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“beautiful drive south”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope
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Private Tour: Cape Peninsula and Boulders Beach Penguins Day Trip from Cape Town
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“beautiful drive south”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

The drive down is spectacular and there are many pull offs and things to see along the way. We drove by penguin rookeries and stopped at overlooks. It's stunningly beautiful.

Visited November 2012
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“Penguins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

...and sharks and sealions... wonderful. Trip arranged by hotel. Good company but a bit rushed. Dislike - over too quickly!

Visited June 2012
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“good day out combined with other sights/places”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

we drove down the west coats from cape town and stopped off at Simonstown and visited the towns museum which was most interesting.Be aware that there is entrance fee to access the area around cape point which might proove expensive if you do not intend on climbing up to the top of the point itself.There are other tracks that can be walked but all require stout footwear.The Cape Point lighthouse is accessed either by a cable car or a steep but wide pathway.Views from the top are worth the effort but do bear in mind that this not offically the tip of the African Continent nor where the Atlantic meets with the Indian Ocean.Do take the M65/M6 route back to Cape Town as the views between Noordhoek and Hout Bay are spectacular.

Visited January 2013
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“Good Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Visited on organized day tour. Very business with Far Eastern Tourists who all have some fixation about being photographed by the sign. Views from lighthouse worth the climb [even if you use the train there is still an appreciable climb at the top. Ate in the restaurant by the train building and food good with reasonable pricing, Try to get a window table. The views are superb.

Visited January 2013
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“Lovely day trip and coast drive from Capetown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Really lovely day trip. Drove though Hout Bay and stopped in Simonstown for brunch, then in Boulders beach to see the penguins and then onto the Cape. The barren landscape is like the Burren in Co Clare.
We went straight to Cape Point and got the Flying Dutchman funicular. We could have walked up to the lighthouse but chose the funicular because the children had never been on one. It was operated really professionally and the queues were short despite the crowds.
The day was warm and clear and the views were spectacular. We were looking at the ocean amazed that the next stop was Antartica. It was well worth walking out to the viewing point beyond the lighthouse.
Stopped at Cape of Good Hope on the way back just to get the photos for the record and were lucky enough to see baboons and zebra on the side of the road! Drove back on The Chapmans Peak drive which was amazing.

It was a spectacular day and we packed so much in. The drive was easy. None of the distances too long and there was so much to see that there was no complaints of boredom for a change!

Visited January 2013
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