Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain National Park

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Take a tour of Cape of Good Hope, a dramatic seaside promontory and part of Table Mountain National Park, known for its scenic landscape and hiking trails. The narrow coastline, discovered in 1488 by Bartholomeu Dias, became famous as the birthplace of the "Flying Dutchman" legend. A bird-watching paradise, the area shelters more than 200 species, including the African penguin, as well as a variety of other creatures like Chacma baboon, fallow deer, whales, and the elusive Cape mountain zebra. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Cape Town holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cape of Good Hope and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • That's actually mandatory if you are in the vicinity of Cape Town. However, a long queue formed from 9:00 a.m. and you should definitely be before 9:00 in the Park. Then you can make there nice walk and admire the Cape of good hope
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  • We are early risers to the happiness and correspondingly early set off in Cape Town, so we had a little rest here around the Cape of good hope. At the lighthouse, a lot was going on, but as we have made us on the way back, cars and buses came to meet en masse us. Then, it is unlikely to be as relaxed on the rather narrow paths. Overall worth the way, but the landscape is great!
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  • Antipope, tortoise, baboons and ostrich to be found, with beautiful wild flowers rugged coastline. Spectacular. Don't under estimate the size and distances involved, or the strength of the wind, which...  more »
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  • A magical place, especially if you have luck and there aren't thousands of people up at the same time. My most favorite place ever is the small but unforgettable Diaz beach! Easy to go down, but hard to get up in a hot day. Not suitable for swimming. The restaurant at the starting point of the lift is wonderful! Amazing atmosphere and a great kitchen!
  • Was nice to see. But there is for sure nicer places to visit with less people. And you have to pay just to get into the park. Glad I had the experience. Too bad the charge money for this. Watch out for the Baboons because they will steal your food. Have a look at Garten Route. De Hoop. If you are into beautiful views and white sand beaches.
  • Cape of Good Hope is a beautiful place you can go to and enjoy in any weather. The place can be enjoyed by having a picnic or just taking photographs near the water. It's a wonderful place and you could even find animals like Ostriches.
  • Despite the fact that this is not the southernmost point of Africa but it's the most famous one. Enjoy the scenic ride along the coastal road where the tidal waves hitting the beach and you found a lot of ostriches and baboon and springbok walking/jumping simultaneously. If your time is not rush, climb up the lighthouse for better view!
  • From Cape Point, we adjourned to the walking distance legendary Cape Of Good Hope and went up on the Flying Dutchman funicular from the lower station at 127 meters above sea level to the upper station at 286 meters above sea level. There are still quite a number of steps once you are transferred after the fun-great views and before seeing the first lighthouse completed in 1859. It still stands at 249 meters above sea-level on the highest section of the peak and is now used as the centralised monitoring point for all the lighthouses on the coast of South Africa. From high up at this point, it was another soul-stirring landscape of rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 meters above the sea and cutting deep into the ocean to provide a spectacular background.

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