10 things to do for #MandelaDay

What will you be doing for your 67 minutes this Mandela Day? Here are some simple ideas to get you started.

Cape of Migrants: The Story of Buffelsfontein Farm

Cape of Migrants

The Story of Buffelsfontein Farm

Land of strandlopers and lime

The jagged rocks and cliffs of Cape Point may look dangerous and inhospitable to modern visitors who feel the waves battering the cliffs and smell the spray of the salt in the air, but for our Early Stone Age ancestors that lived on the southern tip of the African continent 600,000 years ago, it was a paradise.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point : The Cape of Migrants

Cape_Point_E02 Cape of Migrants - The Story of Buffelsfontein Farm

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.

5 interesting facts about lighthouses

The two main purposes of a lighthouse are to serve as a navigational aid and to warn boats of dangerous areas. It is like a traffic sign on the sea. Here are five other facts about lighthouses you should know.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of lights

Cape_Point_E06 Cape of Lights - The Lighthouses of Cape Point

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.

In this episode, we learn about the beacons of safety and the brave men that spent a lonely existence keeping ships from ruin when rounding the Cape. We discover how a misguided position and the near-constant mists of Cape Point led to the wrecking of the Lusitania and the construction of a second lighthouse, and resulted in the most powerful light in Africa.

Listen to the rest of the stories of Cape Point here.

If you’d prefer to read this version, please click here.

How to get to Cape Point

We’re often asked what’s the best way to get to Cape Point – these are the travel options available. These prices are based on rates in May 2017.

Cape of Myths : The story of Adamastor

The Story of Adamastor, the Untamed Titan

 Fall of the Titans
Once upon a time, so long ago that not even the Greek gods had been born – or so the sages tell us – the Earth and the Sky gave birth to twelve Titans.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – The Cape of Soldiers

 

 

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 seventh episode below:

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of myths

Cape_Point_E11 Cape of Myths - The Story of Adamastor, the Untamed Titan

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. 

Plants of the park: Part 3

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.