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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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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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Vancouver Island, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Being 65+, I must be a bit more selective, but hiking up Table Mountain was for me an unforgettable experience. The views of the city below, and the ocean beyond, are awesome. Entering the Gorge, a young man was playing an xylophone, who's spellbound echo's could be heard from several hundred meters away while bouncing off the rock walls above.... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Table Mountain is truly unique. It is well worth the long wait to get to the top. The only negative is that it is growded when you dive there as parking was very difficult to find. Once up the mountain though, the view is breathtaking!

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Houten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The view from the Table Mountain is unforgettable. Impressive environment that makes you aware of the unique location. The mountain ridges that extend to Cape of Good Hope, where Indian Ocean and Atlantic meet. Be aware that you need quite an amount of patience to stand in the queue for the tickets. If you want to avoid that, remember to... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I don't necessarily visit "must-go" attractions when I'm traveling but I'm really glad I did Table Mountain. The view is spectacular up there and I don't think any photos can quite express it. It was very enjoyable to walk around and you can easily spend 2-3 hours there. Go check the official website before you go there, it is closed... More

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

What a view, what an experience. Went for the first time 33 years ago as a kid and the magic hasn't faded although the experience has become more commercial. Still highly recommended for the whole family!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

If you are slightly fit you can easily walk up Table Mountain. You will enjoy the spectacular views even more after a stimulating hike up the mountain. At the top the views are spectacular. The cable car ride down is equally awesome.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Despite the 2-hour line (happened to be a Sunday on a beautiful October day, just after a local discount coupon had been in the newspaper and all the locals decided to visit), the 360-degree moving floor in the cable car gave us a panoramic view of the Cape Town area as we ascended to Table Mountain. After reaching the summit,... More

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