This is, in my opinion, the number one attraction in Cape Town which the whole family can enjoy. Table Mountain was voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in November 2011. The more adventurous and energetic person can climb up the mountain as an option; it is always a challenge to reach the top. The average person might prefer the Cable Car as a far better alternative. It will only take five minutes to reach the top, which is 1 089m above sea level. The cable care floor rotates giving the tourist a 360˚ view of Cape Town City and the harbour area.
Once on the top you can indulge in self-service drinks and food or just enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and town. On a clear day you will be able to see Robin Island and both the Atlantic Ocean and False Bay. It is recommended that the trip be made in the late afternoon as the sunset is unbelievable. There is free Wi-Fi available for your mobile device so you can contact your friends and share the experience with them first hand. There is also no need to fear battery failure, as there are a number of USB points available in order to recharge.
You are also free to download the audio tour app. This gives you a self-guided tour on your mobile device. If you feel like a brisk walk there are three trails clearly marked for your convenience. It must also be mentioned here that the mountain trails, including the cable car are wheel chair friendly. If you are feeling very adventurous there is also the opportunity to go Abseiling down the cliff face.
Sightseeing and bus tours
You must take the topless bus tour in order to explore the city and many other attractions. There is the Cape Town City Tour which includes 11 stops around the city including Table Mountain. Then there is the Cape Town Peninsula Tour which makes 14 stops around the peninsula including Kirstenbosch Gardens. The Cape Town Wine Tour is very popular and stops at three of the best wine estates in Constantia. What is interesting with these tours is that your bus ticket allows you to hop off at any attraction that interests you and hop on again when the next bus comes through.
Cape Point Explorer Tour
This tour is a full day experience. The bus leaves Cape Town at around 9:45 and travels along the sea front passing through Muizenberg and Fish Hoek and makes its first stop at Boulders Beach. This beach is the home of thousands of African penguins and allows you to come within a few meters of this endangered species. After leaving Boulders Beach the bus travels through the Cape Point Nature Reserve and stops at Cape point where you will enjoy a light lunch. The view from Cape Point is remarkable as you can take in the surrounding mountains and the sea where the two currents meet. You will be offered the privilege of taking numerous short walking trails which lead to wonderful beaches and scenic viewing points. After the day is almost over the bus returns to Cape Town making use of the scenic coastal drive and also extends over the Ou Kaapse Weg mountain pass to arrive back at 17:30.
Accommodation in Cape Town
Accommodation is plentiful in Cape Town and ranges from Hotels, Self Catering, Holiday Cottages, Holiday Homes, Holiday Apartments and Bed and Breakfasts and more. This includes the V and A Waterfront that has 32 accommodation facilities and is within 2 Km of Cape Town. Camps Bay with 142 places to stay and is 14km from Cape Town. There is also Bloubergstrand with about 270 places to stay and can be found 20km from Cape Town. Then Sea Point has 66 places to stay and is only 8 Km from Cape Town. The accommodation available in Cape Town is of the best in the world and offers the tourist affordable prices and five star services.