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Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Off the M65, South Africa
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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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221 reviews 221 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We spent a few hours there but it could have been two days, we enjoyed the view so much ! The place is quiet despite all the tourists and we find it resourcing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The flora of this area was great but as far as the Fauna (wildlife) is concerned, we just saw 3 zebras and 5 ostriches and especially coming from Kenya, we were disappointed completely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although I have visited this reserve many times in the past, this is my first review of it. To have a reserve of this quality so close to a a large city is the first major benefits. The serenity and the views are difficult to match and there are literally kilometers of beautiful walks/hikes that one can enjoy most of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I went to Cape of Good Hope, the most south western point of Africa One week age. It is a serene place. One of The most calm place I ever saw. You can just sit there, relax, see the tides coming and going. A lot of people do fishing over there as well. All the winds blowing , make you... More

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