Cape Point, Cape Town

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Take a tour of Cape Point, a dramatic seaside promontory and part of Table Mountain National Park, known for its scenic landscape and hiking trails. The narrow coastline, discovered in 1488 by Bartholomeu Dias, became famous as the birthplace of the "Flying Dutchman" legend. A bird-watching paradise, the area shelters more than 200 species, including the African penguin, as well as a variety of other creatures like Chacma baboon, fallow deer, whales, and the elusive Cape mountain zebra. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Cape Town holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cape Point and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • They probably become a tourist as a child. You don't have a passport yet, you don't have money, but you have an imagination that is fed by books, and now all kinds of content from the Internet. The... 
    They probably become a tourist as a child. You don't have a passport yet, you don't have money, but you have an imagination that is fed by books, and now all kinds of content from the Internet. The...  more »
  • The edge of the continent. Cool! The lineup to get in was only about 5 cars deep and the line moved pretty quickly. At the sign marking the location of Cape Point, the one where everybody poses... 
    The edge of the continent. Cool! The lineup to get in was only about 5 cars deep and the line moved pretty quickly. At the sign marking the location of Cape Point, the one where everybody poses...  more »
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  • A legendary place worth the trip. Park admission fee is steep at over R350 per adult but the chance to be there is once in a lifetime for most people so it’s worth it. Lots to see and do and areas to hike and explore including an overnight hiking option that would have been great to know about. Baboons come out in force near sunset so be careful with them.
  • Important tips. It’s quite expensive for non South African residents check the prices before you go The restaurant at the time of review had. O alcohol. It was due to their license Be aware of baboons! I saw one enter the shop and steal two bags of chips. Take the Funicular up and down. Don’t waste your time walking and it’s cheap. Best time to go is weekdays Make sure to also check out the other roads along the beach. The Cape of good hope is not just the lighthouse. The road the to the beach has a lot of big wildlife.

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