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Table Mountain

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Address: Table Mountain National Park, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)12 426 5000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Hiking
Description: The mountain in the middle of Cape Town offers many hikes and magnificent...
The mountain in the middle of Cape Town offers many hikes and magnificent views in all directions.
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7th Wonder of the World

What can I say about Table Mountain that hasn't already been said about the Swiss Alps, Kilimanjaro, or Everest...it's one of the world's greatest natural wonders! My wife and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

What can I say about Table Mountain that hasn't already been said about the Swiss Alps, Kilimanjaro, or Everest...it's one of the world's greatest natural wonders! My wife and I would argue constantly over who could hike up Table Mountain the quickest. After months of training, we arrived in Cape Town for the trek. From the moment we stepped out... More 

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Guiseley, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Went last Oct as part of tour group.We spent 3 nights in Cape Town. On the day of arrival the mountain was clear as a bell . However the itinerary had us down to visit the next day and unfortunately the mountain was covered off and on with a " table cloth" of drifting clouds. Never the less as a... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

If you're in Cape Town, you obviously have to go to Table Mountain. We went in the winter (July), so it was cold and raining the whole day. There was a lot of fog, but luckily it cleared enough for us to have a few good hours at the top with excellent views. The cable car ticket people kept saying... More 

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Barham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

The cable car is not open every day due to strong winds in Cape Town so be sure to take the first opportunity to ride the cable car up to Table Mountain. It is a fantastic experience, the floor of the car rotates so every one gets a good view and once your at the top the views are amazing.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Hiked up Platteklip Gorge (start just up the road from the cableway station) and reached the top after about 1hr 40min. It's steep, with some big steps, but this is why it's so quick. We came down Skeleton Gorge into Kirstenbosch which was much more dicey - a complete scramble.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Stayed 4 days in cape town and it was only clear 1 of them, which is when we went. If driving to the cable car, keep going right up to the entrance as there is extra parking further along. We went at around noon and found a place very close as people who came early were leaving. Also, there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having waited all week we suddenly had a clear day, book tickets online and it saves lots of time. We were warned by friends to wrap up warm! But it was tropical at the top (we had left the woollies in the car along with our hats) not a breath of wind and amazing visibility. Food and gift shop disappointing... More 

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Fife Scotland
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If it is clear get up the mountain, buy your tickets on line and you avoid the queues at the entrance. Some of the hotels do a shuttle bus service, or you can do it with the Hop On Hop Off bus. Once in the cable car, don't worry about where you strand as it rotates and you get to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you are in Cape Town, then you cannot go back without visiting Table Mountain. Definitely the best place to go to in Cape Town. The views of the ocean and the city are really wonderful from here. The weather plays its part, so check the weather before going and make sure it is open that day.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Fortunately we didn't need to queue as we were at the ticket office at 9.30 am. It was also a perfectly clear day. The cable car whizzes you to the top very fast and rotates as you go so that you can get a 360 degree view. It is all well laid out at the top with clearly marked trails... More 

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