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CAPE POINT NATIONAL PARK/ TABLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

In South African Travel, Car Rental South Africa, Tourist Attraction, Car Hire Cape Town, Car Hire South Africa by swarm / September 28, 2015

Table Mountain National Park is recognised as one of the world’s most remarkable attractions – a scenic, historic, cultural and recreational asset. Acclaimed landmarks Table Mountain and the historic Cape of Good Hope draw millions of visitors every year.

The Cape Peninsula is a slim finger of land near the southern tip of Africa with the Atlantic Seaboard in the west and the warmer waters of False Bay along the southern section. A special feature of this park is that is has open access.
Cape of Good Hope, Boulder’s Beach and Silver mine are the only 3 points where conservation fees have to be paid.

Cape Point Table Mountain National Park.
Cape Point Table Mountain National Park.

Main Attractions:

  • Rich, diverse fynbos vegetation
  • Walking and hiking trails
  • Game, bird and whale watching
  • Shipwrecks
  • Angling and diving Sites
  • Cape Point Lighthouse
  • Cape of Good Hope
Baboon at Cape Point Table Mountain National Park.
Baboon at Cape Point Table Mountain National Park.

Flora and Fauna:

With its diverse habitats, ranging from rocky mountain tops to beaches and open sea, the Cape of Good Hope is home to at least 250 species of birds. Large animals are a rare site in the Cape of Good Hope, but there are some small animals such as lizards, snakes, tortoises, baboons and springboks. The national park is also famous for its Flora. 1100 different species of indigenous plants, of which a number are worldwide unique, can be found in this national park.

Fauna Flora Cape Point Table Mountain National Park.
Fauna Flora Cape Point Table Mountain National Park.

How to get there:

Don’t miss this unique place during your stay in South Africa. Get your Around About Cars vehicle and start your unforgettable day trip.

There are two different ways to reach the Cape of Good Hopes National Park.

Either you take the M6 from Cape Town and drive along the scenic coast towards Hout Bay. From there proceed towards Simon’s Town and take the M4, which leads you directly to the park entrance (duration 1h 45min)…

Directions to Cape Point Table Mountain National Park 1.
Directions to Cape Point Table Mountain National Park 1.

… Or choose the faster route via the M3, and drive through the mountains to Simon’s Town, where you then take the M4 (duration 1h 20 min).

Directions to Cape Point Table Mountain National Park 2.
Directions to Cape Point Table Mountain National Park 2.

Cape of Good Hope Table Mountain National Park entrance.
Cape of Good Hope Table Mountain National Park entrance.