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The Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, is a funicular railway located at Cape Point, near the Cape of Good Hope in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The line runs from a lower station at the Cape Point car park, up an incline through dense fynbos to the upper lighthouse. It was the first commercial funicular of its kind in Africa, and takes its name from the legend of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship.For Flying Dutchman Funicular and beyond, use our Cape Town online journey planner to get the most from your Cape Town vacation.
Flying Dutchman Funicular reviews
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... more »
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. more »
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... more »
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