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Overview
CCape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park; a declared Natural World Heritage Site is situated at the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town. It encompasses 7 750 hectares of flora and fauna; is abound with buck, baboons and Cape Mountain Zebra as well as over 250 species of birds. Cape Point falls within the southern section of Table Mountain National Park. The natural vegetation of the area, fynbos, comprises the smallest but richest of the world's six floral kingdoms. Access to this historical lighthouse, first completed in 1859 and standing at 286 metres above sea-level is by an exhilarating ride in the wheelchair accessible Flying Dutchman funicular that transfers visitors from the lower station at 127 metres above sea level, to the upper station at 249 metres above sea level. The Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, 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 on-site Two Oceans Restaurant serves world-class mouthwatering meals with unbeatable views over False Bay, while the three curio stores makes sure visitors leave with a memento of their experience.
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