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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 187 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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manchester
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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, natural area whichis so unspoilt. Well worth a visit! Do this trip in conjunction with a walk or Flying Dutchman trip up to Cape Point.

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Puchong, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Knowing that the point is the end of the south west Africa that makes it special. Besides that, there is actually nothing much to shout about. Scenery was so so. However, you maybe lucky to spot a few ostrichs wondering at the roadside leading the the cape.

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Long Beach, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Cape Town and all of its natural wonders can be summed up in the drive to and visit to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The rocky shoreline, converging waters and waves, sunshine, cliffs, flora and fauna make the entire Western Cape one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the world.

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Letsitele, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have never been to the cape of good hope reserve and we took a drive from houtbay. The drive is about 1.30 hours and well worth the scenery. We went up to the lighthouse with the finicular and the views are breathtaking! We had some devine sushi at the restaurant, which has the best view in the world. The... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Really enjoyed our time at the Cape of Good Hope, the reserve itself is part of Table Mountain national park. Sweeping views of the Oceans were absolutely fantastic, and we stayed for about two hours total. We hired a private taxi driver for convenience and flexibility, but the overall experience was a bit pricey. Tip: It is well worth a... More

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Cardiff
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The views from the top are spectacular, amazing scenery. On the way up were lucky enough to see Bontebok, wild ostrich and Cape Mountain Zebra. Once we got to the top, we were barely off the vehicular when a troop of Baboons came running round the corner, they certainly made the visitors split! Had a quick snack at the cafe... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Visited the Great Cape Point...It's worth going at Cape Point at the top of mountain by train. On the way to Cape Point don't miss to stop over by Ostrich farms and spot a Mountain Zebra.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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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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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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