Flying Dutchman Funicular

Flying Dutchman Funicular, Cape Town Central: Hours, Address, Flying Dutchman Funicular Reviews: 4.5/5

Flying Dutchman Funicular
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Danie92
Johannesburg, South Africa296 contributions
Pensioners get discount, frequent, quick and comfortable. Still a lot of steps and walking if you want to go to the end of the road so it is a good idea to use the funicular for this very steep section.
Written 30 June 2022
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Thank you for your review
Written 12 July 2022
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tom
London, UK3 contributions
My girlfriend headed out to Cape Point and took the Flying Dutchman to the peak before walking back down and around the reserve. Amazing experience with breath taking views - I’d thoroughly recommend for anyone visiting Cape Town.
Written 30 March 2022
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Thank you so much for your review
Written 5 April 2022
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Malankga M
Johannesburg, South Africa36 contributions
Funicular was quick ride to the top versus walking up, queues were also quick, sanitized for Ned group max 10. Lovely experience likely to do it again
Written 11 January 2022
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Thank you so much for your review!
Written 19 January 2022
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Munir D
Toronto, Canada609 contributions
The FD Funicular provides a comfortable ride to the top scnic areas at Cape Point. The ride does not offer any great panaromic views but it enables visitors to go to the top in comfort to enjoy the majestic views from the there and near the light house.

Some people decide to walk up. The walk up is also good but this takes about 15 minutes of uphill walking which should be okay for most people but not to those who get breathless fast. Walking up enables one to enjoy views during different sections of the climb.

To save time I do recommend the Funicular but if time is not an issue do try to walk up and down.

Munir D.
Written 15 August 2020
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Thank you!
Written 4 October 2021
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Pete-n-Suzie
Surrey348 contributions
We walked up to the lighthouse as we felt we should but as this is the only funicular railway in Africa felt that we should ride down. Pleasant enough but one way is expensive.
Written 26 March 2020
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FraBo59
Bad Harzburg, Germany257 contributions
We visited cap of god hope on a very hot day and were very thankful that we could use the funicular. It´s an easy way to go up, you have some nice views additionaly and you save a lot of energy. We would use it again, if we´d come there again.
Written 23 March 2020
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CapePointSA
Thank you for your feedback. the team and I are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Cape Point. Hope to see you soon. Best Regards, Cape Point Team
Written 25 March 2020
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Julien J
Paris1 069 contributions
The funicular is the perfect way to reach Cape Point and enjoy the view and the old lighthouse. Do not hesitate to go up with the funicular because you need to walk longer to reach the new lighthouse when you arrived at the summit of the Flying Dutchman Funicular
Written 20 March 2020
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CapePointSA
Hi Julien, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your visit at Cape Point. Hope we see you soon. Best Regards, Team Cape Point
Written 24 March 2020
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Robin360
Los Angeles, CA11 contributions
After walking the equivalent of 19 flights of stairs, I was ready for a break and truly appreciated the funicular. It's a quick ride up and down and gets you to the gift shop and toilets without a sweat.
Written 15 March 2020
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keithamara
St Ives, UK423 contributions
The funicular is a good way to get to Cape Point from the end of the road. If you want you can get the funicular up and walk back down enjoying the views.
Written 25 February 2020
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CapePointSA
Dear Keith, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The tams and I are delighted that you enjoyed your visit at Cape Point. Hope to see you soon Cape Point Team.
Written 26 February 2020
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crunchie3
Leighton Buzzard, UK205 contributions
A nice easy way to get to the top of cape point, worth the fare for the view from the top to see the tip of South Africa
Written 24 February 2020
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CapePointSA
Hi Crunchie3, Thank you for your review. The Team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your visit at Cape Point. Hope to see you soon, Cape Point Team.
Written 26 February 2020
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