Anyone who has been to Cape Town will tell you that the drive on the coast is absolutely beautiful: they are right! Rent a car, and drive the coast, stop and enjoy the beaches, and beware of the baboons!
It takes about 2 hours to reach the southernmost point of the African continent. Once you arrive at the main parking lot, you will find a restaurant, small shops, and a cable car that takes you to the lighthouse.
I highly recommend hiking, since it is not difficult, you get to enjoy the air and nature, and it will not take you that much time either. There are several routes and paths you can take. The main ones are:
- Cape Point (cable car+walking)
- Cape of Good Hope (the second time we went to the National park, we noticed there is another road and parking that is closer to this point. We took a 1.5h hike to reach it from the main parking lot).
The shops are the classic, tourist shops that are not necessarily worth it. However the restaurant has a magnificent view, good seafood, and a long balcony where you can sit outside and enjoy a glass of South African wine. Also, if you go on a Sunday, everything closes early! The first time we went, everything was closed by the time we finished our hike, and you must be out of the park at a certain hour.
What you should bring:
- Comfortable shoes, or hiking boots
- Snacks and Water