There is only one rule while visiting Cape Town. When Table Mountain is open, you go up!
The mysterious blanket of clouds and strong winds make it often impossible to go to the top. Since this is the number one must see in Cape Town, stop whatever you’re doing and go!
Table Mountain is one of the new 7 wonders of nature and rightfully so. This iconic landmark is loved by Capetonians and tourists alike. While it looks like a barren rock from afar, Table Mountain National Park is home to about 2.200 species of plants en 1470 species of flowers, many of which endemic to Table Mountain. On the mountain you’ll find cute dassies. Don’t be fooled by their cuddly appearance. They’ve got sharp teeth! From the top of the mountain you’ll have spectacular views of the city with V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town stadium, the ocean, the 12 Apostles mountain range, Robben Island and Lion’s Head.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
The fastest and easiest way to get to the top is the cable car. Since 1929 over 22 million people took this breathtaking scenic trip.
Buy your tickets on line in advance on www.tablemountain.net.
Here you’ll find operating times, prices and well, everything else you need to know.
It is said that there is a different trail to the top of the mountain for every day of the year. Easy hikes for casual strollers and difficult ones, for example the one with the telling name Skeleton Gorge, for more experiences hikers. Most hiking trails are free, for some a conservation fee must be paid.
Make sure you are well prepared when venturing on the mountain. We’re still talking about a wild environment. Don’t hike alone, wear strong hiking shoes, wear a head, use sunscreen, bring water, food and a rain coat.
It is more safe to hike the mountain with an experienced guide.
You’re on top of the mountain, now step off. For adrenaline junkies a spectacular way to complete their visit to Table Mountain is an abseil into pure vertical space.