Table Mountain National Park

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Table Mountain National Park, Western Cape

Table Mountain National Park
Table Mountain National Park

At the south-western tip of South Africa, the Table Mountain National Park encompasses the incredibly scenic Peninsula mountain chain stretching from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south, a distance of approximately 60 km.

The narrow portion of land with its many beautiful valleys, bays and beaches is circled by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the warmer waters of False Bay in the east.

The Table Mountain National Park has two world-renowned landmarks within its boundaries; the majestic Table Mountain and the legendary Cape of Good Hope. Recognised globally for its extraordinarily rich, diverse and unique flora, this singular land formation, with rugged cliffs, steep slopes and sandy flats, is a truly phenomenal natural, scenic, historical, cultural and recreational asset both locally and internationally. Nowhere else in the world does an area of such awesome beauty and such rich bio-diversity exist almost entirely within a metropolitan area - the thriving and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.

Table Mountain National Park
Table Mountain National Park
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway provides access to the top of Table Mountain, while a funicular carries visitors to Cape Point. Restaurants and curio shops operate at Rhodes Memorial, Kirstenbosch, Cape Point and on Table Mountain.

Scenic drives can be taken along Boyes Drive, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Victoria Road, the Ou Kaapse Weg, from Simon's Town to Smitswinkel Bay, from Kommetjie to Scarborough and to Cape Point. Popular picnic spots are located at the Signal Hill lookout, The Glen, Van Riebeeck Park, Newlands Forest, Constantia Nek, Oudekraal, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Tokai, Witsand, Soetwater, Buffels Bay, Bordjiesrif, Miller's Point and Perdekloof.

Southern Right Whales entertain thousands of spectators each year as they come close to shore to mate and calve. Sightings peak in September, and there are a number of view sites along the scenic coastline and Boulders Beach is home to a growing colony of the Jackass penguin.

Table Mountain National Park

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Table Mountain

This World Heritage Site is undeniably the largest tourist attraction in Cape Town, and indeed in South Africa, and draws holidaymakers from the four corners of the globe. The summit can be reached by trails or cable-car. Since the first person laid eyes on Table Mountain, it has exerted ... more information

Table Mountain Photographs

View photographs of Table Mountain, Cape Town. A collection of professional and amateur photographs taken of Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain from different locations within in Cape Town, varying angles and at during different times of day. Large high-res photographs ... more information

Table Mountain Hiking Trails

Capetonians are incredibly fortunate to have a National Park right on the doorstep in the city, and the best way to explore it is on foot. Read on for a summarised list of some the various walks in, around and on Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain. Includes The Pipe track, Grootkop, Skeleton Gorge and more ... more information

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