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cape Point

Liv­ing in the Mother City, what a pleas­ant sur­prise it was to do this hike right on our doorstep. Some­how one thinks you have to drive “far” to get away.

Well, Cape Point is around an hour and a half’s drive from our home in the North­ern Sub­urbs, but well worth it. The beauty of our penin­sula is astound­ing!

The hike starts at the entrance of the Cape Point National Park. The route is cir­cu­lar, around 20 km first day (West coast) and 15 km the last (East coast). The trail begins a lit­tle inte­rior, past a dam and some nice rock for­ma­tions. We had rain that first day with the famil­iar “Cape of Storms” wind – yet thank­fully not at gale force. There is a slight detour over a lit­tle moun­tain, along the plateau over­look­ing the beau­ti­ful ocean and then down again and all along the coast. This route is inter­est­ing but far. Finally we reach the Game Ranger look­ing after a troop of mon­keys to keep them away from the restau­rant fur­ther down to the point. Closer to the tip of the “point” is a road lead­ing UP. This is a very steed up – feels like it will never end before we reach the top and the huts.

Accom­mo­da­tion is very basic but neat. There is a flush toi­let with a shower, also a cen­tral kitchen, and two bed­rooms with dou­ble bunks. The weather has cleared up nicely and we have the most amaz­ing view of the Indian Ocean on the one side and the great Atlantic Ocean on the other! There is a quaint braai place (with wood) and we get the fire going. The guys pose for pho­tos to see who has the biggest and/​or most dis­gust­ing stomach!

Day two one has the choice of either tak­ing the “high route” over the moun­tain range or the lower route along the coast. This day is much more pic­turesque than day one. We opted for the top route and had a very enjoy­able walk. We saw many more baboons and stopped for cof­fee at the “tourism infor­ma­tion cen­tre”. From there the trail goes up and down a num­ber of peaks, each view point more spec­tac­u­lar than the last. Finally we reach our cars, tired but very satisfied.

Helga

Pho­tos by Coe­nie, Mieke, Wynand and Ulger

Cape Point, Simonstown
Con­tact Details
Tel no +27 (0)21 465 8515 or
+27 (0) 21 465 8515
G.P.S. 34.257542,18.456053
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Hike Details
Near­est Town Simons Town Max Per­sons
Dis­tance from Town 11km, 11 mins Overnight Shel­ter Yes, for one night only
Map to start of hike View Map Brochure
No of days Two Trail Type Cir­cu­lar
Walk­ing distance Day1, 20km
Day2, 15km
Tips and things to do

These tips will prob­a­bly apply to many camp sites, but this is what we thought should not be forgotten

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