This majestic sandstone mountain is undoubtedly Cape Town's most well known and well loved landmark. Its flat "table top" ... More
This majestic sandstone mountain is undoubtedly Cape Town's most well known and well loved landmark. Its flat "table top" stretches for three kilometers and is flanked by Devil's Peak on one side and Lion's Head on the other. When a south-easterly wind blows, the top is obscured by a large white tablecloth of cloud that pours over the steep northern face. The Table Mountain Reserve is home to an impressive range of indigenous flora, including many endemic species. The mountain is a treat for hikers, climbers and amblers with over 550 well-established paths. Be well prepared when setting out on a hike since the mountain is known for her mood swings and the weather can change dramatically in a short space of time. For the less energetic there is the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway which does a single rotation on the five-minute ascent/descent giving passengers a panoramic view. At the summit cable station is a restaurant, souvenir shop and viewing platforms where you can see fat, furry das sies (rock rabbits) lazing in the sun.
We took a visit to Table Mountain two years ago and loved it! There was a lot of money involved, but the view at the top was gorgeous. Being experienced climbers, we climbed to the top on foot. The climb was not extremely difficult, but we had a rough time. All I need to say is it was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
cape town is the beautiful place that i never been before..i very like table mountain and cape points..this 02 place gives me a lot of sweet memories..i will be waiting for year 2010 to come again for world cup...yeah....
I like this mountain. From there, you get a good view of much of Cape Town. Unfortunately, there was an accident on the day I visited the place (Sunday Aug. 2, 2007) I advice everyone visiting not to take anything for granted, just be well prepared, in case you wanted a manual climb. I was told accidents were uncommon.
I will definitely visit this place again and again!
The red bus can take you
they bus driver took us there, and the wind was so strong people coul not go up to the top
at 4 pm the bus driver got a call, they say, the cable car was open again
Thank God the view , was great
YOU MUST GO
VERY COLD JE EE EJE
Nice place, but also go to Chapmans Peak, lions head, great view
When I first arrived in Cape Town, i thought i was in for an experience typical of all the things you see about African cities on the TV and in movies. One of my friends were getting married there to a guy who's from there, and i was prepared to rough it. But as i soon came to discover, this place is like any other city, if you know where to go and where not to go. Its a beautiful, clean city, with friendly people, and everything you could possibly ask for. Ive never seen so many things to do within one city, its a wonder this city does not get more publicity. Theres the penguins, table mountain, the 4th most beautiful beach in the world (as stated on a notice board at the beach), theres also baboons, whales, seals and sharks. Not to mention a visit to Robben island where the prison was which held Nelson Mandela for all those years. Then theres the university of cape town which is so beautiful nestled at the foot of devils peak, and am definately thinking of sending my kids there, it has one of the most amazing views. Even with all the scenary, there is still alot of shopping to be done, if thats what you're looking for. Theres alot of shopping centres, and you'll never say that you're in a third world country. The people are so friendly, and always willing to help. And i was shocked to notice that i was in fact not the only foreigner there, believe it or not, there were truckloads! or should i say busloads of tourists from all over the world. Im not even sure what the Cape Town accent sounded like since there were so many different accents. The diversity was amazing, and anyone who visits Cape Town is in for the time of their lives. They recently hosted the Picasso in Africa exhibition, which was fantastic. There is so much to do there im sure im going to forget to mention something. If you do end up going, make sure you go to the government gardens in adderley street and take some food for the squirrels, its the perfect place to relax on a bench in the sun feeding the squirrels that run up to you. Alot of celebrities have bought houses in South Africa, particularly Camps Bay, so make sure you check that out while you're there to find out why. We went on a wine tour, since all the best vinyards are there, as well as strawberry picking, where they give you a bucket and you pick your own strawberries. The night life is just as exuberant, with many a coffee shop and night market to liven things up. There are also many nightclubs along Long Street, and live music as well.
All in all, it was a fantastic trip. And i am definately going to return soon.
Whats also great is the exchange rate is currently R6/$1, so its really affordable.
When it comes to hotel, there wont be a worry, since most of the hotels i saw were clean and above 3 to 4 stars. Try the table view hotel or the holiday inn, and if you're really treating yourself, try the Cape Grace, since its an extreme 5 star hotel, but best to book in advance.
This trip was definately worth the time and money put into it.
I definately recommend it to others.
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