Cape Point Nature Reserve, located on the southernmost part of the Cape Peninsula, has to be one of the most spectacular places on the planet. A circular hike from the main entrance near Smitswinkel, taking in views along False Bay and the Atlantic seaboard with an overnight stay in one of the huts, is an unparalled adventure. Ralph Pina and I completed this over two days, a total round trip distance of 33.8 km. Whilst the first day offers arguably the more spectacular views as they unfold towards Cape Point, the second provides unique access to the numerous beaches as well as wildlife such as eland, bontebok, baboons and ostrich. The northmost part of the park, though arguably barren, is recovering from wildfires, due to the unique ability of the fynbos to regenerate.

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