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 first episode below:
The Rounding of Cape Point
Part 1: The first attempt – Bartolomeu Dias
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the first sailing ship to have rounded the Cape of Good Hope, is that it didn’t.
The Funicular Trams
A tough trip to the top
In 1877, the lighthouse keeper at the Cape Point lighthouse began to keep a visitor’s book. The objective was partly for his own records and amusement, and partly to reward those who had made the arduous trip.
We love that you share your #CapePointMoments with us. There are some crazy poses, some sweet ones…and then the ones you can’t seem to get enough of. We like to call this one the WAWO pose: ‘With Arms Wide Open’ – which is also the name of a song by a band called Creed. We think it’s a suitable name for the pose, and the lyrics are spot on:
Don’t have transport to Cape Point for SANParks week? Join Metrorail on a journey to the most south-westerly point of Africa and be a tourist in your own city while you are surrounded by the richness of the Table Mountain National Park’s Cape Point.
South African National Parks (SANParks) is having its 11th annual SANParks Week from 12-18 September 2016. The week grants free access to most of the 21 national parks for day visitors, especially people from the local communities.
Cape Point has a free audio tour that provides an all-encompassing sensory experience, while you’re exploring the beauty of this iconic site.
On one of their regular visits to Cape Point, our marketing team decided to participate in the latest craze, Pokemon Go. Here’s how marketing manager, Judiet Barnes, says it went down:
Cape Point is one of the country’s most popular tourist sites, but many people who visit here are unaware of the secrets and fascinating facts that have helped to make this unique rocky promontory what it is today.
Here are 12 surprising facts you may not have known about Cape Point: