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Table_Mountain








Image courtesy of Cape Town Tourism

Opening Hours

1 May 2011 -15 Sept 2011

First Car Up     - 08:30

Last Car Up     - 17:00

Last Car Down - 18:00

Rates

Valid until end September 2011

Adults:   R180 Return

Children: R90  Return
(4-17yrs)


Weather

Always check the weather conditions before going up and always take something warm to put on, should the weather turn while on the mountain.

 



Image courtesy of Table Mountain Cableway


Natural World Heritage Site

The ascent to the top of Table Mountain takes about five minutes by cable car. You are able to enjoy a 360 degree view as the rotating platform of the car opens up sweeping vistas of the City, beaches, mountain range and on a good day, a glimpse of Robin Island in the midst of a wide open sea.

Disembarking at the Upper Cable Station, some 1000 meters above the City Of Cape Town you step onto a large plateau with paths and walks, viewing platforms at strategic points, restaurant and gift shop. The Cableway operates in the Table Mountain National Park, the single richest floristic area on the planet. In June 2004 The Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest and richest on earth (8200 plant species) was recognised as a Natural World Heritage Site.

The Cape has the highest concentration of plant species in the world (1300 per 10 000Km squared) and on the mountain, rich Fynbos vegetation, over 1400 different species of plants. Besides the flora Table Mountain is home to the Rock Hyrax or dassie, porcupines, mongooses, Girdled lizards, agamas, snakes and butterflies. The indigenous birds like Red Winged Starlings, Cape Verreaux's Eagles, Rock Kestrels and Sunbirds are a delight for avid bird watchers.

Walks

There are two free guided walks at 10H00 and 12H00 everyday, starting at the meeting point just outside the Upper Cable Station. Those who like to strike out on their own will find three signposted walks to choose from:

Dassie Walk - a 15 minute walk with views to the south, north and west.

Agama Walk - a 30 minute walk with 360 deg. views of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula.

Klipspringer Walk - a long walk along the edge of the plateau ending above Platteklip Gorge.

A wheel chair route is also available.

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