Tablemountain

Overlooking the city of Cape Town, this World Heritage Site includes South Africa’s most iconic landmark, plus beaches, forests and oceans. Every year millions of people make the journey by cable car to the top of Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Step off the boardwalk and amble along the spectacular coastline at one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets, Olifantsbos cottage in the Cape Point section of Table Mountain National Park.

– Kate Collins, Wild 21

Main attractions

  • View from the top of Table Mountain
  • Cape Point lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula
  • Hoerikwaggo overnight hiking trail
  • Cape Floral Kingdom
  • Penguins at Boulders Beach

Activities:

  • Day hikes
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Water and wind sports
  • Picnicking and braaing
  • Dog walking
  • Whale watching

Top sightings: Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill, Cape Point, sugarbirds, proteas

Accommodation: Cottages, furnished safari tents (Hoerikwaggo camps), Tintswalo luxury lodge

Gate times

Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope): April – September 07:00 – 17:00, October – March 06:00 – 18:00
Silvermine: May – September 08:00 – 17:00, October – April 07:00 – 18:00
Oudekraal: 07:00 – 18:00
Tokai Forest: April – September 08:00 – 17:00, October – March 07:00 – 18:00
Boulders: April – September 08:00 – 17:00, October – November 08:00 – 18:30, December – January 07:00 – 19:30, February – March 08:00 – 18:30

Nearest centre: Cape Town. Although many parts are accessible by public transport, a vehicle is necessary to reach the more southerly parts such as Cape Point.

Wild Card: Purchase or renew at the Tokai office (+27 21 712 7471. Please note that it is not possible to purchase or renew at Boulders, Cableway Station, Cape Point, Oudekraal and Silvermine.

Contact park: +27 (0)21 701 8692, [email protected]

SANParks Central Reservations: +27 (0)12 428 9111, [email protected]

Visit Table Mountain National Park’s home page.