There is so much more to Cape Point Nature Reserve than just checking off your to-do list that you visited Cape Point together with all the other busses of tour groups. There are splendid beaches, rock pools, fynbos, animals, monuments, shipwrecks, hiking trails and picnic spots in the less travelled turn offs in the reserve.

Buffels Bay offers individual braai spots and a grassy picnic area, and has breathtaking white sands. The beach has a safe tidal pool for kids that overlook the False Bay area. Not to mention the abundance of rich flora. The reserve is also home to the world largest antelope, the Eland, Bontebok, Ostriches, Cape Mountain Zebra and over 250 species of birds.

Do remember to bring your own grids and wood.

A few guidelines when popping round for a braai: – Do keep to the demarcated braai areas for your own safety and for the preservation of the park. – Do not feed the Baboons, those caught will be fined. Keep a safe distance between yourself and the baboons. – Remember to keep the area clean and tidy at all times. – No alcohol is allowed in the park.

Buffels Bay History: The first farms in the area were granted in the late 1970’s and landowners turned to fishing at Buffels Bay when they realised that the soil was not suitable for farming. There was also an active whaling station, which doesn’t exist in today’s times; however you can still see many whales from the shore at Cape Point. The Buffelsfontein visitors centre has a number of displays and presentations about the area.

Did you know? According to WeatherSA, Cape Point is the windiest place in South Africa, so do check the wind forecast before you set out for a braai. There are a few great spots secluded by trees from the wind.

Entrance Fee:

Cape of Good Hope Entry Child (age 2-11): R65 Adult: R125

Wild Cards are accepted for entry at Cape Point. Capetonians can also purchase a Cape Town Green Card for the same price as one entry to Cape Point which will allow them 12 entries to Cape Point or other attractions in the Table Mountain Nature Reserve, like Oudekraal, Silvermine, Boulders Beach, etc. For more info see: http://www.sanparks.org/parks/table_mountain/tourism/access-cards-permits.php

Opening Hours

Monday

07:00 – 17:00 (Winter: April to September)

Tuesday

07:00 – 17:00

Wednesday

07:00 – 17:00

Thursday

07:00 – 17:00

Friday

07:00 – 17:00

Saturday

07:00 – 17:00

Sunday

07:00 – 17:00

06:00 – 18:00 (Summer: October to March)

Address

Our Address:

Buffels Bay, Cape Point

GPS:

-34.32144426084224, 18.460627575586386