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Cape Point National Park

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What people say

"Take Chapman’s Peak Drive from Cape Town and drive through Noordhoek all the way to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The route is about 2 hours. Spend the day walking and hiking on the many nature walks in the reserve. Take a freezing cold dip on some of the secluded hidden beaches. Take the The Flying Dutchman Funicular to the old lighthouse and save yourself an uphill walk from the car park. The Best Route From Cape Town -> Camps Bay -> Llandudno -> Hout Bay -> Chapman’s Peak Drive -> Noordhoek -> Simon’s Town -> Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Add a stop in Simon’s Town to see the penguins! Or stop in Hout Bay for fresh vis en tjips (fish & chips). This is the best route with the best views!"
"Cape Point is the African continent's most south-western point and it is stunning in natural beauty. The hike to the Cape Point lighthouse is specially beautiful, you can take a funicular to get there but I recommend you take the steps and explore a bit. The views are stunning. The peninsula is covered by fynbos, a unique vegetation to South Africa that is specially rich in floral species, and you can also see wildlife. I was able to spot ostriches, seals, baboons and giant eland (a type of antelope)"

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