Cape Point Venus Pool

Friday the 13h! Of November. And a hike to Cape Point’s Venus Pool. Five Earth Kids, one friend, 2 fathers and one mother. A gang of elated hikers so pleased to be out of the classroom and in the nature reserve!

Technically this is NOT a tidal pool but rather a beautiful, natural rock pool large enough for floating about and snorkelling.  This rock pool is carpeted in a kaleidoscope array of sea anemones and is home to all sorts of interesting sea life. A 15-minute walk along a tarred road to get there adds to the wild feeling of being away from everything.  Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying the views and exploring this pristine piece of coastline.

‚ÄčThe Kanonkop trail, which is a 3 hour circular route departing from the visitor centre, is one of the most popular among Cape Point hiking enthusiasts. Named after the old canon located at its peak, the Kanonkop trail provides impressive views over False Bay, Cape Point, Buffels Bay Beach, and the prominent Da Gama monument, and it also passes an interesting old lime kiln along the way.