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Bonne Espérance

Bonne Espérance (South Africa)

Practical information on Bonne Espérance

  • Family
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Unesco World Heritage
  • Essential
4 / 5 - 3 reviews
How to get there
Less than two hours from Cape Town by car
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Bonne Espérance

David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

The world famous Cape of Good Hope lies right at the very bottom of the African continent and is easy to reach by road from Cape Town.

My suggestion:
Don't forget to get a photo of yourself standing in front of the large sign displaying the words "Cape of Good Hope".
My review

The Cape of Good Hope – Africa's version of Cape Horn – is THE essential place for tourists to visit in South Africa.

Though lying right at the southern extreme of a national park inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage, it is not actually the most southerly point in Africa. This honour instead goes to Cape Agulhas, located right at the very tip of the continent. Nevertheless, the Cape of Good Hope wins the battle where world fame is concerned. I strongly recommend you visit here and experience the feeling of being at the very end of the world. And you absolutely must take advantage of the numerous hiking trails and admire the wonderful panoramic views. All in all, you'll enjoy a wonderful day out here.

At the Cape of Good Hope
Blandine Collenot Seasoned Traveller
13 written opinions

A legendary place at Africa's tip.

My suggestion:
Take the time to explore the reserve and pose for a photo by the famous sign.
My review
The Cape of Good Hope, even if it isn't Africa's most southern point (that's Cape Agulhas a bit further east) is on the world's edge; a place where many have wanted to stand. It's a highlight of any family vacation or trip with friends, as you pose for a photo beside its famous sign. You feel like a daredevil explorer whose battled their way through these turbulent seas. If you head inland a bit, you can clamber up the rocks and get an amazing panoramic view.
In front of the legendary sign!
Nina Montagné Seasoned Traveller
153 written opinions

Famous mythical cape situated at the southern tip of South Africa.

My suggestion:
Go diving in search of old wrecks!
My review

It is here that the tides of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. The opposing currents of the two oceans sometimes create storms that are sadly notorious in the maritime world.

Today, the famous peninsula of the Cape of Good Hope has become a natural reserve that daily welcomes many busloads of tourists who come to tread upon the ground of the famous mythical cape.

Like most travellers staying in South Africa, I went to Cape Point. In other words, I went to the tip of the rocky peninsulato the tip of the Cape of Good Hope. Despite the crowds of tourists, it is a rather magical place: a stroll at the world's end, where you may come across some penguins! Not to be missed.

Cape of Good Hope
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