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Cape Point Flying Dutchman

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.


Our Offer

Free return trip for Cape Town Pass holders



Inside Cape Point National Park Peninsula Western Cape



+27 21 780 9010
+27 21 780 9011


Weather Dependency

This attraction can be used in any weather conditions, however, sunny wind-free days are more enjoyable.


Business Hours

09:00 - 17:30


Normal Ticket Prices

Flying Dutchman Funicular
Morning Adult - R70 return
Afternoon Adult - R80 return
Child - R35 return
Does not include access to the reserve