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Cape of Good Hope Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences


  • Aerial view of Cape of Good Hope
  • View from Cape of Good Hope provides stunning scenery while on your South African safari.
  • Cape Point makes for a great photo op while on Cape of Good Hope tours.
  • Cape Point Cape Peninsula

The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula to be experienced on South Africa tours. English sea captain Sir Francis Drake called it “the fairest cape in all the world” and it has maintained special significance to sailors over the years who refer to it simply as “the Cape”. It was given the name Good Hope by a Portuguese explorer because of the optimism associated with the opening of a sea route to India and the East.

The Cape is said to be the home of the legendary Flying Dutchman, a ship crewed by damned sailors who are forced to sail the waters without ever succeeding in rounding the headland. Part of the Cape is located in Table Mountain National Park which is famous for the ‘tablecloth’ of clouds that cover the top of the mountain.

The position of the Cape between two major ocean currents marks the point where a ship begins to travel more eastward than southward. This position also ensures rich and diverse marine life with the east and west coasts contrasting due to differing sea temperatures. Hosting a wide variety of wildlife the Cape is a good spot for bird watching. Chacma baboons have lived in the area for approximately one million years and are the mammals most commonly associated with the Cape of Good Hope.

Rich in maritime history, seeped in culture and considered some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, the Cape of Good Hope is a favourite stop on South Africa tours.

 


 

South Africa Travel Information

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Learn about the history and culture of South Africa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about South Africa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering South Africa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our South Africa tours today!

 

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After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.

 

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Cape of Good Hope

  • Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Victoria Falls (or v.v.)

    This journey takes guests from Pretoria westward to Botswana before crossing the border into Zimbabwe and on to the mighty Victoria Falls. This tour also operates in reverse.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,229
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Secrets of the Cape

    This week-long South Africa holiday focuses on the Mother City, Cape Town, and its surrounds. Discover the many creatures of the Cape, its conflicted history, and larger game on a safari excursion.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,604
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Signature South Africa: Cape Town, Rovos Rail, Kruger & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the magic and splendour of Southern Africa on this 12-day luxury journey of South Africa. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll venture to the Cape Winelands, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a by-gone era with 2 nights spent on-board the elegant Rovos Rail train.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,250
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Southern Africa Extravaganza

    Combining a superb African safari with a trip down the Western Cape, this South Africa travel opportunity takes you to one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town, before ending at spectacular Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,785
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ultimate South Africa

    This luxurious South Africa safari lets you explore both sides of the country, from the vibrant and diverse Western Cape, to the unrivalled national parks and game reserves of the northeast.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 11,254
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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