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Cape Point Nature Reserve

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Address: Cape Town Central, South Africa
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+27 21 551 0288
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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At the tip of the Cape Peninsula, 60km SouthWest of Cape Town, lies Cape...

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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Really enjoyed our trip to Cape Point

We saw wild ostrich and enjoyed the wide diversity of flora and fauna. Baboons are also wild here - and must not be fed as they can become aggressive. We would recommend.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rachel D
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Malpas, United Kingdom
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Mbabane
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The setting is beautiful and different roads going different places. Not much explanation what was in different areas. So headed straight for the point.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw wild ostrich and enjoyed the wide diversity of flora and fauna. Baboons are also wild here - and must not be fed as they can become aggressive. We would recommend.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the attraction you need too see in tje Cape Town region. Strong winds so you need to be careful and hold on to your things

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No trip to Cape Town should happen without a trip to the nature reserve. The flair of Cape Town is unlike anywhere else in the world, nad to top it off there is fauna on offer too. Go for a drive and walk the last part to the very point - you will be so glad you did...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great day trip from Cape Town, The plant, animal and bird life along the drive down to the point were great. Sunny summer day, lots of tour buses in the lot but not too crowded at the lighthouse. We took the cable car to the upper stop and walked the rest of the way to the peak. The views... More 

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We took the children for the day on a Saturday. It was a lovely scenic drive. Kids loved the tram ride and the walk to the Light house. Climbing over the boulders was so much fun and defiantly a spot to take incredible photos.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect weather for our visit to Cape Point Nature Reserve -- our guide pointed out many animals on the distant hills from the roadway and stopped for photos. The awesomeness of nature is on display all around. Cape of Good Hope is very inspirational as is the Cape Point Lighthouse above. Was interesting that the Atlantic winds were crisp and... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There's a large car park towards Cape Point (the most southerly point, where the lighthouse is located) but this time we didn't walk up to it, we walked to the Cape of Good Hope, which is about a 90 minute round trip - quite an easy walk, for the most part. Baboons in a few places along the route but... More 

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This is an extremely scenery area with amazing ocean view and two signature lighthouses. We only visited one, the old one that was used between 1860 and 1919. The newer one takes much longer to reach (about 1.5 hours). The climb to the old lighthouse was mild/beginner level, but it may be a challenge for people who may not be... More 

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It is worth walking up (or using cable car) to the top (light house). You will see stunning view of two oceans. However you just need to be careful for the Baboon as they are attracting by food. They are quite aggressive

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