Table Mountain

Table Mountain Cable car

Table Mountain is one of the biggest tourist attractions in South Africa, and draws local holidaymakers as well as tourists from the four corners of the globe. The summit can be reached by trails or cable-car, but mountaineers do it the hard way.

Table Mountain is a World heritage Site. The indigenous flora of the mountain encompasses some 1 470 species, including more than 500 species of erica and 100 species of iris. South Africa's national flower, the protea, is found in abundance on the slopes.

To get to the top of this landmark, you can hike or take the five-minute cable car ride. Weather permitting, the cable car operates daily between 08:00 and 22:00 (December - April) and 08:30 - 18:00 (May - November). On a clear day, the spectacular views from the summit (1 086 metres above sea level) stretch across the mountainous spine of the Cape Peninsula and beyond Table Bay and Robben Island.

The 10-minute ascent to the top of Table Mountain offers a 360° view of Cape Town, the ocean and the neighboring peaks. The Cableway operates in the Table Mountain National Park, an important part of the Cape Floristic Region and the single richest floristic area in the world. There is a lot of Fynbos vegetation on the mountain, with over 1 460 different species of plants.

One of many stunning views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors with a world-class experience since October 4, 1929.

Table Mountain Hiking and Walking


Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Postal Address:
P.O.Box 730, Cape Town 8000

Visiting Address
Lower Cable Station
Tafelberg Road, Cape Town 8001
Weather line: (021) 424 8181
Office Number: (021) 424 0015
For Opening Hours and Details:
Contact the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP):
General Enquiries: Tel: +27 (0)21 701 8692
Full Contact Info: Follow this link
One of many stunning views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain.