I was very disappointed to learn that the usual two week maintenance period for the Table Mountain Cable Car will be FIVE weeks this year, meaning it will be closed during our four days in Cape Town. This is depressing news as we were very excited about visiting the mountain and maybe doing the abseil at the top.
Are there any other reasonable alternatives for viewing the mountain? I know it's possible to hike to the top, but I don't know that our sixty year old parents will want to do a five hour, fairly strenuous hike. How are the hikes on Signal Hill and Lion's Head? Any other thoughts from the Capetonians here?