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Table Mountain

Listed under Mountains in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Table Mountain is a famous landmark in Cape Town, overlooking the town’s harbour at Table Bay. Its 3km wide ‘table-top’ plateau gives it the iconic silhouette that features on Cape Town’s city flag, and the clouds which settle around the mountain can create the picturesque appearance of a ‘table-cloth’. The mountain is part of the Cape Floral Region – a World Heritage Site – and its natural beauty can be explored on foot via a series of hiking trails to the plateau. There’s a cable car up to the summit, with rotating cars to give passengers a 360° panoramic view of the city. Rock climbing, absailing, and caving also happen in, around, on and under Table Mountain.

Written by  Eleanor Dean.

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“Hiking Table Mountain”

Hiking Table Mountain is an interesting and fun way to explore this iconic image of Cape Town in South Africa. There are various routes you can hike up ranging from beginner to advanced. The most popular one being Platteklip Gorge which takes from 1 hou… Read more...

Written by  Simone Truter.

“Mountain Bike Down Table Mountain”

This is a super fun dirt track riding adventure experience. It enables you to traverse the front side of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain. You get dropped off at the lower cable car station which is the starting point of the adventure. Meet with your g… Read more...

Written by  Simone Truter.

“Abseil down Table Mountain”

Want a really way out experience? This is an insane experience of adrenaline and achievement: a 112 meter controlled abseil descent off the top of Cape Towns magnificent Table Mountain. Standing at the top of the mountain, you are over 1000 metres abov… Read more...

Written by  Simone Truter.

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