South Africa’s Top Attractions – Table Mountain
Table Mountain is perhaps the most recognisable of Cape Town’s major landmarks. It is also the centrepiece of a national park that offers unforgettable sights for the curious tourist.
Top of many people’s bucket lists, this mountain looms over Cape Town and offers all those brave enough to scale it a spectacular view from the top. The mountain has never been an easy climb, prompting many attempts to come up with an alternative way of reaching the top, including an aborted plan for a funicular railway.
Eventually, in 1929, a cable car financed by local businessmen was launched and the summit is now easily accessible by all. More than 16 million people have used the cable car, which has been upgraded to include a rotating floor that allows for 360° views of both the city and the mountain.
Once you get to the top, you will be glad of your jacket, as the summit can be quite cold even on sunny, summer days. Warm up in the restaurant, which offers a wide variety of food and wine. Or visit the Cableway Cocktail Bar, where you can enjoy stunning views of the city and watch the sun set over the South Atlantic.
Aside from the Table Mountain itself, other attractions in Table Mountain National Park include the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders penguin sanctuary, both on the other side of Cape Town.
See it all for yourself in a rental car booked on our Car Rental South Africa page, where our competitive rates will leave you with more to enjoy on your South African trip. For some more information have a look at our other South Africa Blogs.
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