Rising up as a surreal backdrop to all of Cape Town is the extraordinary Table Mountain, and, for good reason, it’s among the most popular attractions in the world. So popular, in fact, that it was recently voted as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. And while it’s massively impressive from pretty much anywhere in the City Bowl, including other Big 6 locations of the V&A Waterfront and Robben Island, it’s not until you reach Table Mountain’s summit that you can truly appreciate its stature, and the incredible city of Cape Town that bustles far below.
There are few experiences more spectacular than being whisked directly up the mountain face via the state-of-the-art Table Mountain Cableway. It’s a 5 minute ride that you won’t want to end, as the rotating cable cars deliver 360 degree panoramic views of the increasingly distant city, and a dramatic perspective of the intricate, complex rock-face just metres away.
The experience doesn’t end there, however – once on top there are a multitude of things to do, but absolutely essential is one of the gentle walking trails that lead out in all directions from the Upper Cable Station. Each viewpoint offers a fascinating perspective over various parts of the city, including Camps Bay, Lion’s Head, the City Bowl, V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, and, on a clear day and after a little stroll, even False Bay and the distant Helderberg Mountain Range. A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an experience that will leave you in awe of both nature and the city, and without doubt yearning for more as soon as you touch back down at sea level.