Apart from offering visitors an exciting and novel method of
travel, taking the Flying Dutchman funicular saves visitors a
long uphill walk from the car park to see the old lighthouse and
enjoy the panoramic views.
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 line has the following technical parameters:
Length: 585 metres
Height: 87 metres
Maximum Steepness: 16%
Capacity: 40 passengers per car; 450 persons per hour
Configuration: Single track with passing loop
Travel time: 3 minutes