Just recently, I stood at the base of Platteklip Gorge, a cleft in the rocky face of Table Mountain. My head was filled with a mix of trepidation for the path ahead and a slightly dull ache from the previous evening’s revelries, reminding me of bad decisions and giving hope that this next one would be a vast improvement.
There’s a summer-warmth on Cape Town’s breeze at the moment, and after this winter’s abnormally generous rains, Table Mountain is exploding into flower. I thought I’d take a quick spin up and down in the cable car to see exactly what’s going on.
The cable car ride itself is only about five minutes long, but it is an unforgettable ride. Buy your tickets online here.
A cable car peeks out from behind the rocks in this impressive photo by martie1swart.
This excellent photo was taken by Dan Rutland Manners, a member of the Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa Flickr group, and shows what to expect at the summit of Devil’s Peak, which you can see on the left-hand side of Table Mountain when looking from the City Bowl.
If you’ve never experienced a cable car journey to the summit of Table Mountain, it’s time to wake up and smell the flowers! This is your chance to visit one of the New7Wonders of Nature and to enjoy epic 360-degree views. Buy your tickets now.
The flowers are in bloom, the days are getting warmer and the clear blue skies make for a great backdrop for your Table Mountain visit. Buy your tickets online and you’ll be soaring in no time!
The spectacular views at the top of Table Mountain are enough to take your breath away – but we can’t say the same of your appetite! That’s why we suggest grabbing a bite to eat at Table Mountain Café.
It’s our birthday! Today, Table Mountain Cableway celebrates 84 years of operating one of Cape Town’s favourite attractions, and bringing visitors to the top of one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature. It’s also the 16th birthday of our rotating cable cars – happy sweet sixteen!
Local photographer Irene McCullagh recently shared one of her photos of Table Mountain with us via our Facebook page, and we just had to include some more of them here on the blog.