Activities on Table Mountain


A guide on activity and sightseeing options for travelers to Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Simons Town Baboons.

    Animal-watching

    It is strange now to think that elephant and rhino once inhabited the slopes of Table Mountain. Early visitors reported their fears of being on the mountain after dark because of predators. However

  • Starlings on Table Mountain

    Bird-watching

    Although the Cape Peninsula is not endowed with the great variety of birds found in other parts of South Africa, it does support around 155 regularly breeding bird species. Unfortunately, as the

  • Klipblom, Table Mountain.

    Flower-spotting

    In order to help the unfamiliar reader identify the flowers, birds and beasties that are most commonly found on Table Mountain, I have concentrated on the four major habitats the summit plateau

  • Hiking on the Twelve Apostles.

    Sightseeing

    There can be few better things in life than sitting in a quiet, private spot, watching the sun melt into the sea. Or sipping a glass of champagne as the mountain cliffs glow

  • Old Hout Bay Jetty.

    Treasure-hunting

    The last few hundred years have seen considerable speculation for precious metals on Table Mountain. Several remnants of these quests for treasure can still be found scattered on the slopes of


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