The Cape Point Hiking Trail is a two-day, one-night trail that follows a circular route through the reserve.
The trail begins and ends at the Cape Point entrance, where there is secure parking. While not particularly technical, the distance covered is significant, and hikers must be prepared to cover up to 15 kilometres per day. (There is a Slack-Pack option where large Back-Packs are delivered to the overnight cottage, allowing hikers to carry a light day-pack).The trail takes hikers through the pristine wilderness of the reserve and over isolated beaches, populated only by the occasional ostrich or baboon. Other wildlife (Eland, Zebra and Bontebok), though skittish, is often seen on the route.
The trail overnights at the Rooikrans cottages, where cutlery and crockery are provided. Wood for the braai facilities can be pre-ordered at the entrance gate and delivered to the cottage along with back-packs. There is also a two-plate gas stove, solar powered lighting and showers in the huts. Hikers must bring their own bedding, however.