A Beautiful View

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Norman on July 31, 2008

Table Mountain is a flat top mountain rising 1086 m (3563 ft) above sea level. It is a great destination for both young and old. The mountain is a prominent site from almost anywhere in Cape Town
There are numerous trails for the avid hiker to walk up the mountain; however, most visitors take the aerial cable car to the top. The car is quite different than most, as it has a floor that rotates 360┬░ as it ascends the mountain. This way, no matter where you stand, you have an equal panoramic view from many different angles looking up the mountain, down to the waterfront and Table Bay, and vistas in each side of the mountain. If you prefer, you may sit or stand in the middle of the cable car and not make the circle.
At the summit there is a the flat plateau with several small trails for walking. As you walk, you will see unusual plant life. You could walk all the trails in about 45 minutes. For your convenience there is a coffer shop, restrooms, and gift shop at the top.
Table Mountain is about a 15 minute taxi ride from the waterfront.
Travel Tip: It can be cold at the top, dress accordingly. During my July, midwinter, visit it was cold due to heavy winds. Of course, there is always the possibility that the cable car will not run due to heavy winds.
For more information:
Table Mountain
Cape Town 7848
Cape Town, Western Cape, 7848
00 27 21 7156136


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