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Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Off the M65, South Africa
27-21-780-9204
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Ranked #8 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I visited the reserve yesterday. It was an incredible experience. Such beauty on earth.... i recommend the reserve to anyone in South Africa. Its a good place to go. Especially if you are a nature lover.

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hereford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you go to Cape Point, you have to go to Good Hope, if only for the photo opportunities! Lots of amazing scenery and wildlife.

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Valencia, Spain
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There is a misconception that the Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa, because it was once believed to be the dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. In fact, the southernmost point is Cape Agulhas. However, the Cape of Good Hope marks the point where a ship begins to travel more eastward than southward. Thus,... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful park with many roads and trails to explore. Wild ostrich abound (saw 5) and views are amazing! Strongly recommend hiking to the tip of the cape (1.5 hour hike - easy, no special shoes). The funicular is a must, as well. We hired our own car and the drive down to the cape was beautiful - saw whales and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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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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