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This magnificent nature reserve is located at the South-Western most tip of Africa. Walk or take the funicular to the lookout point for a panoramic view of False Bay and the South-Western edge of Africa, while taking a breath of the freshest air in the world – straight from the Antarctic. This section of the Cape Peninsula is also known as The Cape Of Good Hope - a historical point on the trade route between Asia and Europe.
After enjoying the million points of view, you can enjoy a meal at the Two Ocean's Restaurant. If you aren't starving, and can wait an hour for food, it is worth saving your lunch for one of the restaurants on either side of the peninsula, that are not quite as swamped with bus loads of tourists.
Particular recommendations of ours are Polana or Harbour House Restaurant (both in the Kalk Bay Harbour) on the Eastern Peninsula, or Mariners Wharf in Hout Bay on the Western Peninsula.
A little bit of trivia: With the cold Benguela current on the West coast and the warm Agulhus current on the East coast, Cape Point is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Geographically, Cape Agulhus is the joining point of the oceans but this massif is the most spectacular.
Cape Point is very easy to get to. Just follow the coastal road all the way along the Atlantic Ocean down south. It is very well sign-posted.
Our recommended way to experience the trip to Cape Point is to rent a convertible for the day, from our luxury car rental suppliers. The roads are truly spectacular, with Chapmans Peak often being referred to as one of the world's most scenic drives.