Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town

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Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town Central

Visit the Cape of Good Hope to see rare flowers and exotic African animals in the wild. The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic seaboard south of Cape Town. Known simply as The Cape, it’s part of a larger nature reserve that includes Table Mountain and Cape Point. It’s the place to see the rare, endangered, leathery-leaved fynbos and track red hartebeest, bontebok, eland and zebra.

The Cape is a largely wild, rugged and wind-blown terrain. It’s criss-crossed with many hiking and walking paths, some of which originate in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Originally known by sailors as the Cape of Storms this cape is a notoriously dangerous coastline. Make time for a shipwreck tour to see some of the foundered boats.

More attractions on the Cape of Good Hope include include whale watching, seeing Mesozoic proteas in flower, enjoying jackass penguins at Boulders Beach, spotting sunbirds and sugarbirds, and snapping pics of baboons at Cape Point. And of course there’s the fine sand beaches and incredible views. There’s so much to do, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice.

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