Cape Point

Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa

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Where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans met, this World Heritage Site is one of South Africa's most magnificent tourist attractions. You have several options for hiking around Cape Point. Note that we have not listed The Cape of Good Hope Trail but that is of course an option.

Take a twenty minute hike (warning: it may be short but it will get your heart pumping) to the old lighthouse (or there is always the option of hoping on the Flying Dutchman Funicular) and stand at the edge of the world and witness unrivaled views of Africa's collision of currents. It is the old lighthouse and no longer in commission as it was built too high and its beam was often obscured by mist and bad weather.

If you care to escape some of the crowds, go back down the stairs and turn right at the gate to continue on the Lighthouse Keepers Trail to witness the most powerful light in Southern Africa at the new lighthouse. Built in 1914, this currently functioning lighthouse emits three flashes every 30 seconds and holds a candlepower of 19 million. (Note that it will take you an hour or so to return.) The view up to the old decomissioned lighthouse isn't half bad either!

PS. Download this free audio tour for the hike! 

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