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Flying Dutchman Funicular

Cape Point, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 780 9010
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Shuts early in summers too!

The funicular (and the nature reserve) shut early, so make sure you don't leave it for the last... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Traveleator
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Singapore, Singapore
On the way to the top!

The funicular is a very convenient way to travel to the lighthouse at Cape Point, as the walk up is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yolaine d
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good56%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walk up” (9 reviews)
“light house” (8 reviews)
“cape point” (35 reviews)
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Cape Point, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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+27 21 780 9010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The funicular (and the nature reserve) shut early, so make sure you don't leave it for the last. The funicular is a great way to get up to the point where you can take in wonderful views of the cape below. There's a way to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The funicular is a very convenient way to travel to the lighthouse at Cape Point, as the walk up is a long one. The lines were very short and the ride comfortable.

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

The ride in funicular to see the cape of good hope from top, from upper light house of the cape point is very smooth and fast.Its available at every 3 mins interval and accommodates around 30-35 people. The view of the cape of teh good...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Even though the funicular was out of order we were able to get up to the light house with a shuttle bus. Not the same for sure but still a good experience

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

On a visit to Cape Point, you need to go to the top for the views. As weather there is either very cold and windy or very hot and windy, the Flying Dutchman is the way to go.It only takes 3 minutes but the views...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We chose to ride the funicular up the mountain and then walk back so we could save some time but still get in some exercise.

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Reviewed June 16, 2018

Form and function is what you can use to describe the Flying Dutchman Funicular at Cape Point. For those who are physically challenged, this may serve as a means of transportation. For those visiting, but otherwise able bodied, it may be a good idea to...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

The Flying Dutchman Funicular (also known as the Cape Point) provides a good and friendly service, especially with groups and the elderly, at a good rate. This is a quick way to get to the Cape Point Lighthouse. As you rise the views of the...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Nice views from the top and you can explore the area, walking around the paths. We chose to climb the steps to the lighthouse. Beautiful views everywhere you look!

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

I thought the return ticket of R70 (say £5) was well worth it. The walk up is more tiring than it would appear at first glance and I preferred to save my energy to walk round at the top etc. There are some lovely views...More

Thank Andrew B
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