If you want to enjoy pure nature, you can book an overnight stay directly in the Cape Point National Park. When you wake up, you can hear the sounds of nature – listen to the waves rolling onto the shore or the birds singing in the trees. Surrounded by beautiful Fynbos vegetation, you can relax and leave the world behind. Maybe you can even spot a Cape Mountain Zebra or an ostrich here and there.
Eland and Duiker Cottages (Self-Catering)
These two self-catering cottages in Cape Point National Park are perfect for families or groups. Both cottages have electricity and a fully-equipped kitchen. Bedding is also provided.
Eland Cottage offers space for up to 6 people (3 rooms). After you explored the Cape of Good Hope on your own, you can relax in the lounge or on the terrace (with a fireplace) and enjoy the stunning views.
Duiker Cottage also has space for up to 6 guests (3 rooms) and is equipped with a kitchen and a lounge with a fireplace. Instead of the terrace, you have a Boma (outdoor fire area) and barbecue facilities.
Olifantsbos Guesthouse (Self-Catering, own Beach)
The secluded Olifantsbos Guesthouse in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve offers a “semi private beach”. The electricity in this accommodation is solar-powered. It is good enough to switch on the lights, however, there is no chance to charge your cell phone or laptop at this cottage. This is a true nature experience – without any modern technology.
The main building offers 3 rooms, a fully-equipped kitchen (with a gas stove), a living room and a dining room (with a fireplace). The large terrace is perfect for a barbecue on mild summer nights. There are another 6 beds and a bathroom available in the annex. This is great for bigger groups who would love to stay here.
At the Olifantsbos main building, there is a wooden pathway that leads to the beach, which you can enjoy, most likely, on your own – unless a few hikers happen to walk past at the same time.
The different accommodation options in the Cape Point National Park can be booked via SANParks or the Buffelsfontein information centre (0027-21-7809204).
Accommodation at Rooikrans – “Cape of Good Hope” Hiking Trail
Hikers on the 2-day “Cape of Good Hope Trail” can overnight in the reserve near Rooikrans. There are 3 cottages available that each offer space for up to 6 people. (Crockery and cutlery are available in the accommodation but you have to bring your own bedding).