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Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Off the M65, South Africa
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Ranked #8 of 173 attractions in Cape Town
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, National Parks, Hiking Trails, Castles, Bodies of Water
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Comprising nearly 20,000 wild acres of steep cliffs and hiking trails, this legendary peninsula is part of Cape Peninsula National Park.
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Great Falls, Virginia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you visit Capetown be sure to visit the reserve. There is much to see on the drive to the Cape. We would suggest taking the funicular up and then walking down to get the best views at the Cape. Much to our surprise, the food at the only restaurant at the Cape--The Two Oceans--was excellent. Indeed, we have never... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We enjoyed very much walking around and visiting the cape and cape of good hope in particular. It has been one of the highlights of our stay in SA. The Fynbos, some ostriches and the fantastic scenery of the 2 oceans. Impressive. You feel the energy on some way or another.

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Truly an outstanding experience, combining the prolific fynbos flora with wonderful views of the plateau, cliffs and ocean on both sides. Offers a wide variety of walking and hiking opportunities. If you are driving, take it slowly and take the time to get out and look closely at any plant that catches your eye. There is so much to see.... More

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Simon's Town, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is simply one of the most remarkable places on the planet. I do not know of many places where you could see dolphins, orca's, humpback, southern right and brydes whales from the shore whilst a a pair of ostriches strolls by and witnessing a troop of baboons tucking into mussels on the rocky shoreline. By the time you have... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had an amazing adventure thru the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, partially by small van on a Daytrippers tour, but the highlight was riding bicycles along the Atlantic Ocean. We saw baboons having a picnic at the Visitors Center! Crazy!!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

You can't say you've been to Cape Town if you haven't been to Cape of Good Hope. This is a beautiful site to see and experience in Africa. Would be truly beautiful though if it wasn't so full of tourists (all the time). Best to go there when you think half the city is still waking up.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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132 reviews 132 reviews
31 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Here you see it all. Oceans (not really where two meet), animals, flora. We saw baboons (beware-they are aggressive so keep your car doors closed and food put away), bontebok, birds I didn't know to appreciate and incredible landscapes. This is a large space so spend some time here - or go with a guide.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is part of the Table Mountain Reserve and has the same fynbos vegetation which is unique in the world. Especially going to the point where the two oceans (Atlantic and Indian) meet is great. You can see the difference in colour of the cold and the warmer water. The outstretched land of the... More

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Norfolk, England.
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22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Another incredible National Park full of fynbos, wild flower, Baboons, incredible scenery and history. The funicular railway is a delight and the wind at the peak is something else: it almost bloops your head off. It is also where one can see the Inaidan and Atlantic oceans merge; such a spectacle to witness. Whether y fancy a long walk and... More

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Somerset Village, Bermuda
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211 reviews 211 reviews
50 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

It is well worth the visit because there are truly spectacular mountain & oceanic views BUT I recommend trying to avoid peak times when multiple tour buses are there as people seem to lose their respect for fellow humans & start pushing & shoving & queue jumping.....not pleasant really....yesterday was a bad visit but was mostly offset by the bright... More

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