The Lighthouse walk at Cape Point
One of the “must do” day trips whilst you are in South Africa is a visit to Cape Point. Although now accepted as not the Southern most tip of Africa it is neverless an amazing place with dramatic and wild scenary and a rich history of discovery and adventure.
If you don’t have time to get off the beaten track, the beaten one still offers the chance of a bit of excercise with a hike up to the old lighthouse and then a hike down to the new one.
The old lighthouse at Cape Point
The first Cape Point lighthouse was built in 1860. It is found on a high vantage point overlooking the harsh rocks and ocean of the point. From the main carpark you can walk up to the lighthouse on a paved path. Although a short walk of under a km, it is steep and certainly gets the heart racing. Luckily on the way up there are several awesome viewpoints where you can get stop to catch your breath.