Table Mountain (Khoikhoi: Hoerikwaggo, Afrikaans: Tafelberg) is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top. The mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.
As a wonder of nature (literally) it’s a must see for tourists, locals and everyone alike to either climb or visit by aerial cableway. Being so physically unfit and extremely terrified of heights, I opted for the latter. Having visited Cape Town eleven years ago it is not any different in terms of attractions, although, we easily spent two hours there when I only accounted for one. There is plenty to do: guided walks, eat, take selfies but more importantly to enjoy the stunning view of Cape Town city.
You know the term, “the world doesn’t revolved around you?” well Cape Town revolves around the mountain. No matter where or when you are driving you can easily spot the mountain even if it be from a distance. Our first few days we were unlucky as the weather was not on our side. The weather plays a major role in determining your level of fun in Cape Town because most attractions are closed if there is insane wind or if the cloud has spread over the mountain like a waterfall, leading to poor visibility.
I won’t lie, Cape Town is a remarkable city and its mountains play a major role in that but the novelty has worn off viewing it after the third time. I think the minute you have seen it once, enjoy it and embrace it because it really isn’t worth spending the fee for the cable cart by the fourth time. However, if you’re climbing the mountain? Well, thats an achievement on its own and if one day I get over my phobia I would definitely push myself to climb it.
It was amazing to have a bright beautiful day to view this attraction and probably the best thing was viewing the city at its peak. All in all, Cape Town is probably the best city in South Africa thanks to its nature, food and its people. Would I go again? Of course. Would I visit Table Mountain again? Probably if I am climbing it. We will just have to see what happens!
Stay tuned folks!