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Table Mountain

Table Mountain National Park, South Africa
+27 (0)12 426 5000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Activities: Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The mountain in the middle of Cape Town offers many hikes and magnificent views in all directions.
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IJsselstein, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

When you're in Cape Town and the weather is good enough, first go up Table Mountain, since you never know what the weather will be like later that day or the next day! You can take the red tourist bus to go to the cable station. (The bus is even more nice than expected.) Table mountain is a must do... More

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Leopoldsburg, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

If you go to Cape Town this is one of the things you must have seen. See that you book your ticket online to avoid long waiting lines. Get up there 1st day weather allows you, you never know what its going to be like the next day, so you might miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

In good weather is the plateu over Cape Town a great point to get a wiew of the coast and harbour and the inland too. Be early or book tickets ahead if you dont want to wait for a looong time for the cableway

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Zürich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I've been hiking up table mountain a couple of times (Platteklip Gorge) and can only recommend anyone who is up to it to do that. It's not an easy hike, and you will need good walking shoes, sunscreen, water, a shirt to change into once up, rain gear if there is any chance for rain, and a map, plus some... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Loved the view from top - panoramic! Wait til clouds roll in and out. Kinda like being on the moon at times. Used Hop On Bus - ideal quick transport. Disliked - Please don't don't feed the wild life. Just admire and let them be! Some folks want to tame them by hand feeding with human food - not cool... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

this is the most incredible atraction of Cape Town. The view from the mountaintop is beautiful... It's a perfect place for hiking...the vegetation is nice and the rock formations are interesting.. you can't stop checking awesome pictures... amazing :) :) :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You can not visit Cape Town and not go up Table Mountain. The view from the top is spectacular. If you are able, I would suggest walking up the mountain and going down using the cable car. The walk can be done at a relative pace of 2-3 hours. Take the first route on the left of the cable car... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My sister and I hiked up Table Mountain through Platklip Gorge. It took us 2 hours to reach the top and 80 minutes (fast pace) down. It is a wonderful hiking trail with the most beautiful scenery all the way to the top. It is a safe hike .. even by yourself - lots of other hikers from all over... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It frames the city very well - and the Cable car up the mountain at one end of it is great - but steep and scary.

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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very well organised trip up by rotating cable car. Unfortunately, the cloth was on and we couldn't see a thing from the top. As we were driving hem the cloud had lifted and so we did see Table Mountain in its full glory.

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