Both locals and visitors alike fall in love with Table Mountain at first sight, and this love affair lasts forever. Even if you have lived in the city all your life, you may not have gone up the mountain in a while.
To remind you what you are missing, and show visitors what they can expect, here are a few quick facts on this iconic landmark…
• Parking can be found near the Lower Cable Station on Tafelberg Road, which runs off Kloof Nek Road in the City Bowl. Other popular access points include Signal Hill and Newlands Forest.
• Temperatures on the mountain are about 6 degrees C colder than on the ground, but it can get warm if you are walking or hiking. Bring a warm top and a hat, and don’t forget to bring water, too.
• Food and drink can be enjoyed at the restaurant at the top of the cable station, which also acts as a rest stop and viewing point.
Things to Do on Table Mountain
A visit to Table Mountain offers the chance to enjoy some of the most incredible views in the city, as well as various plants, birds and animals. Look out for the ever-present dassies (rock rabbits) that are often seen here. Some things to do on the mountain include the following:
1. Celebrate your birthday. Head up the mountain with a free return trip on the cable car to celebrate your birthday in style.
2. Go on a free guided nature walk. Short guided walks start from the Twelve Apostles Terrace on the hour from 09h00 to 15h00.
3. Get your photo taken. Have your picture taken at one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, so that you can say you’ve been there and done that.
4. Take the kids on an adventure. Two kids get to travel free with each adult return ticket purchased over weekends, public and school holidays.
5. Take a hike. There are many great hiking trails throughout the mountain – remember to travel in groups of four or more, and always have a leader who knows the area well.
Find out more about opening times, cable car trips, weather and activities by visiting www.TableMountain.net.