Plants of the park: Part 1

The Cape Peninsula (around 470 sq km) has 2 285 flowering plant species. Table Mountain National Park alone has 1470 of these. Mountain fynbos dominates the park. It’s characterised by four main groups: protea shrubs with large leaves (proteoids), fine-leaved shrubs (ericoids), wiry, reed-like plants (restioids) and bulbous herbs (geophytes).  We’ll introduce you to some plant species you can find within Table Mountain National Park, which includes the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of Flora

Cape_Point_E03 Cape of Flora - Hugh Taylor, the Fynbos Man

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are. Listen to the this episode below:

National Breakfast Month

March 2017 is National Breakfast Month, and what better way to spend the morning than in style, with a breathtaking view?  Two Ocean Restaurant at Cape Point serves world-class meals to start your day. Here are some pictures to whet your appetite.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of Climbs

Cape_Point_E08 Cape of Cimbs - The Funicular Trams

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of Ghosts

Cape_Point_E09 Cape of Ghosts - The Flying Dutchman

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of Flames

Cape_Point_E12 Cape of Flames - Fires, Fynbos, and Fire-Stick Farmers

We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are.

Cape of Flora – Cape Point’s fynbos

Hugh Taylor: The Fynbos Man

The Shack
The story of one of South Africa’s greatest botanists starts on the wind and wave-scoured plains and outcrops of Cape Point. He was a man so comfortable in nature that he would regularly fall asleep under a tree after lunch. A man whose instinct for plants began here, and brought him back here time and again.

Fun facts about fire

The word ‘fire’ is of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch vuur and German Feuer . Here are 15 other facts you may not have known about fire.

Cape Point fires

Here’s a selection of great fire and firefighting shots taken by Cathy Withers-Clarke, a South African nature photographer and regular at Cape Point.

A taste of Two Oceans

If you’ve never had a meal at the Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point, you’re missing out. Here are some pictures to whet your appetite.