Me, Rachel Swailes. My blog about stuff I get up to in and around the Western Cape, Cape Town, George, Wilderness, Hermanus and other cool places :)

Cape Point

The Reserve

Travelling from either Simon’s Town or Kommetjie, keep driving south following the signposts to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Of all the parks in the area, we have made the best use of our wild cards here. At R55 per adult it’s the most expensive reserve on the list, but it is very much worth the visit. Go early with some packed snacks and enjoy the whole day on the various beaches or enjoying the trails.

Cape of Good Hope Trail

This overnight hike starts from the main entrance gate and follows the coast south almost the whole way to the lookout point. While I’m busy looking into this trail I haven’t yet done it myself so this is the information I’m getting from the parks board. The cost is R140 pp for the accommodation and you still need to pay the R55pp per day for the conservation fees. (With a wild card you don’t pay the conservation fee.) Then you can also arrange to have your bags ported at the cost of R100 per 6 pieces.

For bookings you can contact Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre at (021) 780 9204.

Olifantsbos Accommodation

A recent find on the SAN Parks website is the accommodation at Olifantsbos right inside the reserve. There’s a house with annex sleeping 6 in each right on the beach. The cost for the house is R1900 (which allows you the first 6 people per night) and then every additional person in the annex is R200 pp per night. So for the first 6 people that’s roughly R315 pp per night. Also, you still need to pay the daily R55 pp conservation fee if you don’t have the wild card.