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Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Off the M65, South Africa
27-21-780-9204
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Ranked #9 of 185 Attractions in Cape Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

An exhilarating adventure at the ends of the earth. It's easy to ditch the crowds and make your way past the lighthouse to the very end where abandoned pill boxes and crumbling cliffs beckon. An absolute bucket list must, it was perfect day to visit with high clouds and infinite visibility. The entrance fee keeps the crowds down a bit,... More

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Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Hence there is an entrance-fee for vitisting the 'rock', but it was worth it. The road into the area was good with signs where to go. There is also a possibility to climb th top of the hill (2-3 hours) and a modern visitors-centre with all facilities you might need. Beware of the ostriches on the beach (funny). The famous... More

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Huddersfield
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Just going to the end of Africa was an experience. Knowing that the next stop was Antartica. The Cape itself is nothing spectacular, but it is worth the visit just to say you have been here. Apparently on the right day you can see plenty of wildlife, from Ostritches to Whales. I saw a few ostritches and a lonely Springbok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited the Nature Reserve for the second time in my life and it remains a special place. The view is just stunning and if you take your time you can take a lot of amazing shots. (bring a good camera) Furthermore beware of the baboons, they are quite aggressive and we went on the run for a few of them.... More

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After you have visited the lighthouse at Cape Point, go to the other part of the reserve to have your photo taken with the famous Cape of Good Hope sign. There is a line/queue so just patiently take your turn. Be gracious travelers and assist others who want someone to take their photo - everyone is very appreciative. Driving through... More

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White Rock, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you have the time in Capetown you must visit the Cape of Good Hope. The scenery is splendid, interesting wildlife roaming like Ostrich on the road who seem to have the right of way. The walk up to the light house is comfortable for those without mobility challenges. Very rugged coastline and understandable why it is "Good Hope" Certainly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Rithwaan who owned the Romertours in Cape Town has been providing his service to hundreds of airline staff and their friends over the years, and we just need using word of mouth to share with friends and colleagues of his good, experienced and friendly personalised tour service. He would show us everywhere in South Africa, the Garden Route, Cape of... More

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Moncton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We saw ostriches, eland, and other grazing animals, and one male ostrich walked beside our car! The scenery is very beautiful. A must see!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It was well worth the bus trip from Capetown. Saw beautiful coastal areas along the way, along with baboon and other wildlife. The trails around the cape have some challenging elevation in places but are otherwise easy to walk. The view at the top is definitely worth the effort!

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Fortaleza, CE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Going to the Cape of Good Hope has the iconic meaning that you are in the southern point of the African continent, but is a beaultifull place as well. It is worth the trip and one of the best things to see near Cape Town. Signs warn about baboons but I did not see any.

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