Spend even a little time with the people of Cape Town, and you’ll get the distinct impression they’re rather fond of their iconic mountain. Recently declared one of the new wonders of the world, and part of a World Heritage site, there’s no surprise this iconic peak merits such fondness. From its natural beauty to the exciting range of activities and adventures it offers, it’s a definite can’t-miss for any Go Touch Down Travel and Tours to the area.
There’s no two ways about it- Table Mountain is spectacular. Sometimes shrouded in banks of dramatic cloud, or standing proud against a crisp blue sky, this eye catching feature of the city screams at you to pay it a visit. This brilliance hides a little-known secret… the mountain is also home to the world’s smallest [yet rich and vibrant] floral kingdom. The almost 1500 unique floral species found here offer the perfect environment for a host of small animals, many of whom you’ll spot peeking at you on a trip up the mountain.
Those who love to hike and explore on foot will be in their element – there’s even wheelchair accessible routes available. Three hiking routes are open to you, with spectacular views, unique wildlife and ample photo opportunities waiting at every bend. You can explore the trails on your own, or opt for a guided walk or audio tour to learn the history of the summit. Spend an evening on the mountain, and capture achingly perfect moments as the twinkling lights of Cape Town flash on below you. Don’t forget to grab a memento from The Shop at the Top to commemorate the occasion!
If adventure is in your blood, opt to abseil from the cliff face, or take a calmer cable car ride to the summit for a bird’s eye view of the whole area. Don’t miss a chance to check out the rotating cable car for a full panoramic glimpse of the area! Opt for a scenic drive to Signal Hill to frame a perfect shot of the mountain itself, and don’t forget to add a trip to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, nestled on Table Mountain’s eastern slope, to the itinerary.
No trip to the Cape would be complete without fully drinking in the sights and sounds of Table Mountain, so why not give us at Go Touch Down Travel and Tours a shout to help you plan the perfect Table Mountain experience?