Whether etched against a clear sky or nestling moodily in shrouds of cloud and fog, the unique outline of Table Mountain dominates Cape Town’s skyline. This singular attraction, now part of a World Heritage site, has drawn over 24 million visitors to its cableway alone since it opened in 1929, and remains one of the most iconic South African sights. Here at Pembury Tours it has proven to be a favourite must-see spot for visitors worldwide, offering adventure, fun and breathtaking views of Camps Bay and the City Bowl.
Table Mountain offers a little something for everyone. Zip to the summit on the cableway for a bird’s eye view of the area, or choose to take a gentle hike to the peak instead. Drive the scenic route to Signal Hill to snap the perfect shot of the mountain itself, then hike on to Lion’s Head to exercise off some of your holiday waistline. Pump your adrenaline with some of the action adventures on offer. Drink in the unspoiled biome around you, an integral part of the Cape floral kingdom and home to a wealth of small animals as well as unique fynbos species found nowhere else in the world, then explore this incredible flora further at Kirstenbosch National Gardens.
Hop onboard one of the free guided walking tours of the summit to learn more about the mountain’s unique history, or head off on an audio tour to explore for yourself. Be sure to buy a postcard while you’re there, and take the chance to keep the folks back home envious- the Table Mountain stamp is used only for mail sent from the peak. Be sure to indulge in a spot of retail therapy with the unique handicrafts on offer, and round it all off with a delectable lunch to refuel and rejuvenate. If you linger ‘til sunset, you’ll also get some spectacular night shots of the city below, although photographic opportunities abound at any time of the day and no avid photographer can miss the chance to snap some mementos of their trip.
Come explore the mountain that holds a special part of the locals hearts with Pembury Tours– no trip to Cape Town is complete without it!