Experience and enjoy jaw-dropping views of Cape Town from above. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the local wildlife and soak in the well-earned summit views. Table Mountain is an iconic spot in Cape Town and whether it is on a hiking trail or a trip via the Cable Car it is not to be missed. There are plenty of hiking trails on offer, Platteklip Gorge which is one of the more popular ones.
Hiking includes scrambling up the steep slopes, you’ll use your hands to ascend steep rock steps between numerous photo opportunities and picnic spots. As you ascend the mountain at a slow-and-steady pace, gaze out over the unparalleled views of Cape Town and the surrounding hills that spill towards the sea.
The most popular way to reach the top of the mountain is by taking the cable car, which offers stunning panoramic views of the city and coastline. The cable car has long been in operation since 1929 and has carried millions of visitors to the top of the mountain. You can enjoy a delicious lunch on top of the mountain in the restaurant up there.
Table Mountain is not only a striking natural landmark of Cape Town, but it also has a rich historical and geological background that dates back over 350 million years. The mountain was formed during the late Carboniferous period, and over time, it has been shaped by numerous geological events, including glaciation and erosion. Its unique shape is attributed to the presence of a hard sandstone layer that is capped by a softer layer of shale.
Table Mountain is very much also home to a rich and diverse ecosystem, with over 1,500 plant species or types of plants, many of which are endemic to the area. These include the iconic silver tree, the red disa, and the Table Mountain ghost frog. In addition to its rich flora, the mountain is also home to a variety of animal species, including baboons, dassies, and several species of snakes and lizards.
Organized & Private Tours/Hikes can be arranged please contact us for further information.