Table Mountain

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

The weather gods smiled down on us and we were able to get to the top of Table Mountain on our last day in Cape Town. On the first night of our sister trip 100+km/hour winds howled through our apartment and the city, periodically blowing our rental car around the freeway. We drove to the bottom of the mountain and got lucky with a parking spot close to the cable car. If you’re doing Cape Town without a car (which is fine but I would at least hire a car for the day you do the Cape Peninsula drive, much better than a tour since you can go at your own pace and have a more private experience) there are several taxis that wait at the bottom as well. A round trip cable car ticket is kind of steep (for this country) at ZAR195 per person, so I recommend that you hike down if you have the time and inclination.  The views do not disappoint, with each sweeping vista being more breathtaking than the last. Since the sun was beating down on us we treated ourselves to an ice cream cone and enjoyed the people watching and the views. A word of advice to photo enthusiasts- we diligently positioned ourselves to get a good spot in the cable car but quickly realized it was all for naught- the floor of the car rotates as you ascend/descend so that everybody gets a 360 glimpse.

5 thoughts on “Table Mountain

  1. We actually did a trip where we hiked up and took the cable car down – hiking is definitely the way to go. You really get an opportunity to take in the view without having to scramble to see in the cablecar…beautiful pics as always….

    • hey i’m going back to cpt next week and we are definitely going to hike one of the ways. i heard hiking up is quite an ordeal, which path did you take and how long did it take?

  2. Glad you guys got to go up! We wanted to in December, but the days we were free it was always covered :/ Your photos look stunning :)

    We did it once from the back side and I want to do it again sometime, but it takes all day so you have to wake up early and really plan. There are some awesome little lakes on the top though with sandy beaches – the mountain must have been covered by the ocean at some stage!

    xxx
    Jenna

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