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  • Address: Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
  • Hours: Vary by month
  • Admission: Varies by season and time of day

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Table Mountain and Cableway Tours

Table Mountain is a must-see for all Cape Town visitors. The panoramic views from the top of its 3,563-foot (1,086-meter) peak are well worth the climb—though you won’t have to break a sweat thanks to the mountain’s two cableways, each with a revolving car ferrying passengers to the summit. Once at the top, a series of hiking trails show off Table Mountain National Park’s geographic features, while daredevils can test their mettle by rappelling from the upper cable station.

The Basics
Gazing down at Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain is an iconic experience. Just about every Cape Town city tour includes a trip to the top of Table Mountain, and the aerial cableway is included in the Cape Town City Pass. If you’re pressed for time, opt for a private tour with skip-the-line access to the Table Mountain cableway, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can challenge yourself with a guided hike up the mountain (and a sweat-free cable car ride back down). 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Table Mountain is a must-see for all first-time visitors to Cape Town.
  • Without skip-the-line access, in peak season (December to April) be prepared to wait in line for as long as an hour for a cableway ticket.
  • Note that the cableway doesn’t operate in strong wind.
  • Take something warm to wear, as it’s significantly chillier on the mountain than in Cape Town.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, especially if you plan to use the trail network at the top of the mountain.
  • The cableway is accessible to wheelchair users, as are some areas atop the mountain.

How to Get There
The lower Table Mountain cable station, near the western edge of Cape Town, is best accessed by car or local taxi. The MyCiTi bus and the hop-on hop-off bus stop here as well.

When to Get There
Visibility from the top of Table Mountain tends to be best in the early morning or in the evening. Visit in May through November to avoid lines and crowds.

Amenities at the Top
Once you’re at the top of Table Mountain, you’ll find plenty of amenities to help you enjoy your time (and the spectacular views), including a café and a gift shop. A Wi-Fi lounge offers free connectivity and charging ports to keep mobile devices juiced up. Speaking of mobile devices, you can download two free audio tours with insights into the legends of Table Mountain.

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Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town, Cape Town, null
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Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town

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Hike with us for a whole day from the splendid Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, up Skeleton Gorge, to the highest point on Table Mountain, and finally glide ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Full Day Robben Island and Table Mountain Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Walking Tours
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Full Day Robben Island and Table Mountain Tour from Cape Town

After being picked up at your hotel in Cape Town, take an absolutely breathtaking full-day boat trip with a small group from the V&A Waterfront to the ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town City and Constantia Wine Route Private Day Tour, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Cape Town City and Constantia Wine Route Private Day Tour

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This full-day private tour lets you see Cape Town's major historical buildings, the botanical gardens, beaches, Table Mountain, Signal Hill, and taste wine in ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Silvermine Nature Reserve Hike from Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Silvermine Nature Reserve Hike from Cape Town

Walkers who want to enjoy a classic mountain hike with all the big views but don’t want to walk up Table Mountain will find the mountains of the Silvermine ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: Flexible

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Twelve Apostles to Sandy Bay Hike in Cape Town, Cape Town, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Twelve Apostles to Sandy Bay Hike in Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This superb hike in the Table Mountain National Park takes you along the famous Twelve Apostle Peaks, a comfortable, mostly gentle, flat walk following the ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Private Cape Town City Tour Including Table Mountain Walk, Cape Town, Walking Tours
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Private Cape Town City Tour Including Table Mountain Walk

A splendid way to get to know the Mother City intimately, starting with a hike on the geographical formation which guards her – Table Mountain. The walk ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $319.11
Table Mountain Skip-the-Line Ticket and Half-Day Private Chauffeur, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Table Mountain Skip-the-Line Ticket and Half-Day Private Chauffeur

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Your private chauffeur will collect you from your centrally located Cape Town hotel and transport you to Table Mountain. Your skip-the-line ticket is for ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.87
Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip, Cape Town, Attraction Tickets
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Table Mountain and Cape Town Half-Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 170 Reviews

See Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, and then head into town to see the city highlights up close with an expert guide. After descending from South ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.49
1- or 2-day Cape Town Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus tour, Cape Town, Day Trips
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1- or 2-day Cape Town Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Go sightseeing in Cape Town via an open top, hop-on hop-off bus with City Sightseeing Cape Town. This flexible and family-friendly pass allows you to hop on ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 to 10 hrs

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Cape Town Flexi Attractions Pass, Cape Town, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Cape Town Flexi Attractions Pass

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Create your own itinerary and choose either 3 or 5 attractions from over 70 of Cape Town’s top attraction and experiences.  With your Flexi Pass package you ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 14 days (approx.)

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