Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope
4.5
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Firefly78
    Ridgewood, New Jersey84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make sure you see this when visiting South Africa!
    The scenery is beautiful.. You can walk up the trail to the lighthouse on the top of the mountain . It’s quite a hike with many steps but definitely worth it. If climbing this stairs isn’t an option you can certainly take the funicular to the top. The vistas from the light house are amazing. Also keep on the lookout for wildlife. Baboons are not shy and love to take food so make sure it is packed away. On the roads leading to the mountain watch for Ostriches and Elands.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Dedgar2014
    Darien, Connecticut130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful way to start our trip to Cape Town
    On the drive to Cape of Good Hope we saw baboons and a baby baboon with her mom. We also saw ostrich. The Chapman's Peak drive is breathtaking. We took the Funicular up only because I had bought the tickets in advance. We walked down. The views of the two Oceans was a must see. We ate lunch at the two oceans restaurant. Beautiful views. The food was delicious. Beware of the birds who will steal your fries.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 26 July 2023
  • tjbbackdoc
    Spring Lake, Michigan276 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cape Town Must Sees!
    In Cape Town for 4 days and managed to hit the Cape of Good Hope and the top of Table Mountain in 1 day. Both worth the effort. Great photo spots and amazing views. You won’t be disappointed!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 September 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery and drive. Did not disappoint
    It was a beautiful walk up to the lighthouse and the Cape of good hope. You can drive pretty close to the points and then walk the rest. Miss Gucci loved the drive from Cape Town with the roads twisting round the mountains and stunning views. Again a car is a must unless you join a tour.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Katherine
    Manchester, United Kingdom280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing feeling!
    What a feeling! To be able to say I’ve been to. The most Cape of Good Hope. We did the two trails while we there which were not difficult but the one on the left was a little more challenging going back down in the wind. There were coach loads of people having their picture taken at the sign. I do not have a clue how long it would take but I’m sure it was a good 45min-1hr Its a good drive from the entrance of the park to the Cape so make sure you take drinks and snacks as there is nothing about to grab anything.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 November 2023
  • Patty B
    Nashville, Tennessee1,480 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking place, Very Windy
    We went with Jarat tours, just my husband and myself. It was a very enjoyable experience. The only problem was all the tour buses that were there. It was very windy and we had to get in a fairly long line just to take our photos near the sign. The views are spectacular, but the wind was intense. We didn’t spend too much time there because it was so windy. Got our photo by the sign, finally.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2024
  • Malaika H
    Sao Paulo, SP7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely Windy But Extremely Beautiful
    Now I know where Google, Apple & Amazon take those amazing photos of natural beauty, its REAL and its around the Cape of Good Hope! Simply stunning views but sadly you cannot spend much time there since the wind is literally blowing you away and its hard to stay firm on your feet there. Must go visit, must take the photo by the sign and absorb as much of it as you possibly can for as long as you can handle. There is a walking path from the Cape of Good Hope to the Cape Point, it is supposedly 1.5 hrs return. However, the wind can be so strong that it makes it hard to actually walk this path without falling (someone from my family did fall twice). And parts of this path are steep and rocky so please be very careful and go with a group. There is zero cel. phone coverage in this area.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 March 2024
  • Philip C
    Nottingham, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    SW tip of Africa
    Well worth the drive from Cape Town. Spectacular views and even the odd gibbon. Cost a few Rand to get into the park. Stpped off at Boulders Bay penguin sanctuary on the way and had lunch in Simons Town
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2024
  • LadureeFan
    Richmond, Virginia1,210 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely plan to spend a few hours if you can spare the time
    We were on a bike tour and stopped here before starting our ride for the day closer to the entrance to the park. Wish we had more time to hike and really absorb the beautiful scenery. Totally worth a visit. The drive to get here, Chapman's Peak Drive, full of beautiful views as well. If you look out over the water, you might see some sea lions sunning on the rocks!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 April 2024
  • Miranda Rodrigo
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A helpful queue in front of the sign!
    We drove just a few minutes from the Cape Point car park (passing an ostrich by the side of the road!) and parked up on the verge. We found a very amenable queue had formed in front of the sign - the person behind took a photo of the group in front - and there it continued - brilliant! A great place to visit but you don't need a lot of time there.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 April 2024
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KnitsbyConnie
MA515 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Who would not want to come to the southern most point of the African Continent?
As part of our Gate 1 tour we stopped here after a scenic peninsula drive.
We went to Cape Point, went to the top, walked around. Stopped in the gift shop, came back down and then stopped at Cape of Good Hope spot and walked around the beach area. The View is stunning. And you must take the obligator photo behind the sign. Must see.
Written 16 April 2024
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Miranda Rodrigo
Milton Keynes, UK36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We drove just a few minutes from the Cape Point car park (passing an ostrich by the side of the road!) and parked up on the verge.
We found a very amenable queue had formed in front of the sign - the person behind took a photo of the group in front - and there it continued - brilliant!
A great place to visit but you don't need a lot of time there.
Written 14 April 2024
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LadureeFan
Richmond, VA1,210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We were on a bike tour and stopped here before starting our ride for the day closer to the entrance to the park. Wish we had more time to hike and really absorb the beautiful scenery. Totally worth a visit. The drive to get here, Chapman's Peak Drive, full of beautiful views as well. If you look out over the water, you might see some sea lions sunning on the rocks!
Written 6 April 2024
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Philip C
Nottingham, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Well worth the drive from Cape Town. Spectacular views and even the odd gibbon. Cost a few Rand to get into the park. Stpped off at Boulders Bay penguin sanctuary on the way and had lunch in Simons Town
Written 5 April 2024
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Olive N
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
One of the places I would visit again if I get the chance. You don’t exactly see where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian ocean, I didn’t in any case, but the view is breath taking!
The walk along the cliff offers many chances of admiring the view and taking photos. You could even go down to a beach; the steps to there can be hard on knees, but if you can manage, the closeness to the raging waves is worth it.

If you plan on doing the walk, mornings might be best, you might be able to avoid the heat and the clouds… We walked around noon, and it was rather hot. The walk along the cliff took us about two hours, but we weren’t also the youngest there…

There is an alternative to taking the longer walk along the cliff. You could just walk/ take a cable car to some point, and then take the stairs up to the light house where you will have a comparable view. But you don't have to take the stairs to the light house if you aren't able, you will sill have a wonderful view!
In all case comfortable shoes will make things easier.
Written 31 March 2024
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Malaika H
Sao Paulo, SP7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Now I know where Google, Apple & Amazon take those amazing photos of natural beauty, its REAL and its around the Cape of Good Hope! Simply stunning views but sadly you cannot spend much time there since the wind is literally blowing you away and its hard to stay firm on your feet there. Must go visit, must take the photo by the sign and absorb as much of it as you possibly can for as long as you can handle.

There is a walking path from the Cape of Good Hope to the Cape Point, it is supposedly 1.5 hrs return. However, the wind can be so strong that it makes it hard to actually walk this path without falling (someone from my family did fall twice). And parts of this path are steep and rocky so please be very careful and go with a group. There is zero cel. phone coverage in this area.
Written 15 March 2024
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Patty B
Nashville, TN1,480 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We went with Jarat tours, just my husband and myself. It was a very enjoyable experience. The only problem was all the tour buses that were there. It was very windy and we had to get in a fairly long line just to take our photos near the sign. The views are spectacular, but the wind was intense. We didn’t spend too much time there because it was so windy. Got our photo by the sign, finally.
Written 5 March 2024
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Hatel A
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The view is amazing and it’s one of the most beautiful places I have visited. The tour guide was great and friendly! It was abit of tracking but not to bad
Written 10 February 2024
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Kevin H
Aylesbury, UK304 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
It was an experience, good to tick off the list. Seals enjoyed themselves and the raiIway to the top was good, look out for the three fingers. Worth an hour, no more
Written 23 January 2024
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Ian H
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Only rated it 1 coz i couldnt rate it 0, drove all the way there to discover there.is an entrance fee, not a fair one tho, if I was sth African it was 100 rand, being a foreigner it was 400 each! Absolutely disgusting, nearly $70 Australian to drive 10 minutes to the end and take some photos, they should be ashamed of themselves, turned the car around and drove away, 4 times what sth Africans pay? No wonder they always have their hands out for tips for just doing their jobs, it's a third world economy
Written 21 January 2024
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