Table Mountain implements measures to save water

What visitors should know

The management of Table Mountain National Park would like to inform its day visitors to the park that water saving measures have been implemented especially in picnic areas such as Bordtjiesdrift and Buffelsbay in Cape Point, Boulders as well as in some of the other picnic sites which include Tokai, Silvermine and Oudekraal.

Cape of Horns: Bontebok of Cape Point

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.

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.

Cape Point winter special 2017

Once again we’re bringing the heat with our mid-year specials (1 July to 30 September 2017) where two kids (aged 6 -16) ride free on the Flying Dutchman Funicular when an adult return ticket is bought for R65.

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.

Cape of Lights

The Cape Point Lighthouses

Let there be light
When the governor of the Cape gave John Osmond ownership of Cape Point’s Buffelsvlei and Uitershoek farms in 1816, he did so on one strict condition.

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.

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.