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Cape Point Nature Reserve

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 551 0288
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At the tip of the Cape Peninsula, 60km SouthWest of Cape Town, lies Cape Point. Located within the southern section of Table Mountain National Park; a declared World Heritage site, as part of the Cape Floral region. The Park encompasses 7750Ha of rich and varied Fauna and Flora. Cape Point is a nature entusiast's paradise. Rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 metres above the sea and cutting deep into the ocean provide a spectacular background for the Parks’ rich bio-diversity. The scenic beauty of Cape Point is not its sole allure; it is also an international icon of great historical interest with many a visitor drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history. Home to the Flying Dutchman Funicular and the Two Oceans restaurant.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 551 0288
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Reviewed today

Wish we had spent a bit more time and been able to hike etc. while out here. If you're an "outdoorsy" type, plan to spend more than a few minutes.

Thank EH179
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in the Cape Town area a drive to the Cape Point area is a must. The waves breaking in are fabulous. You might see some strange animals on the way.

Thank OKLonghorn_Guy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another must-visit while in Cape Town. Even if the weather looks fine, but the spot can be real windy.

Thank Jack1973
Reviewed 2 days ago

The feeling you get coming to the south-western most tip of Africa is like no other I have experienced. The history of the Cape of Good Hope and the impact this spot has had on Southern Africa cannot be lost even to the newest of...More

Thank Chipili C
Reviewed 3 days ago

If weather permits, visiting Cape of Good Hope is one of the breathtaking views one can have. The car parks at a certain level and guests can take funicular to go up. Going down, one can follow the trail which lasts about 45 minutes. It...More

Thank AngeliNacino
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this as part of a tour (evaluated separately). The landscape in the park is stark but beautiful. On the drive in we saw a troop of baboons walking along the road. Then near the point we saw multiple ostrich and a large buck....More

Thank seeking_direction
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After driving a few miles through wasteland we did not have high hopes that the Cape would be something nice to see. I would not say the park fee was really worth it as the vegetation stays meagre but at least the lighthouse looks quite...More

Thank Pascal O
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's old Lighthouse and the view from there is somewhat magical. Just wrap up warm as it could be quite windy.

Thank Saturn A
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can't go to CT without spending some time on the South Penninsula costline, we were lucky enough to travel right doen the East coast to Cape Point and then back up the West coast - Cape Point is a stunning place, the views are...More

Thank Jane f
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful views. Saw baboons, ostriches, eland, dassies, whales breaching in the distance, and other birds that tried to steal my sandwich. Remember not to feed the animals!

Thank alsyeki
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Nearby Attractions
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1 357 reviews
.61 km away
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5 645 reviews
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Flying Dutchman Funicular
49 reviews
.64 km away
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sue p
Is it possible to ride a bicycle to this park? How far of a ride would it be from a nearby parking area?
18 February 2017|
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Response from TrevitTreels | Reviewed this property |
No, it is miles from anywhere and from the entrance to the tip is quite a distance. I would not advise it. Everyone there had driven or where on an organised trip.
What would the weather be in Beginning of August?
17 May 2015|
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Response from EvanPnz | Reviewed this property |
Definitely it is still winter in August, wait another month if you can.