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“Dias is spectacular”
Review of Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Halifax, Canada
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“Dias is spectacular”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Dias beach is a bit of a hike down from the funicular, but well worth it. It is deserted. It is a truly spectacular beach - you sink 2 feet into the sand when you get off the steep steps. Look out for all the dasi (kind of like cute gophers) on the steps down - you are surrounded by them.

Last year we went into the water - and this has to be the most dangerous beach I've ever been to. The surf was crashing in with about 6 ft waves. We didn't go in past out knees - but there was 4 feet of foam and the undertow was wicked, both the foam and undertow knock you down. An awesome sight this beach is.

Visited February 2014
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Pakse, Laos
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“Beautiful and Rewarding”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Scenic 360 views. Take the hidden path connecting the lookout point to the lighthouse. Hidden beaches and jaw-dropping views await.

Visited January 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Loved the View from the Top....”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fantastic ride to the top and we had one of the most stunning view from the top.. The view of the Blue Water of the Sea was simply breath taking. We were lucky to get a clear pleasent weathere conditions to enjoy our time there...

Visited June 2014
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White Rock, Canada
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“A Must to See”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you have the time in Capetown you must visit the Cape of Good Hope. The scenery is splendid, interesting wildlife roaming like Ostrich on the road who seem to have the right of way. The walk up to the light house is comfortable for those without mobility challenges. Very rugged coastline and understandable why it is "Good Hope" Certainly treacherous for marine craft - spectacular views. The restaurant at the base was very clean and my shrimp and beet salad was very good.

Visited May 2014
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“A Good Experience”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

We studied history and learnt how Cape of Good Hope had gotten its name. The sea and the waves are such a lovely view to watch and you have a chance to stand on the landmark - Cape of Good Hope.

Visited June 2014
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