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  • Address: Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
  • Hours: Open Daily. Cableway runs from 8am - 7pm (last tram departs at 6pm)
  • Admission: R170 for cableway

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Table Mountain and Cableway

If you're visiting Cape Town, Table Mountain is a must-see. Whether you choose to hike or drive to its flat-topped summit (hence the name) or take the Aerial Cable Way, you'll be treated to spectacular views of the city, Devil's Peak and Lion's Head.

Once you're at the top, there a 3 different walking paths to take: the 15-minute Dassie Walk, the 30-minute Agama Walk (providing you with a panomramic view of Cape Town and the peninsula), and the Klipspringer Walk, which ends above Platteklip Gorge. All of these provide you with plenty of photo opportunities, especially if you are into animals; rock hyrax, porcupines, mongooses and more live on the mountain, as well as some poisonous snakes (don't be afraid, just be careful).

Given that you'll be visiting a mountain, much of the activities involve taking advantage of Table Mountain's geographic features. In addition to hiking, Table Mountain's Back Table hides the Wynberg Caves, a series of sandstone tunnels. If you're into rock climbing, this is a fun destination, though stick to traditional climbing (no bolting is allowed). For the bold, abseiling (rappelling) is available at the upper cable station.

Practical Info

The aerial cable is a 5-minute ride from the Lower Cable Station (15 minutes south from the City Centre along Taflenberg Rd.), giving you a majestic shot of the city and the peninsula. Once you've disembarked at the Upper Cable Station, you can either head to an abseiling vendor or continue on to explore the mountain. Or you can stop for lunch - The Table Mountain Cafe is an excellent self-serve restaurant with pizza, gourmet burgers and more.

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Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town, Cape Town, null
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Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Following the famous Smuts Track to the Table Top, walkers walk through flower-strewn fynbos and past waterfalls and frog-filled streams, enjoying sensational ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.00
Private Cape Town City Tour Including Table Mountain Walk, Cape Town, Walking Tours
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Private Cape Town City Tour Including Table Mountain Walk

A splendid way to get to know the Mother City intimately, starting with a hike on the geographical formation which guards her – Table Mountain. The walk ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $214.33
Cape Town City and Constantia Wine Route Private Day Tour, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Cape Town City and Constantia Wine Route Private Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

This full-day private tour lets you see Cape Town's major historical buildings, the botanical gardens, beaches, Table Mountain, Signal Hill, and taste wine in ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $264.60
Silvermine Nature Reserve Hike from Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Silvermine Nature Reserve Hike from Cape Town

Walkers who want to enjoy a classic mountain hike with all the big views but don’t want to walk up Table Mountain will find the mountains of the Silvermine ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Flexible

From USD $151.00
Twelve Apostles to Sandy Bay Hike in Cape Town, Cape Town, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Twelve Apostles to Sandy Bay Hike in Cape Town

This superb hike takes you along Table Mountain's famous Twelve Apostle Peaks, a comfortable, mostly gentle, flat walk following the upper reaches of the lower ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.00
Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip, Cape Town, Walking Tours
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 112 Reviews

See Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, and then head into town to see the city highlights up close with an expert guide. After descending from South ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.42
Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Hike to the peak of stunning Table Mountain on this 4-hour tour in Cape Town and enjoy breathtaking city, coast and countryside views! Led by a friendly local ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.26
Cape Point Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Hiking & Camping
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Cape Point Tour from Cape Town

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Enjoy a scenic drive of the Cape Peninsula taking you all the way to the most South Western tip of Africa, the mythical meeting place of the Atlantic and ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.84
Full-Day Best of Cape Town Private Tour, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Full-Day Best of Cape Town Private Tour

Discover Cape Town, Cape Town City, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Winelands all in one day in a private vehicle with your very own tour guide. Your tour guide ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Flexible

From USD $362.88
Private Hiking Tour of Table Mountain, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Hiking Tour of Table Mountain

A hike up Table Mountain is a wonderful adventure not to be missed when you are in Cape Town. The mountain rises over one thousand meters from sea level and ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.36

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