Table Mountain

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by bokcrazy on February 12, 2003

This world-renown icon lies within the new Cape Peninsula National Park and forms a dramatic backdrop to the city. Take the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to get to the top (if you're not feeling energetic enough for one of the several steep walks up). The cableway runs every day (weather permitting). The mountain offers something for everyone -- magnificent views, hiking, serious rock climbing, incredible botany, birding, geology, and for the thrill seekers, absailing and paragliding.

The cable car is operational different times of the day. From February 1st to April 30th the first car up is 8:30am, the last car up at 7:30pm, and the last car down at 8:30pm.

If you figure on walking one way and riding the other, the cost for an adult is R50 (about US$5.50), a return ticket is R95. Children and seniors can get a return ticket for R50, while toddlers ride free.

If you're lucky you'll get to see the mountain both with and without its well-known "tablecloth" -- the nickname for cloud that often seems to hang down much of the mountain.

Table Mountain
Cape Town 7848
Cape Town, Western Cape, 7848
00 27 21 7156136

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