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“Clean City”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Clean City”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I love to visit Cape Town. It is clean and friendly. I only have one complaint and that is the high cost of food in Restaurants, Sadly tourist are being overcharged at every opportunity.. not good for tourism to this beautiful country.

Visited July 2014
Thank Stan K
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Astoria, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I took a small tour bus (African Eagle tours) to see Cape of Good Hope and am so glad I did! We had great views and great photos. Be prepared for a line at the sign for Cape of Good Hope. It moves quickly and people were patient and friendly, which helped with the wait. It's also worth your time to go over to Cape Point and do the climb (or take the cable car up) to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is not very exciting, but the views sure are!

Visited July 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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610 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Breath taking views”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth the 1+ hour drive from the City Centre. Nature at its best. Scenic drive along the Atlantic Ocean and a short steep funicular ride brings you to the lighthouse at the peak. Magnificent views of the ocean, craggy cliffs and awesome surf. The drive around the Nature Reserve yielded encounters with a family of baboons, 6 ostriches and a herd of antelopes.
Be very careful not to snack indiscriminately! You might attract the fearsome baboons and it pays to remember that they are as strong as six men.

2 Thank nsl115
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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dias is spectacular”
Reviewed 20 July 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Rewarding”
Reviewed 19 July 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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