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Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Address: Off the M65, South Africa
Phone Number: 27-21-780-9204
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Type: Castles, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Comprising nearly 20,000 wild acres of steep cliffs and hiking...
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Type: Castles, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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istanbul
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147 reviews 147 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this natural reserve on a sunny saturday afternoon. It was not as crowded as I expected. The baboons, ostriches and monkeys gave another taste to this nice trip. After making a hike to the Cape Point you should also read the interesting stories of Bartolomeu Diaz and Magellan to understand the history and meaning of 'Good Hope'. The... More 

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Selibe-Phikwe, Botswana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Cape of Good Hope is extremely attractive, it is one of its kind and a must visit place when you are in Cape town. They are lots of wild animals like monkeys, baboons, ostriches and the place is beautiful. They are lots of tourists in the place and one needs to go a bit early to avoid the crowd because... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This place is just beautiful. Get there early as traffic can get bad and parking can get full. It's best to park on the Cape of Good Hope side, explore that for a bit, and then make the 45 minute hike over to Cape Point where the lighthouse is. It's beautiful out here. Just give yourself enough time to explore... More 

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North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's a wonderful area to explore. Beautiful rugged coastline. Good hiking trails. A family of ostriches. The one thing we should have done was to get there earlier in the day so that we avoided the crowds. This park is very popular. There were maybe a dozen tour buses when we got there - so along with problems with parking,... More 

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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173 reviews 173 reviews
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Visit this area EARLY in the morning to avoid being overrun by bus loads of tourists all wanting a photo at the sign board . Without the hordes it is a spectacular part of the coast line and a great place to watch the sea birds and the power of nature . There are no toilets at this stop .

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LIncoln, NE
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We spent a day on a Cape Town tour of the area down to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. It was the most specular coastal drive I've ever experienced. Besides the drive itself, we were fortunate to see the wild ostriches and baboons. We enjoyed a walk to the top of the lighthouse where we found a delightful little... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is a lovely reserved area that is scenic and left to nature. There is a rugged coastline you can walk to, not too far off the main road that you drive through. This is a fantastic stop on your tourist route as you visit Cape Town. Highly recommended!

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Indiana
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I was ambivalent about returning to South Africa until I visited here. The views over the Cape are phenomenal! There is a beach below the main trail that was uninhabited when my friends were there. We saw a few penguins & a seal. It was a fantastic place to hike, relax, and be inspired by majestic scenery. Next time, I'll... More 

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brisbane
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a very popular tourist attraction and part of the tour bus route. It is a scenic and pristine area and a national treasure, however, it is also the spot where many tour buses make a 3 minute pitstop. Be prepared for droves of rowdy tourists who pile out of the buses and jostle for the photo opportunity by... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Hike up to the top and see the views. So worth the trip to say I was here. Saw some seals on the rocks near the water. Amazing was seeing a troop of baboons.

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