A huge thanks to everyone that entered our Heritage month recipe competition. We’ve had some great submissions, and here are some of our favourites. Well done to these entrants who have won themselves free entry to Cape Point and funicular tickets.
National Heritage Day is coming up AND it’s Tourism Month. What better way to celebrate South Africa’s cultures than with an array of delicious dishes and a prize that will take you to one of SA’s top tourist attractions.
Cape of Horns
Bontebok of the Cape Point
Near extinction of bontebok in South Africa
Bontebok were once so numerous in the Cape that the first colonists considered them to be pests. The wanton slaughter of the animals eventually decimated the population. By the mid-1920s, there were less than 20 bontebok in the Cape.
Thebe Tourism Group is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Thebe Investment Corporation. Formed in 2001, the group is the oldest black-empowered South African tourism group and has a significant portfolio in tourism and related industries ranging from tourism attractions (like Cape Point), inbound and outbound tourism, group travel and car rental.
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, the re-opening of the funicular has been postponed to Thursday 24 August. We apologise for the inconvenience.
It’s time for the Flying Dutchman Funicular’s makeover, and unfortunately, for this hardworker to look shiny and new again, we have to keep it off the tracks for a while.
The funicular will be out of operation from the 7 to 20 August 2017.
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.
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.
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.