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Table Mountain National Park – Cape of Good Hope

Most people come to the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park to see the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Point. In fact, the continent’s real tip is at Cape Agulhas, some 300km southeast of here, but Cape Point is a lot easier to get to and a hugely dramatic spot. The reserve sits atop massive sea cliffs with huge views, strong seas and, when it’s blowing southeast, gales that whip off caps and sunglasses as visitors gaze southwards from the old lighthouse buttress.

From the car park, the famous viewpoint is a short, steep walk up a series of stairs to the original lighthouse. A funicular (R45 return) runs the less energetic to the top, where there’s a curio shop.