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*All distances listed are as the crow flies, and not actual travel distances.
Long Street, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Noon Gun, Heart of Cape Town Museum, Lions Head, Koopmans-de Wet House, Chavonnes Battery Museum, Two Oceans Aquarium, Two Oceans Marathon, Castle of Good Hope, District Six Museum, Langa Township, Holocaust Centre, Newlands Brewery, Groot Constantia, Rhodes Memorial, Greenmarket Square, The Company's Garden, South African Museum and Planetarium, Orange Kloof, South African National Gallery , Hout Bay Leopard, Newlands Stadium, Blue Train, Long Street Baths, Signal Hill, St George's Cathedral, Whisky Live Festival
Making up part of a national park, Table Mountain is a flat-topped 1086m-high massif overlooking the coastal city of Cape Town in South Africa. So prominent is this mountain that in 2011 it was recognised as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, receiving over 800000 visitors annually.
Table Mountain dominates the skyline, seen from ships over 100km away. In the windy season, the mountain is regularly covered with a tablecloth, a strip of white cloud where legend speaks of it being formed by an eternal smoking duel between the devil and a local pirate.
The mountain is an integral part of the lives of Cape Town residents who use it as a direction beacon, a fitness platform, a fun family outing and a place to walk the dogs, even a sacred site by some faiths. With over 350 hiking trails, mountain bike routes and several sheer cliffs to challenge mountaineers, Table Mountain is a busy place, particularly on weekends. The mountain is growing in popularity as a wedding venue too and why not, after all, it’s one of the most photographed spots in the world.
There is a constellation in the southern skies named after Table Mountain. Called Mons Mensa, it was named by French Astronomer Abbé Nicolas de Lacaille in the 1750s.
Table Mountain is the perfect place to see fynbos, a type of vegetation rich in plant life. These plants number into the thousands, most of which can be seen on the mountain. The endemic ghost frog thrives on the mountain as do many small mammals and birds.
A Portuguese ship Captain, António de Saldanha, was the first European to climb the mountain in 1503 and it was he who named it Table Mountain.
First built in 1929, the cableway has undergone many upgrades over the years. The current cableway is Swiss-engineered and has transported countless Cape Town... Show more
Self Catering places can be found from rural to urban areas and can vary in what they offer. They allow plenty freedom and is a great inexpensive way to spend your holiday. They have been widely classified as a “Home away from home”. This is a good option for guests who don’t mind cooking their own food, and are looking for a more independent and flexible form of accommodation. For budget and large families, we would recommend self-catering for a more personalised experience.