The Cape Point Nature Reserve sits on Cape Point, at the tip of the Cape Peninsula, and features a great variety of animal and plant life. The reserve occupies more than 19,000 acres of Cape Point, including nearly 25 miles of coastline. The old lighthouse, built in 1859, was replaced in 1911, but it still remains standing and is a popular attraction. The Cape Point Nature Reserve is part of the larger Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest floral kingdom in the world.
Contrary to popular belief, Cape Point is not the southernmost point of Africa – nor is it the point off which the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Still, the point is an absolutely beautiful spot to visit, offering spectacular views, great hiking, and excellent bird-watching.
From Cape Town to Cape Point is roughly 30 miles, and if you don't have a car you can take the Cape Town Green Bus (round-trip fare is SAR460 per person). Admission to the Cape of Good Hope is SAR110 for adults, and SAR55 for children. The Flying Dutchman Funicular costs SAR55 round-trip for adults, SAR23 round-trip for children. The Cape of Good Hope is open in October-March from 6am-6pm, and in April-September from 7am-5pm.