Table Mountain soars up to 1087m high above Cape Town and forms part of the Table Mountain National Park, managed by SANParks. The administrative office can be contacted at 021-712-2337. The most common tourist activity is to take the cable car to the top.
Devil's Peak lies on the eastern end of Table Mountain and is 1000m tall. Its name is speculated to relate to the smoking competition between Van Hunks & the devil, which results in the clouds forming the "table cloth".
Here's the view of Camps Bay from next to the Upper Table Mountain Cable CarStation.
And here's the view of the Twelve Apostles Hotel from the top:
The Table Mountain Cable Car is rated 4.5/5 based on 1 customer review
/5 : I went on the Cable Car for the first time in the 1980s. The view remains stunning - it is simply spectacular to be floating up alongside steep cliffs with a sheer fall of a few hundred metres, and the sight of the city, the sea, Lion's Head and Robben Island below. I was surpised at how much our kids enjoyed the experience, with their highlight being climbing on the numerous rocks at the top of Table Mountain, which resulted in many hair-raising moments for us parents! The main improvement is the cable car itself - the floor rotates giving everybody a fair chance to look through the windows on either side. The only thing which detracted slightly from an otherwise perfect experience were the ill-tempered people in the queues at the top, waiting to go down. Rob Baker>
The resaurant at the top of Table Mountain is called the "Table Mountain Cafe". Prices are a big higher than on the ground, but they're the only option.
This past weekend, my friend and I decided to hike up Table Mountain through the Plattekloof hiking route. We planned this hike weeks in advance. When the weather man forecasted some light showers and clouds most of the day, we were not discouraged one bit!
After 1h30min of climbing, it was all worth it!! The view on top was just amazing and to our surprise, the sun was shining brightly at the summit.
The temperature was low at the foot of the mountain and gave the impression that, it was not a good day to hike, while on top there was good weather with stunning views. All in all it was a great day to spend on top of table mountain, nature's 7th Wonder of the world!
Submitted by Thokozani Zuma on the 1st June 2013.