Table Mountain National Park offers visitors two options to explore the mountain:
1. Aerial Cableway: This is the most popular and convenient option for visitors. The cable car can carry up to 65 people, and the ride up the mountain takes about 5-10 minutes, depending on the weather. The cable car rotates 360 degrees during the ascent, providing visitors with a panoramic view of the city, the coast, and the surrounding mountains. At the top, visitors can explore the summit, take in the views, and enjoy a meal or a drink at the Table Mountain Cafe.
2. Hiking: For those who prefer a more active and adventurous experience, there are several hiking trails that lead to the summit of Table Mountain. The trails vary in difficulty and length, but all offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. It’s important to note that hiking on Table Mountain can be challenging, especially for inexperienced hikers, and can take anywhere from 1 to 5 hours, depending on the trail.
Regardless of which option you choose, a visit to Table Mountain is a must-do for any visitor to Cape Town.