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Table Mountain and Cableway
Table Mountain is a must-see for all Cape Town visitors. The panoramic views from the top of its 3,563-foot (1,086-meter) peak are well worth the climb—though you won’t have to break a sweat thanks to the mountain’s two cableways, each with a revolving car ferrying passengers to the summit. Once at the top, a series of hiking trails show off Table Mountain National Park’s geographic features, while daredevils can test their mettle by rappelling from the upper cable station.

The Basics
Gazing down at Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain is an iconic experience. Just about every Cape Town city tour includes a trip to the top of Table Mountain, and the aerial cableway is included in the Cape Town City Pass. If you’re pressed for time, opt for a private tour with skip-the-line access to the Table Mountain cableway, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can challenge yourself with a guided hike up the mountain (and a sweat-free cable car ride back down). 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Table Mountain is a must-see for all first-time visitors to Cape Town.
  • Without skip-the-line access, in peak season (December to April) be prepared to wait in line for as long as an hour for a cableway ticket.
  • Note that the cableway doesn’t operate in strong wind.
  • Take something warm to wear, as it’s significantly chillier on the mountain than in Cape Town.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, especially if you plan to use the trail network at the top of the mountain.
  • The cableway is accessible to wheelchair users, as are some areas atop the mountain.

How to Get There
The lower Table Mountain cable station, near the western edge of Cape Town, is best accessed by car or local taxi. The MyCiTi bus and the hop-on hop-off bus stop here as well.

When to Get There
Visibility from the top of Table Mountain tends to be best in the early morning or in the evening. Visit in May through November to avoid lines and crowds.

Amenities at the Top
Once you’re at the top of Table Mountain, you’ll find plenty of amenities to help you enjoy your time (and the spectacular views), including a café and a gift shop. A Wi-Fi lounge offers free connectivity and charging ports to keep mobile devices juiced up. Speaking of mobile devices, you can download two free audio tours with insights into the legends of Table Mountain.
Address: Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
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