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From the Table Mountain Flickr Group: A stroll with the mountain as a dramatic backdrop

A photograph of footsteps in the sand in Table Bay, with Table Mountain in the background. Photo courtesy smee.bruce.

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Easter fun on Table Mountain

This Easter weekend (Friday April 2 to Monday April 5), Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is offering fun activities for the entire family. Spot and snap a picture of the Easter Bunny and you could win a set of family tickets for another trip up the Cableway.

Easter weekend activities include Easter basket making, an Easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter fairy and the Mad Hatter. Participating families are to meet at the Twelve Apostles Terrace, on top of Table Mountain, anytime from 10am to 2pm each day from Friday April 2 to Monday April 5.

Behind the scenes at Table Mountain Aerial Cableway: Burgers and buns on the move

There’s a great deal of behind-the-scenes-preparation that goes into creating the delicious fare available at the Table Mountain Café.

Most of the hard work is carried out in the production kitchen at the lower station, where meals are prepared and pre-cooked, before being transported to the upper station in special hot boxes, via the cable car. 

Table Mountain’s a lady at the top

Table Mountain is not only the grandmother that looks over her own, but also the one attraction that tourists to Cape Town most often visit. She’s been admired, revered, respected and loved and now, she’s been nominated as a Natural Wonder.

Very recently, you voted her into the final 28 of the New 7 Wonders of the world competition. She does have stiff competition, but she also has poise, stamina and above all, your vote, to help her make it to her deserved spot on the world stage, alongside the other six winning natural wonders.

From the Table Mountain Flickr Group: Flowers on top of Table Mountain

Flowers on top of Table Mountain. Photo courtesy Christian_nim26.

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From the Table Mountain Flickr Group: Table Mountain at Sunset

This spectacular photograph of Table Mountain at sunset was taken by our Flickr group member, mtdup.

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From the Table Mountain Flickr group: View from top of Table Mountain, Cape Town

This picture was taken on top of Table Mountain, looking across the Atlantic Ocean towards Cape Point. Photo courtesy Harris S.

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From the Table Mountain Flickr group: How far is..?

This is a photograph of one of the many plaques on top of Table Mountain, that tell you all about where you are and what you’re seeing or doing. Photo courtesy Ray33.

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From the Table Mountain Flickr group: The peninsula by night

A panoramic view of the Cape Peninsula at night, stitched together from two photographs. Photo courtesy pittyplatsch.

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Behind the scenes at Table Mountain Aerial Cableway: Keeping the cable car at peak performance

The Table Mountain cable cars are always ready and waiting to whisk its first batch of visitors to the top of Table Mountain in the morning, thanks to an efficient cleaning crew who give them a once-over as the sun comes up.

The cars are cleaned every day and minor repairs are carried out on an ongoing basis.

When the Cableway has a shutdown, the cars are given a thorough washing. During an annual two-week shutdown period in winter, overhauls and maintenance are carried out on the machinery and cables.

Ten tips on conquering vertigo

We see people like you all the time in the cable cars. People who stand on the centre console of a car, where the floor doesn’t rotate, hands squeezing the railings, trying to extract any metal impurities not removed in the original manufacturing process.

Your eyes are fixed unwaveringly on the floor. Your mind is throwing open the doors on all your memories, trying to find the entrance to your elusive happy place.

What it’s like to be a mom on the mountain

From the time he was a baby, my son Kyle has known Table Mountain as “mommy’s mountain” and if it’s covered by cloud I always ask him, “Who stole mommy’s mountain?”

That’s how great my passion for “my mountain” is!