Free Entry to Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point

To celebrate National Parks Week SANParks are giving all South Africans free entry to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The offer is from 12 to 16 September 2011 and all you need to do is turn up at the gate with a South African ID book. This is a brilliant offer, especially if you are not a Wild Card owner, as the entry fee is a bit steep (if you are a fa...
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Good News For Cape Point Peninsula Residents

Cape Point Peninsula
Introducing the Cape Point Peninsula Green Card There is some great news for the residents of the Cape Point peninsula from the Table Mountain National Parks, with the introduction of a new residents card- called The Green Card. This is essentially a Wild Card with a limited number of entries per year and is solely for the benefit of local people. Enjoy the beauty of Cape Poi...
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Nature on our doorstep- A day out at Cape Point

Close up of a Dassie at Cape of Good Hope-Cape Point Peninsula
Following my post last week about the birth of a Mountain Zebra in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, at Cape Point, we decided to take a family day out and see if we could find it. Despite knowing the general area that the herd was located we had no luck, however, it was a wildlife feast. A baboon encounter well before arriving at Cape Point After a recent trip to Durban ...
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African Penguins at Boulders Beach

The season is changing, there is a definite nip in the air, and rain squalls seem to be the flavour of the moment. What better thing to do in such weather than take a family trip to Boulders Beach to see the African Penguins (well, if you are a from the north of England, rain showers and temperatures in the low teens is considered to be a corker of a bank holiday- head to t...
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Longbeach Mall- Why all the empty units?

I don't often go to the mall, for me it is the most effective waste of my time imaginable. However, occasionally I have a need for something and have to drag myself there. Many times I just walk from the eastern entrance up to pick and pay. On Sunday I was with D and it was raining heavily so we parked in the underground. We needed to go to Pick and Pay and the photo shop on th...
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Cape Glass Work- Cape Point’s forgotten industrial heritage

Some years ago I was walking in the area of Elsies Peak in Fish Hoek. I had not been living here long but had already been to the summit so I decided to explore the other side of the hill. My journey took me down the hill towards the spa but being a bit of an explorer I didn’t take the obvious route and ended up cutting through a small opening between some houses. So it was by...
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Stranded At Cape Point- What To Do If You Break Down In A Nature Reserve

A recent family trip to Cape Point Nature Reserve nearly ended in disaster, simply because we didn’t know what to do when we had car trouble. So I thought that I would write a post so that in a similar situation you can avoid the same problems. My sister visited me recently. It was her first visit to Cape Town and so naturally we were keen to show her all the great places in...
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A Cape Point Landmark in Poor Condition- Slangkop Lighthouse: TLC Required

The wind was howling from the South East, low clouds scudding over the top of the hills, white horses playing out to sea as I approached one of the Cape Peninsula’s most iconic landmarks- Slangkop Lighthouse. Its hard not to be impressed by this symbol of man’s attempts to tame Cape Point. There are few better experiences of driving around the area than that of coming over t...
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Ten reasons to visit the Cape Point Peninsula

My web traffic stats tell me that a lot of people overseas visit this site for information on the area. So I thought I would write an article promoting the area, giving those people an insight into why they cannot visit South Africa without coming and seeing us here. Reason 1: Kalk Bay- what better place to start your visit to the deep south than in Kalk Bay, a picturesque ...
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Holiday Accommodation Page Added

Welcome to the New Year and wishing all our readers a very prosperous 2011. Over the holiday period I was reviewing the statistics for Cape Point Chronicle, mainly who was visiting the site and where they are from. This proved to be very revealing. Cape Point Chronicle was devised as a local resource, aimed at people who live in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, particular...
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