- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
- Hiking / Trekking
- Unesco World Heritage
The Cape of Good Hope – Africa's version of Cape Horn – is THE essential place for tourists to visit in South Africa.
Though lying right at the southern extreme of a national park inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage, it is not actually the most southerly point in Africa. This honour instead goes to Cape Agulhas, located right at the very tip of the continent. Nevertheless, the Cape of Good Hope wins the battle where world fame is concerned. I strongly recommend you visit here and experience the feeling of being at the very end of the world. And you absolutely must take advantage of the numerous hiking trails and admire the wonderful panoramic views. All in all, you'll enjoy a wonderful day out here.
It is here that the tides of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. The opposing currents of the two oceans sometimes create storms that are sadly notorious in the maritime world.
Today, the famous peninsula of the Cape of Good Hope has become a natural reserve that daily welcomes many busloads of tourists who come to tread upon the ground of the famous mythical cape.
Like most travellers staying in South Africa, I went to Cape Point. In other words, I went to the tip of the rocky peninsula—to the tip of the Cape of Good Hope. Despite the crowds of tourists, it is a rather magical place: a stroll at the world's end, where you may come across some penguins! Not to be missed.