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“" The Cape of Cold Hope "”
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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“" The Cape of Cold Hope "”
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

The cape has great scenery but the experience was unfortunately degraded due to the fact that it was bitterly cold. I will definitely be returning to the cape but I'm hoping that there will be a serious change of weather.

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“Don't confuse it with Cape Point. Visit BOTH!!”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We had to really hurry up in order to also reach the Cape of Good Hope before the park closes. Cape Point was so beautiful, that it was hard to leave. Yet, even though it's so close by, you need to drive a few kilometers back, in order to take the left turn to the COGH. It's definitely worth it. On the way there, we met a family of baboons, walking proudly and looking committed, on the road. At the point itself, do take the time and climb up the cliffs. The views and photo opportunities are simply amazing. Hundreds of sea birds resting on the cliffs, preparing for the night, standing two centimetrs off the edge of the cliff, high above the pounding waves, some dozens meters below. Be careful, but don't miss those amazing pictures. And the temptation to wait for the sunset....just remember and be advised, that the park closes at sunset.

Visited January 2014
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Formby
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“Cape of good hope”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Its nice to see this but go early as when the coaches arrive you cannot move for people.from there we went to Cape Point and up the side of the mountain in a tramway , you have to walk the last bit and its quite steep but the view is worth the climb

Visited February 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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“wild and windswept, worth the drive”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Beautiful scenery, definitely worth the drive down there. We didn't go to Cape Point because the car park was full but who has heard of Cape Point anyway? Cape of Good Hope is infamous and its amazing to think of all the shipwrecks there and the hundreds of years of history sailing by. Nothing there so don't expect a cafe/toilets.

Visited January 2014
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“Beautiful national park - worth spending time to see”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

This was probably my favorite part of my trip to Cape Town. We rented a car and drove down to the Cape of Good Hope and the national park. The drive itself can be enjoyable, taking you through various neighborhoods outside of Cape Town.

We were able to see several baboons (including one that decided to run around inside the visitor center!), eland, bontebok, and many ostriches. And of course colonies of rock hyrax.

The best part was parking at the Cape of Good Hope, then hiking from there to Cape Point. In between the two there is a beautiful, isolated beach... on our way back, we were the only two people in sight.

Visited December 2013
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