Table Mountain Guide

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General information regarding Cape Town's world renown Table Mountain.

Table Mountain Activity Guide. Ambling

The Cape Peninsula is home to one of the world's most beautiful cities. There can be no other metropolis on earth where hundreds of hiking trails are within an hour's drive of the city...more

Table Mountain Activity Guide. 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...more

Table Mountain Activity Guide. 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....more

Table Mountain Activity Guide. Competing

It is hardly surprising that the scenic Cape Peninsula, with its imposing mountain, is home to some world recognised sporting events. The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and the Cape Argus Pick 'n...more

Table Mountain Activity Guide. Eating & Drinking

If all this talk of activities has led you to believe that enjoying Table Mountain is the sole preserve of the energetic, relax. One of the best ways of appreciating the changing moods of the...more

Table Mountain Activity Guide. 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...more

Table Mountain Activity Guide. Giving Back

The need to create an awareness about the uniqueness of Table Mountain has long been a significant part of the efforts of the management and conservation bodies working on the Cape Peninsula...more

Table Mountain Activity Guide. Going Up

There are many beautiful walks, requiring varying levels of fitness, to the top of Table Mountain. Those mentioned in this chapter are the easiest ways to the top of the main table from each aspect...more

Table Mountain Activity Guide. 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...more

Table Mountain Activity Guide. Specialty Trails

A great achievement of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) has been the establishment of a new hiking trail that runs the full length of the Peninsula. The Hoerikwaggo Trail is more than just...more

Table Mountain Activity Guide. 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...more

Table Mountain Activity Guide. Wandering Along

The flat-topped plateau of Table Mountain, with its precipitous upper cliffs, looks almost impenetrable at first sight, but many beautiful trails wend their way through the gullies and along the...more
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