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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
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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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$190.00*
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Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town
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$151.00*
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Silvermine Nature Reserve Hike from Cape Town
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An utter must

I was almost tempted not to do Table Mountain, purely because with it being arguably one of the most recognisable mountains the world, I was expecting a tourist trap. Now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Neil S
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was almost tempted not to do Table Mountain, purely because with it being arguably one of the most recognisable mountains the world, I was expecting a tourist trap. Now obviously, they have a gift shop and a cafe (with good food btw), and there are a shed load of tourists at peak times, but the views at the top... More 

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cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Check the weather, take plenty of water, put on clothes in layers. Climb the face, have a great lunch at the restaurant at the top... Cheat by returning to the bottom by cable car!!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Table Mountain as part of our trip to Africa and it was amazing!! It was a last ditch effort to squeeze one more thing in before our early afternoon flight so we didn't get the opportunity to spend too much time at the top. I wish we had, but circumstances prevented it. We all agree that we... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Table Mountain on my sons 21st birthday. What could be more memorable, including the experience of abseiling down! The views from the top are absolutely stunning and it's easy to lose track of time as you stroll around. Abseil Africa were tremendous, laid back and calm ensuring any early nerves were soon dispelled. Incredible!

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Thank Cathy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must- see in Cape Town. The floor of the cable car rotates to give one a 360 degree view. There are hiking trails abound on top of the mountain which is mostly flat. Grab a latte at the cafe before you descend to head home. You can get there via the Hop on- hop off tour bus or just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens themselves are beautiful and there is lots to see. We climbed table mountain from kirstenbosch and went up the skeleton gorge. The route itself is good fun, initially starting in the forest and then eventually breaking out in to the mountain higher up. As you would expect, great views once you break out on to the mountain. It... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of best place on earth , cable car ride , great sea view combination urban and natural view don't miss this at all instead of day tour bus I would recommend to go privately you may fall in love with place and you may want spend whole day there , they have great restaurant and café too

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we decided to hike up and then ride down. The hike up took 2.5 hours, the majority of which is pretty steep. As others have said, wear sunscreen, bring lots of water, and you might need an extra layer when you hit the shady part at the top. Id recommend hiking boots or something with good tread. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A true natural wonder - highly recommend to anyone in Cape Town. Make sure to get there early to get past the cable car crowds!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early, bring sunscreen and a light jacket, and plan at least a couple hours here. Enjoy dining outside to truly enjoy the experience. The gondola moves slowly around, so every standing position has an opportunity to get a 360 degree view.

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