Shipwreck Trail

Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking in or near Cape Point, Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town, South Africa.

Things To Do in Cape PointShipwreck Trail

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Where? Cape Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

When? April to September from 07h00 to 17h00.
October to March from 06h00 to 18h00.

How? Call +27 (0)21 780-9010

How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Cape Point, in Western Cape

Cape Point was once a beacon of danger for sailors negotiating the African coastline. This is testified to by the shipwrecks that remain behind, ghostly and eerie in their deathly isolation. The Shipwreck Trail of Cape Point offers a direct route and a circular route from which to choose.

The direct route is an out-and-return trail along the seashore that measures about 1.5 kilometres but takes approximately four hours to accomplish. The circular route is 2.5 kilometres and requires around six hours to master.

Both are fairly easy, although time-consuming due to the nature of the trails. The views are spectacular and the shipwrecks fascinating. If younger ones are able to manage the duration of the hike, they will no doubt love exploring the shipwrecks.

Additional Reading
For an in depth review of the Shipwreck trails at Cape Point see our article at "The Thomas T Tucker Shipwreck Trail in Cape Point".

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