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Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

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Address: Off the M65, Cape Point, South Africa
Phone Number: 27-21-780-9204
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Comprising nearly 20,000 wild acres of steep cliffs and hiking trails...
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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Go for Tourist-ey things, stay to make it your own.

I often take friends and family to the reserve. I enjoy the light house and the actual point, but take some time- go exploring. See the sights then go park your car somewhere and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I often take friends and family to the reserve. I enjoy the light house and the actual point, but take some time- go exploring. See the sights then go park your car somewhere and go for a hike. I've found that the Reserve can quickly feel like your own place. In my visits there I often see baboons, ostriches, eland... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stunning views, got to see a family of ostrich and a lonesome looking antelope in the distance but the views..... be prepared for the long hike up to the light house for even more incredible views or take The Flying Dutchman funnicular up for a fee. We were literally on the tip of Africa and it was amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I was lucky on my tour through the nature reserve and saw several ostrich families. This alone made a successful trip for me. But, the variety of plantlife is notable too. My guide was important in describing the significance of many plants. This made a drive through the preserve much more informative. A lot of shipwreck history here too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Incredible vistas, beaches and hiking available. Well worth the trip from Cape Town to spend the day at an incredible place. The wildlife, including playful baboons, was a plus. Make sure to visit the lighthouse for a great view of the bay and whole park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited this as part of a full day's tour that included the Cape penguin colony and the towns along the coast down. We arrived early enough (about 11am) to miss the queue into the Park - a must, otherwise there can be quite a wait to get in apparently. Although apparently there are various walks possible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I did this tour with seascape tours company and the tour was amazing. The tour guide Dot put a lot of efforts in showing us everything around, she was very attentive and knowledgeable about the sightseeing, she tailored the tour up to our needs. Cape town is a great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

a historic place that changed the world forever, this is the place where Vasco Da Gama took the wrong turn :) highly recommended....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We didn't arrive to the lighthouse parking lot till 5PM. Just in time for the ride up to the lighthouse, but not a ride down. With a small leg injury at the time it wasn't a big deal, but it took longer than we hoped. Some families turned back when they found out they couldn't ride back down with their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have visited this place with my family, we really liked. The views are amazing. If you are in Cape Town, than you must visit this place, because it can only one opportunity to visit the edge of the World. This place is nice, but you should come before 2:00, because then a lot of people come and there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Must see for South Africa Trip. The drive there is amazing and when you get there and hike up you just can't believe the views.

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