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One Way Ticket - Up Voucher

Cape Town, Cape Point

Purchase your Ticket online! You can then skip the Ticket queue by printing or scan via mobile device upon arrival at Cape Point.

Activity Description

Apart from offering visitors an exciting and novel method of travel, taking the Flying Dutchman funicular saves visitors an uphill walk from the car park to see the old lighthouse and enjoy the panoramic views.

The Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, is a funicular railway located at Cape Point. It is believed to be the only commercial funicular of its type in Africa, and takes its name from the local legend of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship.

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 40 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.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenThis service is available all year round.
WhereCape Point Car Park
WeatherThis service is not weather dependent.
What to WearBring something warm with you as the Cape weather is unpredictable. Also wear comfortable walking shoes so that you can go and explore the surrounds.
Things to BringBe sure to bring your camera, sunglasses, a hat and some sunscreen.
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed, only paying guests on the funicular. Non paying guests are welcome to wait in the car park.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsOne way ticket on the Flying Dutchman
ExclusionsFood and drinks


Quick Facts
Length of track: 585 metres
Height: 87 metres
Maximum Steepness: 16%
Cars: 2
Capacity: 40 passengers per car; 450 persons per hour
Configuration: Single track with passing loop
Travel time: 3 minutes each way
Traction: Electricity

Customer Reviews

Service is slick and simple. Simple basics are done well. ?? - Trevor Puley

Staff very friendly and helpful, the cabin was clean and in good condition. I personally was grateful it was running as the climb is quite steep in places. - Ken Meiring

We had a wonderful time! And the service was outstanding! I bought the tickets online and put in the wrong date. The assistance I received in order to correct the date was great! As a result, my family and I ended up really enjoying our time there. We will definitely return. Keep up the great service! - Marthe Badibanga-Mania

The only thing l can review is the QUEUE to try and get into the Cape Point. When we booked our funicular tickets online at no point did it say to allow 2-3 hours for traffic into the reserve or that there is no parking. Personally a shambolic mess! There should be a parking lot near the road and shuttle buses to the Cape Point. After 2,5 hrs in the queue as they were not allowing anyone in due to parking situation , we gave up, so we never got to use our funicular tickets. VERY UNSATISFACTORY and not well controlled. Instead we went to Jonkershuis and had a lovely lunch. - traceylee hayes

Unfortunately could not experience it due to load shedding. Waited for hours hoping for the power to return but it never did. Regards Ryan - Ryan Justin Coetsee

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