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Explore Table Mountain

The Incredible Natural Wonder of Cape Town. A Scenic Icon and Hiker’s Paradise.

Table Mountain is one of the most popular and recognizable landmarks in Cape Town. One of the most photographed mountains in South Africa, Table Mountain is a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers.

The mountain is part The Table Mountain National Park and home to a vast diversity of flora and fauna, with many species found only in this area.

table mountain in cape town with a view of the city

About Table Mountain

Table Mountain is approximately 1,085 meters high. The mountain is made up of sandstone and granite. At the summit you will experience breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town and the surrounding landscape. Over millions of years, erosion and weathering are believed to have shaped the mountain into its distinctive, tabletop shape.

The mountain is popular for rock climbing, abseiling, and paragliding. The Table Mountain National Park boasts over 2,200 plant species, including the Cape fynbos, a one-of-a-kind, colorful type of vegetation exclusively present in the Cape region.

Going Up Table Mountain

Visitors to Table Mountain can either take the aerial cableway to the summit or hike up one of the several trails. The difficulty of the hiking trails ranges from easy hikes to demanding hikes that demand a high level of physical fitness and expertise. One of the most popular hiking trails is the Platteklip Gorge route.

The most popular way to the top is to take the aerial cableway. Once at the top of Table Mountain you can explore the magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding natural beauty. Visitors are advised to check the Table Mountain website for information on whether the aerial cableway is open or closed, as it depends on the weather conditions.

Table Mountain FAQ

How much is a ticket for a cable car up Table Mountain?

There are different ticket options available.

When is the Table Mountain cable car open?

The cable car is weather dependent.

How long is the Table Mountain cable car ride?

The ride is approximately 5 minutes.

Table Mountain from Leeuwenzee

Turn left onto Glengariff Rd. Turn right onto Victoria Rd/M6. Continue straight onto Kloof Nek Rd/M62. Turn left onto Tafelberg Rd. Continue straight until you reach the Table Mountain Cableway.

Distance from Leeuwenzee

7.7 Kilometers

Travel Time

+- 16 Minutes via Uber

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Contact us

Tel: (+27) 82 303 7872

Our location

199 High Level Road, Sea Point
Cape Town