The Cape of climbs

The Funicular Trams

A tough trip to the top

In 1877, the lighthouse keeper at the Cape Point lighthouse began to keep a visitor’s book. The objective was partly for his own records and amusement, and partly to reward those who had made the arduous trip.

20 Days, 20 Deals at Cape Point

The funicular turns 20 in less than a month and to celebrate, we’re doing giveaways, discounts, freebies, and loads of deals. Between 26 November and 16 December early birds at Cape Point will be rewarded.

Heritage Day funicular promotion

In the spirit of Heritage Day, we’re in the mood to give you some freebies.

Cape Point Winter Special

Keep the winter chills at bay with Cape Point’s mid-year specials (1 June to 31 July 2016) where two kids (aged 6 -16) ride free on the Flying Dutchman Funicular when an adult return ticket is bought for R58. Head up to the lighthouse and enjoy 360-degree land and sea views – if you’re lucky, you may even spot a whale or two. Pop into the Lighthouse 5 store (at the top funicular station) or the Logo Store (at the parking lot) and you’ll receive a free Cape Point placemat and coaster set with every purchase over R400.

Thebe Tourism Group Now 100% Owner Of Cape Point Concession

CAPE TOWN, November 2015 – Thebe Tourism Group (TTG) today announced that it is now the sole owner of the Cape Point Concession having bought the remaining 49.9% share from Murray & Roberts, TTG previously held a 50.1% stake.

Specials galore at Cape Point during SANParks Week

Free entry at the gate, wild flowers in bloom and funicular specials are just some of the reasons Cape Point visitors will want to celebrate during the 10th annual SANParks Week, which runs from Monday 14 to Saturday 19 September.

7 of the world’s best funicular rides

It’s no surprise that we at Cape Point are big fans of funiculars, with our own Flying Dutchman Funicular lifting thousands of people up to the famous views overlooking Cape Point and leading the way to the old Cape Point Lighthouse high above the sea.

Exploring Cape Point with the whole family

It’s safe to say that at Cape Point, we love kids as much as they love us. And it’s hardly surprising – there’s a mythical charm that enshrouds Cape Point, which makes it a fascinating place to explore, and a happy hunting ground for youngsters and the young at heart.