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.

 

20 Days, 20 Deals at Cape Point

The funicular turns 20 in less than a month and to celebrate, we’re doing giveaways, discounts, freebies, and loads of deals. Between 26 November and 16 December early birds at Cape Point will be rewarded.

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:

Heritage Day funicular promotion

In the spirit of Heritage Day, we’re in the mood to give you some freebies.

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.

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:

Celebrating Global Wind Day

It’s Global Wind Day! Yes, there is such a thing, and since Cape Point is the windiest spot in the country, we thought we’d post some of our recent favourite Instagram windswept pics.

Illegal Wildlife Trade: Perlemoen Poaching

The theme for World Environment Day (5 June 2016) is ‘Go Wild for Life’, taking a zero tolerance approach to the illegal wildlife trade. Wildlife trade is the sale or exchange of wild animals (dead or alive) or plants to be used for food, curios, medicinal ingredients, skins or even as trophies. Legal wildlife trade is regulated, however, illegal trade has grown tremendously and is now one of the major illegal money-making trades.