Trip Planner: Africa / South Africa / Western Cape / Cape Town / Table Mountain National Park / Cape of Good Hope
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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Cape of Good Hope Reviews
Un site à ne pas manquer en étant à Capetown, beauté du paysage, et se faire prendre en photo pour dire j'y suis allé. more »A site does not miss being in Cape Town, beauty of the landscape, and take a picture to say I went there.
This wasn't our favourite part of the nature reserve as it's very touristy and there's not actually much to see. Everyone just queues up to grab their photo then leaves more »
Nicht wirklich der südlichste Punkt vom Kontinent Afrika – denn der liegt weiter südöstlich und heißt Kap Agulhas aber die meisten Touristen interessiert das nicht. Deshalb auch ganz schön überlaufen ... more »Not really the southernmost point of the continent of Africa - because the lies to the Southeast and is not interested in Cape of Agulhas but most tourists. Therefore also pretty crowded here. It is worth to arrive either early morning or late afternoon here. Beware of the many baboons, which are very intrusive - keeping closed car Windows and doors!
I have only SUPERB good memories of awesome Cape Town, including the trip to fabulous Cape of Good Hope. We booked a bike tour through our hostel (can't remember the name of the company though, but no worries, anything goes...they will all bring you to PARADISE :)), and, the 2 wheels option, turned out to be the best choice. Since the National Park is a bit outside the city, a van (which was included in the tour) came to the hostel to pick us up and, in about 20 minutes, we found ourselves in this super gorgeous place. Then the real bike tour started. Wondering around pure nature, with the ocean breeze, stunning beaches and rocky cliffs, surrounded by bright colors...and, cherry on top of this delicious cake, we met a group of ostriches that were having a great time, sitting on the beach. You could tell from their happy faces, that they were having a great time, enjoying the superb view and the ocean breeze. Maybe the world´s luckiest ostriches :). In theory here it´s where the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean meet each other....even though I read somewhere that this is not true. Whatever the truth is, no worries, you will enjoy your trip to Cape of Good Hope with or without the Indian Ocean :). Hyper recommended.
Pure natural beauty all around, especially when there isn't any of that infamous wind blowing. Great one night hike for sight seeing, but not much in the line of swimming spots - if you don't count the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean of course. A must see if you come to the Cape and want the full experience. The best time of year is from middle of February to end April I'd say, least windy time of year.
I went here as part of a day tour from Cape Town. South Africa is a geographically beautiful place, and the Cape of Good Hope is not to be missed. The cliffs and the breakers on the rocks below are magnificent spectacles of nature. Walking to the high point is a bit of a task: there is not a paved walkway...one makes his way climbing rocks. The sign with which many of us are familiar is at the lower area, nearer the water, so you see it at the end of your tour to the Cape of Good Hope. Visit the restaurant and look for the baboons! There is a man armed with a sling shot in the event a baboon gets too close to a visitor (usually it is because the visitor feeds the wild animals) despite the signs not to do so.
Someone used the words "end of the world" to describe this place before I went there... And seriously, that is what it felt like. Visiting this place around closing time, with the setting sun in the background, was an experience that simply cannot be replicated. You will not have phone network and the drive in and out is through vast deserted national park lands... Every single thing adds to the meditative experience this is. Just go, find a spot to sit and stare at the most breathtaking view of the endless sparkling blue waters, and recharge before coming back to the madness that regular life is.
Amazing! I am from Cape Town and had never visited the Cape of Good Hope, so happy my girlfriend convinced me. Guys you need to visit this, its beautiful. Make sure you have a spare day open, you can easily spend your whole day around that area. Make sure you visit this if you are travelling around South Africa
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