Why Cape Point is fun for everyone

Many of us Capetonians haven’t been to Cape Point in a very long time, so long in fact that you probably can’t even remember what it looks like and what to expect! When you return, however, you are sure to fall in love, it is simply breathtaking and there is an endless supply of things to do.

FOR THE LOVE OF NATURE -
Just the drive to Cape Point is spectacular. The roads wind in between the beautiful plant life where there is over a thousand indigenous plant species that grow no one else in the world. There are also many other vantage points from where you can take in the gorgeous scenery.

HIKES AND WALKS -
There are so many different options to choose from the walk to the actual point being one of the most popular. However, the walk is almost two hours long so plan well and take lots of water, sunblock and a hat! You can even take a cool overnight walk.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN -
Named after a ship that is said to have been shredded in the stormy Cape Point waters and is now reportedly spotted around as a ghost ship. The Flying Dutchman funicular is a quick and easy way to get to the lighthouse at the top of the hill.

TWO OCEANS RESTAURANTS -
The best reason to visit this restaurant is the amazing views. It overlooks the ocean and makes you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere.

CAPE POINT SHOPS -
Everyone wants a memento, why not see if the shops at Cape Point offer something that catches you eye, then you can take it home with you.

SWIMMING SPOTS -
The water can be a bit rough, but the Bordjiesrif and Buffels Bay tidal pools are lovely. Around these pools are great picnic areas where you can sit back and relax, it’s a fun way to spend the day with friends and family.

ANIMALS -
If you are a bird person, there are hundreds of bird species in the park. Other animals you can look out for include the Cape mountain zebra and the Eland. Look out for some whales in the waters too.

SHIPWRECK TRAILS -
Cape Point proved tricky for many ships and as a result there are 26 recorded ship wrecks around the point. You can walk the shipwreck trail to learn all about these.

MOUNTAIN BIKING -
For a small bee you can take your mountain bike along to Cape Point and explore the area on two wheels! Or better get in your workout for the week.

SPEND THE NIGHT -
Cape Point has a variety of accommodation options if you feel that a night or two in the park is what you need. You can find something for everyone.

Call Airport Shuttle today for a reliable shuttle service to and from Cape Town International Airport. Do you need a luxurious, self-catering apartment with amazing views? Book in at 808 Cartwright today.


Written By: Christine Romans

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