lone zebra seen while doing a hike near Cape Point, at at Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Hike at Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Most drive to view the spectacular Cape Point, then see a bit more through the car window. They barely get into the massive trove of natural splendour and wildlife on offer.  For that you need time. And to walk.

 

Experience Cape Point and its nearby clifftops and beach walks on foot. Hike Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve - with professional guide Nick Ashby.

A good morning's hike can get you amongst grazing families of bontebok shepherding their young, herds of eland, and ostriches too. Foraging baboons raid rock-pools.

Cape Trekking guided hikers at Cape of Good Hope
Shipwreck of Dutch coaster Nolloth at Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
Shipwreck of Thomas T. Tucker at Cape Point at Cape of Good Hope National Park

Ironically, humanity's most glaring impact on this coastline - the multiple old wrecks - have acquired charm over time.

Full or half day Cape of Good Hope Experiences

small plant growing in rock at Cape point
small pink flower Cap Of Good Hope Reserve
small flower at Cape of Good Hope

Half Day:

 

Make an early start to beat the crowds. Check out the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

 

At the Cape of Good Hope Reserve, hike a historic shipwreck trail. With luck some of the Cape's rarest antelope will put in an appearance.

 

Take a refreshment before heading back, up along the ridge through fynbos that's still recovering from a recent fire. 

 

 

a trekker at Bulders Beach with penguins

Full Day

 

The first part of the tour includes the same activities as the half day programme.

 

Then picnic, relax and swim in a tidal pool.

 

Visit Cape Point. 

View from Cape Point Light House over False Bay to Table Mountain with Cape Point trail guide