The Cape of Pioneers

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 Cape of climbs

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.

Pose of the month at Cape Point

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:

The Cape of Ghosts

The legend of the Flying Dutchman

The HMS Leven’s sighting

On 8 July 1822, the Coastal Survey Ship H.M Leven rounded Cape Point on her way to map the eastern coastline of Africa.

SANParks week Metrorail / Cape Point transport deal

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.

SANParks week at 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.

Free Cape Point Audio Tour

Cape Point has a free audio tour that provides an all-encompassing sensory experience, while you’re exploring the beauty of this iconic site.

Pokemon Go fever at Cape Point

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:

12 interesting facts about Cape Point

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:

78 Things to do with your kids in Cape Town this winter

With the school holidays coming up, we know you’re going to be looking for things to keep the little ones busy. Here’s a list of 78 things to do. Why didn’t we just make it 80…or a 100? We like 78 – it has a nice ring to it and if we filled all the gaps, there won’t be place for your suggestions.