It’s a wonderful experience; looking over what seems to be an infinite expanse of water, looking at the … one almost wants to say boutique, by which I mean exclusive, special … views of the coast, and most of all, the thought that you are standing at the southern tip of Africa where two oceans meet. I am, of course, talking about Cape Point, a tourist destination that encompasses the real essence of Cape Town – African wildlife; beautiful scenery of coasts filled with white soft sand and turquoise blue waters; exotic plants providing an array of vibrant colors … and a myriad of attractions!
One stop that is a necessity on the trip down to Cape Point is a visit the famous Noordhoek vineyard and enjoy a picnic whilst taking in the celestial grounds and decadent wines. Noordhoek vineyard is situated under the slopes of the Noordhoek amphitheater with views across the 8 km stretch of Noordhoek beach. Whilst there you will be treated like royalty as you are served with your delicious picnic basket accompanied with award winning wines. You can only imagine the sundowners being so romantic as the setting is so heavenly.
Another attraction is the Ostrich Farm in the Cape Point National Park; perfect for children, as their fascination with these odd looking birds will keep them occupied for ages. Tours in a range of languages explain the many strange facts associated with the birds, such as the fact that they lay the largest eggs by any animal and are the fastest two-legged animal on the planet. The shop is well stocked with a range of prestigious products made available by the 40 ostrich pairs raised on the farm. Hand painted eggs are very popular and a variety of different leather products, known to be amongst the strongest of all leather, are stocked. And don’t worry about having to transport your egg home … they are amazingly resilient, unlike the fragility of a chicken’s egg.
If you are not a fan of bird wildlife and are more interested in seeing mammals, you will come across numerous amounts of mischievous baboons as you explore the roads that wind round the rocky landscape at the tip of Africa. These baboons are incredibly obnoxious, but give you plenty to laugh about on the journeys from one attraction to another.
If classiness and high style living is what you enjoy, you simply must take a look at the Two Oceans Restaurant. This restaurant has an exotic location that is hard to match as it lies at Cape Point overlooking the crashing waves far below you where the two oceans, the Indian and Atlantic meet. Their large deck provides a perfect viewpoint for you as you consume a delightful breakfast or lunch. As you can imagine the fresh fish straight from the two oceans will make you want to return again and again.
Lastly, the Cape Point Lighthouse is a must see. Ride the Flying Dutchman funicular railway to the top and envisage the ghostly galleon floating over the oceans. The lighthouse sits on the highest peak in Cape Point and serves as a look out and guide for ships braving the rough seas that have caused so many a ship wreck.
For a day’s outing with a real difference, make Cape Point your destination. Your holiday snaps and tales of discovery will keep your audience entertained for ages!
For more great ideas on what to do and see, we will be delighted to help you make the most of your Cape Town vacation and holiday time.