Cape point and shipwreck trail

Cape point has too much to offer for its beautiful sceneries.One visit will not be enough , it wont do any justice visiting once . Make  atleast intention to return again,Cape point is also known for its historic periods  in the 80’s and 90’s. For years people walk and hike on these grounds, but do they wonder what really happened  here.


On the night of 18 April 1911, a ship of 5500 tons with 774 people a board struck the bellows rock below the lighthouse .The Thomas T Tucker was a American liberty ship, built in 1942 and was intended for carrying troops and supplies during world war 2, replying on a faulty compass, she hit a rock in thick fog near Olifantsbos.The captain mistakenly assumed they  were on Robben island, late realise the compass was 3 degrees off, which could have played a part.



There many  hiking trails to explore  and if you not up for a hike then chill at many beaches or grass areas at the Cape point, have picnic or use the braai areas at any time. Many tourist come and view the place and do the hiking trails.

You can expect baboons walking around at cape point, they will walk with their babies on their backs curious to see what we doing in their habitat, remember not to feed them , they might attack you , although when I visited , they were shuttle and only stole bananas from our food and ran away. Their human like behaviour is strangely astonished for us to see how they interact with their troop family.


  • Cape point light house Is the powerful on the South Africa coast.
  • The cape of good hope area is generally wild unpicked and undeveloped.
  • It is a haven for the sea birds.
  • Cape point has it primarily peninsula sand stone fynbos.
  • Cape point is mistakenly claimed to be the place where 2 oceans meet, Atlantic and Indian ocean,infact, the meeting point is between the Cape Algulhus and cape point.
  • The sea swell is unppredictly rough around the coast which caused many ships to crash into rocks.
  • The cape of good hope is and integral part of the floristic kingdom , the smallest but richest of the world , six floral kingdoms with treasure trove of 1100 species of indigenous.

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