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Cape of Good Hope

Feared by sailors for centuries, the jagged cliffs around the Cape of Good Hope showcase the splendour of South Africa’s native wilderness.

The Cape of Good Hope is the perfect spot for a trip away from the city. Located 50 kilometres south of Cape Town and open daily for just a small entry fee, it is a spot where history comes alive.

Sitting on the historic trading route between Europe and India, this treacherous promontory was notorious for wrecking ships as they tried to navigate its shores. Commemorated today by the Shipwreck Trail, guiding you past the sites of 26 wreck sites, this was a place of fear and trepidation for generations of sailors. To really get a sense of the ships whose fate was sealed here, you can book a diving tour which takes you right down amongst the vessels.

The site of the old lighthouse is just a short climb from the car park and provides a panoramic view of the southern Atlantic. If such exertion in the heat is not appealing, you can always opt for a ride on the Flying Dutchman Funicular, named for one of the most famous ships ever to run aground here.

The cliffs of the Cape rise majestically to 200 metres above sea level. Once at the top, keep an eye out for humpback, Bryde’s and southern right whales which pass through on their seasonal migrations. Onshore, the surrounding area is home to hundreds of species of birds and well over a thousand indigenous plant varieties. Explore one of the many hiking trails to get a closer look at these and other larger species such as the wild ostriches, baboons and cape zebras that call this place home.

It may not be the southernmost point of Africa, but when you stand at Cape Point there really is nothing but the vast expanse of ocean between you and the frozen wilds of the Antarctic. Rechristened “the most south-western point” of the continent, you can mark your visit by getting your photo taken with the iconic wooden sign.

Round off your visit with dinner on the deck at the Two Oceans Restaurant. Why not try their signature Seafood Platter as you drink in the glorious ocean view?


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Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse
Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse

Aqua Terra Boutique Guesthouse

15 Rocklands Fynbos Estate, Simon's Town, Cape Town, Western Cape
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Cape Peninsula, this bed & breakfast is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Fisherman's Beach and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Boulders Beach. Simon's Town Country Club and Warrior Toy Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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    Crichton House

    Crichton House

    4 Fynbos Ridge Estate, Rocklands Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Cape Peninsula, this apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Fisherman's Beach and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Boulders Beach. Simon's Town Country Club and Warrior Toy Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Watercolours Studios AU$178
      Watercolours Studios

      Watercolours Studios

      19 Rocklands Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Cape Town, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Fisherman's Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Boulders Beach. Simon's Town Country Club and Warrior Toy Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Aqua Terra
        Aqua Terra

        Aqua Terra

        Rocklands Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Cape Peninsula, this guesthouse is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Fisherman's Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Boulders Beach. Simon's Town Country Club and Warrior Toy Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Watercolours House AU$200
          Watercolours House

          Watercolours House

          466 Main Road, Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town, Cape Town, Western Cape
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Cape Peninsula, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fisherman's Beach and Boulders Beach. Simon's Town Country Club and Warrior Toy Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Seagetaway
            Seagetaway

            Seagetaway

            57 Afrikander Rd, Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town, Cape Town, Western Cape
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Cape Peninsula, this golf apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fisherman's Beach and Simon's Town Country Club. Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope are also within 16 mi (25 km).

              Rocklands Nest
              Rocklands Nest

              Rocklands Nest

              3 Fern Rd, Murdock Valley, Cape Town, Western Cape
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Cape Peninsula, this vacation home is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Fisherman's Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Boulders Beach. Simon's Town Country Club and Warrior Toy Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Rocklands House
                Rocklands House

                Rocklands House

                1 Fern Road, Murdock Valley, Simon's Town, Cape Town, Western Cape
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Cape Peninsula, this golf vacation home is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Fisherman's Beach and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Boulders Beach. Simon's Town Country Club and Warrior Toy Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).