Hike up Table Mountain
If you’re visiting Cape Town, a trip to Table Mountain is a non-negotiable but you don’t have to brave the cable car queues. Haul out your walking shoes and take one of the well-worn trails to the summit. Plattekloof Gorge is easy to find and you can access the start via public transport. Lion’s Head also offers superb views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Town surrounds.
Ride up Table Mountain
If you want to explore Table Mountain without having to break a sweat, you can opt to ride the Table Mountain cable car. And, if you’ve ever wanted to know the answers to questions like ‘how tall is Table Mountain?’ or the ubiquitous science behind the Table Mountain silhouette, Shop at The Top is a must-visit.
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Cape Town's Mountains
Cape Town is set in an amphitheatre of spectacular mountains, giving adventurers a choice of hiking, climbing and abseiling activities, while ‘less physical’ travellers are rewarded with breathtaking scenes from every angle.
Rising like a phoenix out of the Atlantic, Table Mountain, with its world-famous cableway, is flanked by Devil’s Peak, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill; on the Atlantic seaboard the majestic Twelve Apostles stand sentinel. Nearby is the towering, awesome splendour of Chapman’s Peak – the drive there is in itself one of the top things to do in Cape Town. At the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula, a breathtaking experience awaits as you take in Cape Point where some of the world’s highest cliffs are lashed by wild currents and treacherous seas. Some distance from here, in the direction of Cape Agulhas, the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.