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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  • In a way not much to see, just a roundabout and some parking spaces close to the sea at this the southwesternmost part of Africa. But it's suggesting to stand there, watch the wild sea and try to imag...  more »
  • Reflect on the history and enjoy the stroll back in time in a wonderful nature setting with beautiful views.  more »
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  • The ride to reach there is in itself quite an eye opener (it takes a full day to go there and come back, so be warned, the more so if you have young kids in tow), especially when you have a good guide to explain the incredibly diverse wildlife (+400 species of fire-bush flowers in only a few thousand hectares!!) and you should not, absolutely not, feed these monkeys... The place is so well managed and preserved that you feel the loneliness of these landscapes during the long minutes you need to cross them... and if you are lucky, you may spot some wild ostriches, wild endemic deer and, if you are unlucky, the wild monkeys. When you reach there, you can have a small lunch (again, do not expose your food, be on the lookout for the birds which can dive to attack your food or visiting monkeys that can bite) and then either climb or buy tickets to take a short ride up the funicular train up the slope to reach the lighthouse. There are signs everywhere to remind of the harsh living conditions of former times to maintain this outpost. The views are... there are no words to describe the breathtakingly spectacular scenery that sprawls around you. Quite a humbling experience to see the meeting place of the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. There is a short walk down to the most south-western tip, but you can also drive there to take pictures at the landmark. Beware of high-season crowds when taking photos there. Really impressed. A must-do experience!
  • The Cape of good hope is a well managed national park with outstanding scenery and beautiful views. Wonderful wildlife is in abundance with ostrich, zebra, and eland being spotted easily on our visit. The Cape point lighthouse visitor centre us great with all necessary amenities, just be on lookout for the naughty baboons though. They will steal food from you if you are not vigilant. Highly recommend a visit!
  • Such an amazing day out! The Cape is filled with so many fantastically beautiful places but Cape Point is one of those really special spots. Drove to this spot after visiting the lighthouse. Really amazing! We didn't end up doing to scenic walk yet, but it's on our list for the next time we visit! It was extremely windy when we went in May. I'm not sure if it's always like that, I think based on its location, so just dress prepared for it :) And everything is kept so clean and neat which is also wonderful. This is definitely a "Must-see" for all visiting or living in the Cape Town area.
  • Really cool nature park, but you need to go with you car to be able to see everything!! Winter is very windy make sure that you wear warm clothes!! The coolest part when you are driving in the park is that you will be able to see some wild animals walking around !! It's a beautiful place and of you can go with time because is really fun to explore everything and the sunset is amazing
  • This place is a must-visit site if you are in Cape Town. The journey there is a gorgeous experience itself, whether you come from Simon's Town or via Chapman's Peak, either route is incredibly scenic and photogenic. The reserve itself is large, with numerous beaches, hikes, drives and attractions. Do go on the funicular at least once, or take your camera and enjoy the views as you walk up to the old lighthouse. The walk to the new, lower lighthouse is well worth it after you visit the old lighthouse. Below the old lighthouse is a short path with an WW2 old radar station outpost that was removed some time back. This is a photographer's paradise, and worth more than one visit.
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