The Cape Peninsula is now one of the top tourist attractions in South Africa, offering a wide range of activities to visitors. It's combination of rugged natural beauty, quaint tucked away beaches and renowned bio-diversity is unique to Cape Town.
There is a wide range of flora and fauna on the Cape Point Nature reserve including some 1,100 species of 'fynbos' (Cape indigenous plants) , many of which are endemic to the area. There also some 250 species of birds and a variety of animal life.
The first European to sight Cape Point in 1488 was the
Portuguese seafarer Bartholomew
named it the "Cape of Storms". He was followed in later years by Vasco
Da Gama. Navigational beacons named the Diaz Cross and the De Gama
Cross have been erected in
reserve to commemorate these explorers and their voyages of discovery,
which led to the establishment of trade routes
to the West Indies and the Far east.
You'll find a SANParks document outlining the various fee structures including accommodation and organised hiking trails in the Table Mountain National Park here: Tariff information
Here are some illustrated brochures you can view and download:
The map below provides a view of Cape Point and the Cape Peninsula as well as clickable links to accommodation in Cape Town and the various Cape suburbs.
More information on the Cape Peninsula here: The Cape of Good Hope
For cheaper access to numerous Cape Town attractions: The Cape Town PassTop images © South African Tourism