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Table Mountain Cable Car Ticket & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Combo

1. Table Mountain Cable Car Ticket & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Combo

Discover Cape Town at your own pace with a combined 1-day, Classic ticket for the open-top sightseeing bus and Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. Get access to all 4 routes of the hop-on hop-off bus and benefit from a stop at the cableway station to ascend to the top of the mountain for spectacular views of the city and Atlantic Seaboard.  Listen to a commentary in 15 languages aboard the bus to learn more about the must-see attractions and decide where to jump off. The ticket is valid for 14 days from first use so that you don't have to ride the bus and cableway on the same day.

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Cape Town: Half-Day Table Mountain and City Tour

2. Cape Town: Half-Day Table Mountain and City Tour

Ascend to the summit of Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town on a half-day tour that also includes a hotel pick-up and exploration of the city’s most historic neighborhoods. Start with a drive through the city center, passing landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company. Admire the baroque grandeur of City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue along Adderley Street to St. George’s Cathedral, overseen by the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter (also known as “Bo-Kaap”) in the foothills of Table Mountain to see the historic district of the Cape Malays, descendants of slaves brought to Cape Town from Java, Ceylon and other regions of the Far East in the early 18th century. Next, go to Table Mountain via Kloof Nek, and ascend to the top (weather permitting) by revolving cable car (tickets not included). Look for wild flowers and the famous silver tree, before getting a bird’s-eye view of the city and its beaches. On clear days it’s possible to see Cape Point on one side and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, on the other side. 

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Cape Town: Private Robben Island, Table Mountain & City Tour

3. Cape Town: Private Robben Island, Table Mountain & City Tour

Begin your journey of Cape Town with a hotel pick up, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to the ferry dock to catch your boat to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison during the Apartheid era. Visit the former prison on a guided tour, hearing stories of the famous island's past. Next, head back across the water to the Victoria and Alfred waterfront, where your guide will take you on a historical tour of Cape Town. See a number of iconic monuments and sights, including the Parliament buildings, the Company's Garden, the Slave Auction Tree, the Apartheid Museum in District Six, the Slave Museum, the Castle — which is the oldest building in South Africa, built between 1666-1679. The last stop on your South African excursion is a visit to Table Mountain. Hop on the cable car and make your way to the top of Cape Town for unparalleled views of the sprawling city and the ocean.

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Table Mountain Hike with Local Expert Tour Guide

4. Table Mountain Hike with Local Expert Tour Guide

Get back to nature and marvel at the flora and fauna of Table Mountain on a half-day hike with a qualified mountain guide. Trek at your own pace and in complete safety as you learn the cultural history of Cape Town and its natural surroundings. India Venster Half-Day Hike: Get breathtaking views of the city and rock formations of the west coast, and look across at Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. The hike will take 3-4 hours to reach the top, and another 1-2 hours on the flat to Maclears Beacon.  Platteklip Gorge Half-Day Hike: Hike one of the most popular paths for stunning views of Lions Head, Signal hill, Devils Peak, Robben Island and more. It is a strenuous, but safe, hike that takes 2 to 3 hours to reach the top and another 1 to 2 hours to Maclears Beacon.  Lions Head Half-Day Hike: Join this great walk for families to get panoramic views from 670 meters above sea level. Look down as the stunning beaches of Camps Bay and Sea Point. Take the adventurous path using staples and chains or the easier route if you prefer.

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Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Kasteelspoort Hiking Trail

5. Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Kasteelspoort Hiking Trail

The hike starts in beautiful Camps Bay. Kasteelspoort ravine is a trail that takes one all the way up to the top via a meandering path. On the way you’ll see spectacular cliff faces and thick fynbos including the stunning protea bushes. At the top you are rewarded with the most spectacular views of Camps Bay and views of Table Mountain all the way to the Cable Car station and Signal Hill.  From the top you'll make your way towards the Woodhead dam to take in this incredible feat of engineering. You'll then make your way along the Valley of the Red Gods to the Cable Car.  This hike can be undertaken by anyone who is reasonably fit.

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Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

6. Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

Get back to nature on a challenging hike through the Platteklip Gorge, and be rewarded by spectacular views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain. Following pickup from your accommodation, you will be taken to the start of the hike. The Platteklip Gorge hike takes about 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the group's level of fitness. Hike with an experienced guide who will point out landmarks such as Lion's Head and the flat-topped Signal Hill, known for the Noon Gun salute by the South African Navy. Take in panoramic views of Devil's Peak, and see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was kept in a maximum security prison for 18 years.  Be rewarded with spectacular views of False Bay and the mountains heading towards Cape Point. Travel back down on the Table Mountain Cableway to complete your amazing experience.

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Skeleton Gorge to Table Mountain Cable Car Hike

7. Skeleton Gorge to Table Mountain Cable Car Hike

Hike through the lush landscape of Skeleton Gorge from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens to the upper cable car on Table Mountain. This is one of the most popular routes to the upper cable car via Maclears Beacon.  Alternatively, you can return down Nursery Ravine back to Kirstenbosch in a round trip (without using the cableway). Experience the iconic natural landmark of Cape Town from a fresh perspective.  With a luscious canopy of green indigenous trees and dense fynbos (indigenous only to Table Mountain), this popular route includes fantastic views of Robben Island, Cape Town City, West Coast and the Twelve Apostles. Hike via Maclear's Beacon at the top of the eastern end of the mountain, and reconnect with the natural world as you encounter a beautiful canopy of indigenous trees and dense fynbos. Enjoy fantastic views of Robben Island and Cape Town, along with the west coast and Twelve Apostles mountains. 

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Cape Town: 2-Hour Table Mountain Hike via Platteklip Gorge

8. Cape Town: 2-Hour Table Mountain Hike via Platteklip Gorge

Hike through Platteklip Gorge on the shortest route to the top of Table Mountain. Take in the sweeping views of the Cape Town area from the top. It should take around 2 hours to hike up. The trail begins just past the lower cableway station on Tafelberg Road. This was the first route that explorers used to summit the mountain, way before the cableway was built. Enjoy panoramic views from the path to the top. This is definitely the best way for those who do not like heights and climbing to conquer the mountain.  There is an option of taking the cable car down (additional fee).

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Cape Town: India Venster Half-Day Hike

9. Cape Town: India Venster Half-Day Hike

Starting near to the lower cable car station, this hike will take 3-4 hours to the top. Look out for indigenous flora, like the King Protea, wander at the spectacular rock formations, like the India Venster (“Window” in Afrikaans) and witness views as far as the eye can see, taking in Robben Island and the whole of Table Bay. False Bay and surrounding mountains are also visible from the top. If this is all the hike you need then a cable car ride down to the bottom can be done at this point.

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What people are saying about Cape Town

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 115 reviews

The ride is nice and smooth. The places are beautiful, the beaches are wonderful and city is great. The commentators on the Busses are exceptional and easy to comprehend.

Better to take city tour and TM separately. In combined, make each 1/2 day to get benefit of both with a day trip. Super the guide is really super!!!!

Convenient. Value for Money. No need to wait in queues, as CitySightSeeing mobile ticket also included table mountain access in the same barcode.

So easy to get around, very convenient when you want to do your own thing. The only way to get around Cape Town.

The activity is convenient in that you can hop onto the bus at any point and time at the allocated stop.