"THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE & WHALE ROUTE" Cape Point Tip by LysDor

Cape Point, Cape Town: 15 reviews and 18 photos

 
 

Favorite thing: It is a rocky and stormy promontory at the southernmost tip of South Africa, where the Two Oceans meet.

Vasco da Gama, intrepid Portuguese mariner, sailed around the Cape to discover the ultimate route to India at the turn of the fifteenth century and to land on the sub-tropical shores of Natal which he so named in honour of Christmas Day.

On the way to the Cape, I stopped often to see the whales. The Cape Metropolitan coast offers excellent viewing of southern right whales from the shore from June to November. They can be identified by the characteristic double or V-shaped blow. Bryde's whales are found further offshore in False Bay all year round, and the orca ('killer' whale) is also occasionally seen.

There are many white-sand beaches, seclude or like this one with pastel-colored cabins. The reason of the emptiness is not the early hours but season - it was early spring!!.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 15, 2004
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