In Cape Town: Table Mountain

PhoebeGill141017007This has to be the most spectacular tourist attraction in a city I have ever been to. You can see it from all over the city. The peak is 1086 meters above sea level, has more species of flora on its hills than the entirety of the UK. The cableway takes no time at all and is quite fun really. The top of the mountain has a path to follow and gives you amazing views on each side.PhoebeGill141018023

There are lots of outdoor activities you can do on the mountain. I saw hikers and rock climbers on my trip. Bring water and a snack if you want to hike, again, it’s Africa, it gets hot!PhoebeGill141018021

The Dassie are the little creatures that live on the mountain and they are the cutest angriest looking animals are lovely. Don’t feed them or do anything weird as they do perch quite close to the wall.PhoebeGill141018008

Tips:

  1. There is a cloud that descends on the mountain, the table cloth that covers the peak. Which means there is no point on going up the mountain. There is also a really strong breeze that means the cableway will close. All of this said, when it is a clear fine day everyone wants to go up, whatever the time or day. It will be packed!
  2. Book online. Get your tickets so you can go into a separate line, that brings you straight to the cableway.
  3. Go early. Going up first and in the first cable car means you don’t have to wait. It’s much nicer. You also have the rest of the day to do what you please.

I very much recommend this if you can! It’s absolutely stunning.

Happy Travels!PhoebeGill141017020


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