Cape Point & The Flying Dutchman Funicular

The Flying Dutchman Funicular travels on a railroad on Cape Point, providing a novel and exciting way to travel and see the sights. From the bottom station, you will journey through dense foliage and fynbos to the upper lighthouse.

With 40 passengers per car and a length of 585m, you can always pitch up in large groups as you reach a height of 87m. At the lighthouse on the summit, you will be rewarded with simply breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The most recommended time to visit is at sunrise or sunset where the landscape turns into a surreal vista of beauty and charm. While it is reasonably far out from the city centre, there is so much to see along the way. Truly a drive to savour!

2018-2019 Rates:

Funicular tickets

Return Ticket R80 R35 R40
One way R65 R25

*Child: 6-16 years; children under 6 ride free; all children must be accompanied by an adult
** Pensioner: 60+ must show identification to receive pensioner rate

Cape of Good Hope Entry

South Africans (with ID) R76 R39
SADC Nationals R152 R76
International Visitors R303 R152

* Adult: 12 years+  ** Child: 2-11 years


  • 40 passengers per car, a length of 585m and a height of 87m
  • Incredible drive to Cape Point
  • Amazing views from the summit at the lighthouse