Managed by SANPARKS, Table Mountain is a UNESCO world heritage site and was named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012. Table Mountain is a 600 million year old flat-topped mountain overlooking the beautiful, diverse city of Cape Town, South Africa.
In 2016, the mountain alone topped the 1 million visitors, showcasing that Cape Town truly is one of the most visited cities in Africa, and the world.
With over 10 hiking trails of which Skeleton gorge is the most famous, to Platteklip gorge being the easiest route; the mountain attracts hikers from all over the world. Hiking trips can be booked with Hike Table Mountain, or the more confident hikers can take on the mountain themselves. You also have the option of hiking to the summit and taking the cable car back down.
The top of the mountain is also home to the Table Mountain Café, a relaxing restaurant serving breakfast from 08:00 and closes 30minutes before the last car down in the evening. Visitors to the mountain get to experience a 360˚ view with the rotating cable car. From the top, visitors can see Table bay as well as the Atlantic seaboard.
Standing 1085m high, the quickest and easiest route will take the average person 90 – 120 minutes to reach the top. Signal Hill, Lions Head and Devils Peak are part of the national park and allow hikers and the general public to visit and experience the beauty of Cape Town from an elevated point, looking out over the city.
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If visiting Table Mountain is on your bucket list, then the Table Mountain Safari Tour is exactly what you have been waiting for. Not only do you experience a tour of the mountain; you get insight from a guide and a wine tasting with one of the most magnificent views in the world.
Durbanville Hills Wines started a new initiative of allowing guests to explore a piece of Table Mountain National Park that is not open to public vehicles. You can start your tour from the parking area at the cableway or your guide can collect you from your hotel/guesthouse in the city.
The fully equipped safari vehicle will proceed past the cableway, reaching a locked gate. From this point onwards, the public is not allowed to drive, yet Durbanville Hills has special permission from SANPARKS to make use of the road.
During this half day tour, you will be educated on the history of the mountain, the occupation Cape Town as a hub of the VOC in 1652 and its significance as one of the 7 New Wonders of Nature. You get to see flora and fauna up close as well as wildlife, including the “dassie” (rock hyrax).
The vehicle will follow a rugged road and stop at a view point on Devil’s Peak, only accessible to the public by means of mountain biking and hiking. While overlooking Table bay, your guide will set up chairs and tables and allow you to sit back and relax. You will be treated to a wine tasting, while nibbling on cheese and biscuits as you overlook the majestic hills and city. You are encouraged to ask questions as Henri, your guide, is truly well informed of the mountain and all its secrets.
This is a unique wine tasting experience, developed by Durbanville Hills Wines to showcase the beauty of Cape Town, coupled with some of the best wines that South Africa has to offer.
The Safari Tour also has a Campsbay tour available. Rates from R500 per person (duration ±4 hours)
For more info call Henri on 0767884992