- 1 Does it cost money to climb Table Mountain?
- 2 Can you go up Table Mountain?
- 3 Is there a cable car up Table Mountain?
- 4 What is the best time to visit Table Mountain?
- 5 Is it free to hike up Table Mountain?
- 6 What makes Table Mountain so special?
- 7 Is Table Mountain part of the 7 Wonders of the World?
- 8 Is Table Mountain free on your birthday?
- 9 How long does it take to walk down Table Mountain?
- 10 Is Table Mountain open during lockdown?
- 11 Where do you buy cable car tickets?
- 12 How much is it to go on the cable car?
- 13 What time does the last cable car go up Table Mountain?
Does it cost money to climb Table Mountain?
There is no admission fee for Table Mountain except if you walk up from Kirstenbosch (on the Skeleton Gorge trail), then you pay ZAR 75/US$5 entrance fee to the Botanical garden. If you walk on any other trail up and down (Platteklip Gorge, India Venster, or Kasteelspoort) you don’t have to pay anything.
Can you go up Table Mountain?
There are two ways to summit Table Mountain – by cable car or on foot. You can also choose to hike to the top and descend by cable car. Each rotating cable car offers incredible views of the city, and takes only five minutes to reach the summit.
Is there a cable car up Table Mountain?
The ride is a gentle one, the rotating state-of-the-art cable car taking visitors from the lower station to the top in around 5 minutes.
What is the best time to visit Table Mountain?
The best time to visit Table Mountain is from October to March. Those are the driest months, as most rain falls between May and September. The perfect time of day to go up is in the morning before it gets busy and too hot. Either take the first cable car (8:00 am / 8:30) or start hiking early.
Is it free to hike up Table Mountain?
Hiking the Table Mountain National Park is mostly free with the exception of some areas where conservation fees are to be paid like the Kirstenbosch Garden, Cape Point or Boulders.
What makes Table Mountain so special?
Table Mountain got its name because of its flat top; The highest point of Table Mountain is 1 086m (3 563 feet) above sea level. Today there are more than 350 trails to get to the top of Table Mountain; The cableway that transports visitors to the top was built in 1929.
Is Table Mountain part of the 7 Wonders of the World?
Celebrations erupted at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront on Friday night as Table Mountain was provisionally named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three-year global race to choose the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites.
Is Table Mountain free on your birthday?
A Free birthday on Table Mountain is one way to mark turning a year older, and thanks to Table Mountain Cableway Company that dream can become a reality. Travellers can visit the natural wonder for free on their birthday month.
How long does it take to walk down Table Mountain?
The quickest and easiest route up Table Mountain takes the average person between 1.5 and 2 hours. The duration belies the strenuousness of the hike. And it’s the least scenic and exciting route to the summit – better than taking the cable car, but falling short in doing justice to Table Mountain hiking.
Is Table Mountain open during lockdown?
There’s more than one way to ascend the Cape’s most iconic landmark. Here is your essential guide to the best Table Mountain hiking trails.
Where do you buy cable car tickets?
Single ride cable car tickets are available at ticket booths located at Powell and Market or Hyde and Beach.
How much is it to go on the cable car?
A single trip costs £4.30 (£3.20 discount) for an adult, £2.20 (£1.60 discount) for a child aged 5-15 years, children under 5 go free. A return trip costs £8.60 (£6.40 discount) for an adult, £4.40 (£3.20 discount) for a child aged 5-15 years.
What time does the last cable car go up Table Mountain?
The cableway is open every day of the year, including all public holidays. It also runs on extended hours in peak season. From 16 December 2020 until 31 January 2021 it operates from 8am (first car up) to 9.30pm (last car down).