Table Mountain forms the backdrop for Cape Town and is a dramatic reference point for visitors to the city.
There are numerous things to do in Cape Town and among the most well known activities is visiting Table Mountain. Hiking enthusiasts can explore the different pathways on top of the mountain, just remember to take your camera!

Here are a few things to do in Cape Town:

Things to do in Cape Town - Visit Table MountainTable Mountain Aerial Cableway

Lower Cable Post
Tafelberg Path, Cape Town
(021) 242-8181

Among the most amazing things do in Cape Town is to visit Table Mountain via the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway which opened in 1929. This revolving cable car takes you from the lower cable base all the way to the top cable post onto the flat summit of the 260-million year old Table Mountain. The upper cable station is 1,067 m above sea level and you can observe the city diminish as you go higher up the mountain. The ride will take about five minutes and there are cable cars going up and down every ten to fifteen mins. You can also trek up to the flat summit, which stretches out for 3 kilometeres, or ride in the cable car. After exploring the beauty of the short walks on the mountain top, you can either go back down in the cable car or else choose the more daring method of clambering down that part of the mountain. Whatever you might select, you are guaranteed of taking pleasure in every minute of your adventure. The all round view from the flat crest is simply magnificent since you can easily see the whole city, stretching from Bloubergstrand (Blue Mountain Beach), Robben Island, Signal Hill, and the Victoria and Albert Waterfront all the way to Somerset West on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains. The 'Shop on Top of the mountain sells t-shirts, caps and souvenirs that you might want to buy before going back down. You can enjoy refreshments at the Table Mountain Café while enjoying the magnificent view. Viewing Table Mountain is at the top of the list of exciting things to do in Cape Town

Things to do in Cape Town - Experience the Kirstenbosch Botanical GardensKirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Rhodes Drive, Newlands

(021) 799-8783
If you are thinking of relaxing in Cape Town, you might consider taking some time off to enjoy the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. The garden is located on the beautiful east slope of Table Mountain. The entire property is a total of 528 hectares including 36 hectares of cultivated garden. This national garden is world renowned for its beautiful and diverse assortment of flora and animals. Plants you are going to find in the garden are mainly indigenous Southern African plants from a number of different areas in the country, including Cape fynbos. The dense indigenous woodland on the mountain slopes has various hiking tracks and is a bird watchers paradise. You are able to to take a picnic basket and enjoy a picnic on the shaded gardens while relaxing and enjoying the peace and serenity of the breathtaking view. There is a tea-room that serves delicious meals. Visiting the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is among the most wonderful things to do in Cape Town when holidaying as a family.



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