We’ve put together a series of 12 podcasts to bring the myths, legends and true stories of Cape Point to you, wherever you are.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.