Table Mountain

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The mountain in the middle of Cape Town offers many hikes and magnificent views in all directions.
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HansRaj
Cape Town, South Africa18 contributions
Family
It was a life-changing experience. The spectacular views of the landscape, the entire harbour and the city lights, especially at night created everlasting memories. You get to see Robben Island from the top.

The cable ride up to the top and back was fun. It rotates as it moves, allowing visitors to appreciate the beauty of Table Mountain and get a panoramic view of the city, the harbour surrounded by the sea.

There's also a nice place to get coffee and snacks at the Table Mountain Cafe. Souvenirs can be purchased at the entrance by the cable car station on top.

If you're visiting Cape Town for the first time (like me), it's an absolute necessity to go to Table Mountain.

P.S: if you're want to save some bucks, try to go in the afternoon. The cable car ride is cheaper.
Written May 15, 2022
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Fuaddxb
Dubai, United Arab Emirates71 contributions
Family
Table mountain. First of all book tickets on line with the only company assigned to do the booking - you'll find it on your google search. This gets you in without queuing and straight to the front. It was perfect for us we went up about 45 mins before sunset enough time to see the place in day light and in good time to watch the most spectacular sunset, and we have seen a few around the world. This place is the natural world at its' most beautiful. The lift gets you up at 10m/second approx cors 3000ft plus. We got a return ticket which means we get the lift back down. If you buy one way you walk back down on the well paved trail which I rekon must take at least a couple of hours so leave yourself time to do it in day light. We saw people climbing the mountain without ropes as well. Once up there is the observation deck and spectacular views of the ocean. Ticket is valid for one trip for 7 days. For tourists the price is more than locals - fair enough for family of 4 of 2 adults and 2 children under 18s are considered kids the cost is about Rand 900 approx US$60. I assure you if you knew in advance what the experience was going to be then you would pay double that.

Written February 23, 2020
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DumbaMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia89 contributions
The lines to get in are VERY long. I would recommend booking tickets online, then arriving well before the opening time to queue (first entrance is 0750-0800). Otherwise you will wait in line for around 2 1/2 hours like we did. The cable car is quite spectacular going up and coming down, and has a rotating floor, so no position inside is better than the others. At the top, the cafe is busy, but worth a stop, and the views are spectacular. You need to block out half a day to do this visit, just in case of queues.
Written February 11, 2020
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Kim
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
Couples
A visit to Table Mountain is of course a must when in Cape Town, yes there’s the cable car (when it’s not windy) but for a really memorable experience go for a hike, like we did!

There’s many routes to choose from (just ask Google!), thankfully the lovely concierge team (Feroz & Tashwin) at our hotel (One&Only) recommended that we go with a guide as the routes aren’t obviously marked. David, the hotel’s recreation manager and also qualified tour guide with the South African tourist board was more than happy to assist.

He gave us a few options; Platteklip Gorge (the most common/classic route) or India Venster… a much better view and a bit more adventurous he said… well he wasn’t wrong, on both counts! The way the route scales up Table Mountain means you get a phenomenal view of the city all the down past Camps Bay for a large majority of the incline. Simply stunning!

As for the adventure.. it was incredible (but not one for the faint hearted if there’s wind, like some parts of our morning!) Think steep rock and crevices, thankfully there’s chains and stapels to help the more difficult parts. You do need a bit of upper body strength to pull yourself up though, it’s a full body workout but such an incredible experience!

We couldn’t have done it without David though, he was SO knowledgeable of the mountain terrain, where to place our hands for maximum grip and which footholds to use.

We’d planned to take the cable car down but due to the winds it wasn’t operating so we had no option but to hike down. Luckily David had preempted this based on the morning weather and had packed extra water & snacks. What a legend! All refuelled, we hiked down Platteklip Gorge which is literally step after step of rock and the view shielded in large parts by the valley (must be worse on your quads going up and with your back to the view). So all in all, I’d highly recommend a good guide (David from O&O) and the India Venster route for a memorable Table Mountain experience!
Written April 9, 2022
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Alison H
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
Family
What could have been a complicated and challenging morning visitingTable Mountain with my Mum who is in her 80’s and on crutches - turned out to be a fantastic experience with staff at both the lower and upper able stations going above and beyond to help make the trip both up and down the mountain seamless. We purchased fast track tickets, but we’re also given special access to a parking spot and use of elevators. Everyone was extremely thoughtful and friendly. Thank you!!
Written July 15, 2022
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,219 contributions
Hiking up and down Table Mountain is a wonderful experience. Very different from hiking in the Alps or Himalayas, as the area has a special ecosystem with unique vegetation and animals.

I took the contour trail from Kloof Corner, which starts at Tafelberg road. On foot, it is just 15 minutes away (southeast) from the saddle at Kloof Nek. On the way I saw many differents kinds of flowers and especially beautifully colored lizards. The trail follows the contours of the mountain until it goes up rather steeply to Platteklip gorge.

Reaching the plateau can be a bit disappointing at first, as suddenly there are many people around who came by cable car. Anyway, the table is large enough, so the crowds spread out.

Keep in mind that from the Cable car station to MacLear's beacon is 3 km. It is pretty flat and easy to walk. The trail through Platteklip gorge ends/starts about midway the plateau. I spent about one hour on the plateau and took 5 hours to hike up and down to the saddle at Kloof Nek. I found the way down more tiring than going up. I am 67, but fit.
Written November 18, 2021
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GundaJohannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa111 contributions
was spectacular, despite the 1 1/2 long queue, and we had booked tickets online. This is such a slick operation, we parked halfway up the mountain and from there caught a bus which was included in the price.
The turning cable car is great, everybody gets a full view. To look at CT from up there is simply overwhelming, there is so much to see. For the very adventurous people (not Me) there is even abseiling.
An unforgettable experience
Written February 17, 2020
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vtmp
Houston, TX70 contributions
Couples
One of a thing you must. Took the cable car and walked the small round. It is amazing. It’s stunning and the fog of this time of the year adding very beautiful photographs. Go early cuz it could get crowded and the fog might obstructing the view when later.
Written April 16, 2022
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Steve
London, UK776 contributions
Couples
The first thing to say about Table mountain is to keep an eye on the weather conditions as it can change quickly. If you know you have a clear day or even part day my advice is to go and make the most of it. Whilst we were in Cape Town the table cloth covered the mountain on numerous days.

We travelled up table mountain via the hop on hop off bus route and then the cable car, which I have reviewed separately. There are also hiking routes which many people were taking on the day we went up.

Once up the mountain you will find numerous pathways to explore each leading to a great photo opportunity. The pathways become less obvious the farther you venture from the cable car station but are still worth exploring.

There are many interesting flowers and plants to observe and look out for the Dassies.

There is a gift shop, cafe and toilet facilities at the top, shade is in short supply though so be prepared on hot busy days if you need to queue for the cable car down.

Climbing table mountain, however you do it is a must do whilst in Cape Town.
Written July 23, 2020
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Wanderlushhhh
St. Andrews, UK444 contributions
No visit to Cape Town or South Africa actually is complete without a visit to Table Mountain. Just the most amazing views of the city, False Bay, the Cape Peninsula. My advice is to go for Sunset, but due to availability of Uber or busses to get there, plan to arrive about 90 mins before sunset to ensure you get a Cable Car to the top in time. At the top there is a cafe, concrete pathways to walk around the whole area and lots of platforms to capture that view. So easy to sit and chill for hours.
Written March 7, 2020
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