Fun Facts about the Flying Dutchman Funicular

The Flying Dutchman, according to folklore, is a ghost ship that is doomed to sail the oceans forever. The legend of the ghost ship is said to have started in 1641 when a Dutch ship sank off the coast of the Cape of Good Hope. The ship was returning home to Holland after a trip to the Far East.

The Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, is a funicular railway located at Cape Point. The line runs from a lower station at the Cape Point car park, up an incline through dense fynbos to the upper lighthouse. The funicular leaves from the lower station every three minutes, comfortably accommodates 25 passengers per car and can transport 450 persons to the upper lighthouse per hour, making it the ideal way to whisk closer to the lighthouse even during peak times.

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Written by Justine Sampson

 

 

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