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Hiking to Cape Point

Table Mountain National Park

This 14.5 km hike from the Cape Point gate to the visitor centre at the point, Cape Point hike: signal cannondown the False Bay coast, has long been one of my favourites. It offers spectacular views of the southern peninsula and False Bay across to the Kogelberg coast in the east. The trail undulates behind Judas Peak, over Die Boer and behind Paulsberg, before descending to Bordjiesrif for a walk along the coast. It then ascends Vasco da Gama Peak to follow the peninsula’s spine to the restaurant. The trail is stony, and with many places to pause and enjoy the beauty, so allow at least six hours.

Peter and I treated it as preparation for our forthcoming Wild Coast hike, while Santie was doing the same in advance of tackling the Amatola.

Die Boer and Paulsberg

Visit the Cape Point Hike photo album

Paulsberg
Coming out of Paulsberg's wind shadow
Cape Point hike False Bay coast
Buffelsbaai
Cape Point
Cape Point hike False Bay coast

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