A visit to Cape Town is not complete without a visit to the mythical Cape of Good Hope: the south-westernmost tip of the African mainland. While we know today that the two oceans (the Atlantic and the Indian) meet further east at Cape Agulhas, Cape of Good Hope is still today one of the best-known landmarks in the world and it attracts thousands of visitors each year. Most of these visitors come by bus, and only exit to take photos at the viewpoints. In my opinion they miss out on much of the peninsula's beauty.
While walking the entire length of the peninsula would take days, I truly enjoy covering the last stretch from Buffelsfontein visitor centre to Cape Point on foot. The coast is beautiful, with rugged cliffs interspersed by sandy, white beaches and you get a chance of getting close to the unique flora and fauna along the way. Expect to see flowering proteas and ericas, a plethora of birds and perhaps even antelope, zebras and tortoises. As you get closer, the mighty Cape Point will reveal itself in front of you. Far below, the tourists jostle for space while all you can hear is the wind and the waves crashing far below. It is spectacular!