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Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The mountain in the middle of Cape Town offers many hikes and magnificent views in all directions.
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“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Cape Town on a gorgeous sunny winter's day only to be told the weather was going to take a turn for the worse the next day and stay that way for the rest of our time here! So despite being exhausted from 24 hours of travel from London we rushed over to the cable car by taxi. Upon arrival the ticket kiosk kindly refunded the online tickets which I had bought on line in advance to save a couple of dollars which were for the following morning and we bought two new ones. The wait was not long as July is low season here. The cable car rotates as you glide smoothly up in 4.5 minutes to the top so everyone on board gets a 360 degree look! Even my hubby who is not keen in heights was fine as it is so smooth and fast. The views at the top are spectacular. Each turn brings a new view, a different rock, a small Dassie (cute African rodent!) or various trails you can chose from. We were up there from 4 pm - 5:45 pm (last car goes down at that time) and the sunset was fantastic. There is also a great cafe with full coffee/tea/hot chocolate and food/snacks plus gift shop. Do not leave Cape Town without going up the mountain!! You will never regret it ! Please note that the cable car closes on July 28th until August 10th for annual maintenance. Also dogs are allowed because we saw a lovely chocolate lab up there! Wear sensible walking shoes as the pathways are rocky and uneven. Fantastic!!

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“Wait for a sunny day”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

A must when you are in cape town.
Especially if you have a few days.
It will be even a more rewarding view and experience.

Visited June 2014
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Bellevue, Western Australia, Australia
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“on top of the world”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Its been 18 months since our visit but its one experience We will never forgot. The day we arrived in Cape Town the mountain was hidden in a shroud of mist. I was so disappointed. But the next morning a glorious blue sky gave me the view ive waited a lifetime for. We travelled to the top in the cable car, smiling at some brave souls scaling the sides. The view at the top was absolutely breathtaking. Yes it was chilly but who cared. A great warm coffee and some beanies purchased from the souvenir shop fixed that.

Visited August 2013
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“Cape Town, South Africa”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We had great weather on the day we visited. If your an independent traveller, l would recommend visiting early morning before the coaches arrive. The cable car is brilliant as everyone gets a view. Stunning views all round the mountain. Actually visited in 2012.

Visited August 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Just as expected”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Spectacular! The view is stunning and everywhere was clean and well managed, with good safety barriers

Visited July 2014
Thank 23RUN
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