Table Mountain was my very favorite part of our trip to Cape Town! The views were like nothing I’d ever seen before it my life! The best advice we got from a local was to visit Table Mountain on your first nice day. We took their advice and it proved be right we had on beautiful day with a couple of overcast days during our time in Cape Town.
We didn’t pack any hiking gear, so we took the cable car to the top. Don’t worry about standing in the perfect spot on the ride up, just get near the window because the floor rotates an entire 360-degree!
We spent about two hours wondering the top of Table Mountain. If you have a bit more time you could spend the afternoon and have lunch at the restaurant up top or I did read evening cable car rides are cheaper, you could pack a dinner and some wine to watch the sunset! That would’ve been beautiful!
We a few funny moments from our Table Mountain adventure, the debate we had in ticket line about which mountain was the famous Lion’s Head to that lizard above. These lizard are scatered around the top, most little guys, but a few were just bit enough to make you a little nervous about what they were going to do next. We spotted that guy above chillin on a rock and though, “great photo!” Turns out he’s not into getting his photo taken, started hissing and taunting us (picture him doing a bunch of super quick pushups while given you the weird eyes and occasional hiss. lol. that sound hilarious now, but I promise it was mostly scary at the time.) We screamed like little girls and fled. It was a good time.
Sometime you just gotta stop and take a selfie.
We immortalized our initials into Table Mountain, at least until it rained next. We were going to do our instagram hashtag, but we ran out of mud. Oh, and then that photo below! It’s real! The mountains in this distance were this saturated blue hue. If it had been overcast we wouldn’t of been able to see the miles and miles of mountains that surround Cape Town.
Watch the video from our adventure on top of Table Mountain!
– We traveled to South Africa in October 2013 –
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(Handwriting in first image from Cape Town Love app)