3 Cool things to do at Table Mountain this winter
Fazielah Williams for Cape Town Tourism
As a visitor to our fair city, you’ve probably been told if not once, then a million times, that you simply MUST visit Table Mountain, Cape Town’s wonder of nature. Sure, that’s relatively easy to do in the summer, but just what is there to do at this iconic attraction in winter? Oh, if you only knew…
Grab your comfy, warm jackets and join me for the following cool things to do at Table Mountain this winter:
Weather permitting, the cable cars run daily from 08h30 to 18h00 and this gives you plenty of time to take in that magnificent 360 degree view of the Mother City.
Once on top, prepare to be astounded by the sheer magnitude of beautiful vistas – nothing beats watching a Capetonian sunset from the Twelve Apostles Terrace, the endless views of the Fairest Cape sprawled below or spotting one of 1 460 different species of plants and possible a Dassie or two.
Charge those camera phones – you’re going to want to take amazing photos!
Snuggling in style:
Let’s face it: there is nothing more romantic that snuggling with your beloved at a fireside and stargazing from the comfort of your tent. This chilly season, do it in style at the luxurious Orangekloof tented camp in the Table Mountain National Park.
For the nature and adventure lovers, the day-long hike along the Hoerikwaggo Trail from Table Mountain to the camp in the Constantia Nek Valley builds up quite the sweat and anticipation and is the ideal winter getaway for two.
Quality family time for less:
Travelling with your precious darlings and keen for an adventurous experience with a difference but watching your budget? Why not try the Cableway Kidz Season Special, which sees two kids riding the Cable Car for free, with every paying adult, each weekend, on public holidays and during the school holidays.
The fun-filled Kidz Season deal is a real treat for mini-adventurers who can collect treasure hunt maps from the Ticket Office, a sweet treat from the Shop at the Top and a Dassie Biscuit from the Table Mountain Café when they hand in the vouchers printed on the map.
FYI: The Mountain is chilling out between Monday 28 July 2014 and Sunday 10 August 2014 for maintenance.