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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I travelled to table mountain a month ago. While it was cold, the views were really good, the cable car is fun to travel on, and the wildlife on the top of the mountain is also cool.

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you get to Table Mountain on a clear day, the views are absolutely breathtaking. I got lucky and had the most amazing weather. Buy your tickets for the gondola online in advance - they're good for 14 days after the date you choose to go up Table Mountain (in case of bad weather) and you can skip the lines... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Did the skeleton gorge hike from the back of the mountain. Was a really hot day - didn't bring enough water, but the brit couple I met on way up and me enjoyed the pitchers of beer in the restuarant! This is a 5 hour hike, not too steep, but after a 1/3rd of the way up almost no cover.... More

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Pakse, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you're up for the challenge, take the hike. It's a moderate to severe hike straight up and down, but the sense of accomplishment at the top + the views = one of my favorite experiences ever.

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Upington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We have been there before but this time we spend more time walking around and having fun, the day was not so cold or windy like other visits. My eldest son was so impressed ( was his first time up) that I almost have to close his mouth. After two hours we reluctantly came down because we have other places... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Table Mountain is one of the mountains encicling the bay. It is hugely prominent on tthe horizon, and easily accessible by gondola (not so easy by hiking up). It can be a little cool at the top, but there are good trails and great views in all directions.

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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiful view of the city and ocean.Cable car ride is memorable.Very relaxing,you can walk for 2-3 hours easily and every step is with a view.

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Vancouver, Bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Cape Town is a spectacular city, and what better way to see it than from Table Mountain. It does get windy on top (we were there in early winter) so dress up and wear sensible shoes as the paths are quite rocky and uneven. The views are amazing though, and as the clouds drift in and out, the vistas constantly... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely majestic. A wonderful experience. The views are out of this world. Anyone visiting Cape Town would be mad not to put this top of their itinerary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a place! With the option of taking the cable car up, or trekking part of the mountain, it is still one of the best signs that you have to witness. Only advice would be to ring a head and make sure that the cable cars are in operation, as some days (due to the wind) they do not run... More

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