Table Mountain is one of the best sites to see in South Africa. It is a flat-topped mountain in Cape Town. Visitors either take cableway or hike to reach the top. It is part of the Table Mountain National Park.
The plateau is about 3 kilometers in length from one side to another. On the west it looks like Lion’s Head and on the east it is flanked by Devil’s Peak. It is a dramatic backdrop to the city.
How To Reach At Table Mountain
There are several ways to reach the Table Mountain and you just need to know which one suites you and what is your budget for it.
Meter taxis are one of the easiest ways to reach Table Mountain. It is made available for hire across the city center. Take one or call one of the taxi companies. The fares are charged on per kilometer basis. With some of the drivers you can even negotiate on the rate.
From across Cape Town you can get Uber cabs with the help of its app installed on Android or iOS smartphone.
You can do some justice to your pocket by taking free MyCiTi shuttle service, but on busy days it is hard to find one. It stops outside the Lower Cable Station from where you can take the Cableway.
Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus
Take the City Sightseeing bus to easily reach the Cableway. In every 20 minutes you get the bus from any of the major tourist attractions.
What To Do At Table Mountain
There are dozens of things to do at Table Mountain and below are some of the interesting ones:
It is well said there is no better in Africa to watch a beautiful sunset from the top of Table Mountain.
Explore the summit with hiking that starts at the Upper Cable Station from three hiking trails. It is the single richest floristic area in the world and you can find more than 1,460 different species of plants. You can also see many birdlife, insects, lizards and dassies as well.
Guided tours starts from the Twelve Apostles Terrace and the staff shares story of the Table Mountain too on the go. It takes place every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You can take a trip to the top of the Table Mountain with cable car. It is a five-minute journey about 1,089 meters above Cape Town.
What Is Cableway
The Cableway takes tourists to the top of the mountain, about 1067 m about sea level from lower cable station on Tafelberg Road to offer views overlooking Robben Island, Atlantic seaboard, Table Bay and of course Cape Town. It was officially opened in 1929.
Tips Visiting Table Mountain
– It is suggested to buy tickets online for convenience. Morning ticket is valid from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– Buy afternoon ticket for Cableway as it is quieter then, after 1 p.m.
– Hikers should travel in group and take warm clothing and plenty of water.
– The best time to visit is between November and February when the weather is summer and dry.