How to get to Cape Point

We’re often asked what’s the best way to get to Cape Point. There’s no direct public transport to the Cape of Good Hope, but these are the travel options available. These prices are based on rates in May 2017.

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 4

In this part of the series we take a look at some ericas found in the park. The Cape Peninsula has 2 285 flowering plant species; Table Mountain National Park alone has 1470 of these. Mountain fynbos dominates the park. 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.

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.

Listen to the stories of Cape Point – Cape of Flames

Cape_Point_E12 Cape of Flames - Fires, Fynbos, and Fire-Stick Farmers

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.

Cape of Flora – Cape Point’s fynbos

Hugh Taylor: The Fynbos Man

The Shack
The story of one of South Africa’s greatest botanists starts on the wind and wave-scoured plains and outcrops of Cape Point. He was a man so comfortable in nature that he would regularly fall asleep under a tree after lunch. A man whose instinct for plants began here, and brought him back here time and again.

Cape Point fires

Here’s a selection of great fire and firefighting shots taken by Cathy Withers-Clarke, a South African nature photographer and regular at Cape Point.

Why you need a My Green Card

The TMNP My Green Card is available exclusively to South African residents of Cape Town, and provides the holder with 12 free entries into any of the Table Mountain National Park’s pay points.

Cape of flames

Fires, fynbos and ‘fire stick’ farmers

Fighting fire
It was 11am when Dean Harrison’s team got the call.  They were working in Tokai, battling the huge Cape wildfire of March 2015 that had started in the mountains above Muizenberg and spread as far as Constantia and Chapman’s Peak. The team of ten brave souls had been at it for four days in a row, grinding out 12 hour shifts in the crucible of smoke and heat.

The Cape Point Explorer bus

Cape Point now has its own dedicated “Red Bus”.

The Cape Point Explorer is a full day’s excursion with an English-speaking guide aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach, featuring a drive through picturesque Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and a visit to Boulders Beach with its famous colony of African penguins. The tour then continues to Cape Point, with an optional hike to the Cape of Good Hope headland.