Table Mountain, Cape Town

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  • Address: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 27-217122337
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, Off Road, View Point, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Adventure, Hill, Neighborhoods , Nature
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About Table Mountain, Cape Town

Table Mountain is an absolutely iconic place in Cape Town. In many ways, this mountain with a flattened top symbolizes the city. The top of the mountain is home to some incredibly amazing views of the area around it.

Whether you wish to take the cable car up the mountain, a visit Table Mountain is a must for any Cape Town visitor. Rich in rare flora and fauna, being on top of the mountain is a once in a life time experience.

There are many trails that take you up the mountain and some are easier than others so be sure to pick one that suits your physical status. You can also choose to take the cable car either up or down the mountain. If you are an adrenaline junkie, however, you can even try abseiling down the mountain which is sure to be a thrilling experience. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cape Town itinerary 2 days.

Table Mountain Information

  • The views are considered to be one of the best in the world. Take your time and enjoy nature in all its glory.
  • You can also ask for a guide who can lead you up the mountain although the trails are well marked and you can find the way up yourself.
  • It is not a good idea to hike up alone. It is better to go with a group or a guide. Stick to the marked paths as it is very easy to get lost.
  • You should also carry windproof/waterproof clothing, plenty of water and sunscreen while climbing. If the weather conditions are bad do not try to climb more.
  • There is a cafe and a souvenir store on top of the Mountain.

How To reach Table Mountain by Public Transport

  • Tafelberg Road

Restaurants Near Table Mountain

  • Pepper Club Restaurant
  • Lolas Cafe, On the Road to....
  • 95 Keerom

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Things to Know Before Visiting Table Mountain

  • 95% of people who visit Cape Town include Table Mountain in their plan

  • 54.16% of people start their Table Mountain visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Table Mountain

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

94.98% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Table Mountain

People normally club together Table Mountain Cableway and Clifton Beaches while planning their visit to Table Mountain.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Table Mountain, Cape Town Reviews

  • Firstly there was no parking. We had to park a 20 minute walk away from the cable cars. Well the line to get the cable cars was so long that we would have had to wait a couple of hours just to get up the mountain. It would have taken even longer to get down on one of the cable cars. I am not sure why there is such a terrible system operating on one of the biggest tourist attractions in South Africa. I am sure the views from the top must be amazing but maybe next time we will just hike up.

  • Lower station of the cable car that brings you to Table Mountain, the queues are so long, we had to wait an hour to get to the top. They need a faster organization. Check the website before going in case it’s closed for strong wind, or queue is too long

  • Best experience I ever had in Cape Town when I visited this place. This is a major sight seeing if your in this city. It’s very crowded and always. Buying ticket online is always best option to beat the queue. Very friendly and charming staffs. Best view of cape town city, lions head, signal hill. Highly recommend to visit this place. At the top there are 3 plateau walks. Dessie is my favorite it’s offer best views of north, West & south. Agma plateau will give you 360 views of Cape Town and cape peninsula. Skies are very close to your eyes so amazing.

  • Absolutely amazing views. The sunset ticket was definitely worth it 👌🏽 If you are visiting you should definitely set aside some time to walk across the whole mountain. The views change as you go further in your walk. By the time you reach the other side of the mountain the sun is setting creating the perfect scene for a beautiful evening picnic. If you are more adventurous, there are other trails you can follow on the mountain for a more rugged experience.

  • Amazing views. Things to do. The only thing is it is truly worth the time to book a ticket for the cable cart online. Even in low season the lines for online and purchase when you arrive are extraordinarily different. Also if you park at the bottom of the hill the courtesy bus is really easy to get to the top.

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