What to do at Table Mountain

Take a cable car and explore Table Mountain's summit

Say hello to a dassie!

Learn about the unique flora and fauna

Take a guided walk or explore the hiking trails

Soak up the scenic views

Recharge and refuel at our Wi-Fi Lounge

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway has something for everyone, which is why it has attracted more than 25-million visitors since its opening in 1929. Make the most of your visit with our list of things to do below – and our insightful information guide which you can download and print.

Catch a cable car

Take the five-minute cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain, 1 089 metres above Cape Town, and explore the summit (The Cableway is wheelchair accessible, and yes, some parts at the top are too).

Grab a bite

You’ll find our self-service restaurant, Table Mountain Café, offering a range of food and drinks, snacks, desserts and wines.

Enjoy the view

This is a great spot to sit and soak up the commanding 360-degree views of Cape Town, Table Bay, the nearby peaks of the surrounding mountains and the rest of the Table Mountain National Park, in which the Cableway is situated.

Retail therapy

A selection of gifts and curios are on sale at the Shop at the Top. Pop in and find something special to remind you of your visit to the highest point in Cape Town.

Relaxing outside the Table Mountain Cafe

Wi-Fi Lounge

Recharge and refuel at our hotspot at the top. Make the Wi-Fi Lounge your office for the day with the best free Wi-Fi or grab a delicious treat and beverage to enjoy while you share your Table Mountain snaps with family and friends. Run out of battery life? No problem. We've got several plug points and USB points to recharge your mobile device. 

Audio Tours

Discover the stories and legends of Table Mountain or experience the top of Table Mountain like never before with our two free audio tours. Download the free VoiceMap application to your mobile device – using our free Wi-Fi – plug in your earphones and begin your self-guided tour at the Lower or Upper Cable Station. The first audio tour is called Lower Cableway Station Audio Guide: In-Queue Entertainment, and the second one is titled Upper Cableway Station Audio Guide: Tabletop Walking Tour. For a step-by-step guide on how to download the VoiceMap application to your mobile device, click here.

Go for a hike

Hit one of three hiking trails that start at the Upper Cable Station and explore the summit further. Table Mountain is part of a World Heritage Site, an important part of the Cape Floristic Region and the single richest floristic area in the world. There is a lot of fynbos vegetation on the mountain, with over 1 460 different species of plants. There are also plenty of dassies, lizards, insects and birdlife to be seen. Read our Quick tips if you are planning on hiking.

Join a guided walk

Thirty-minute guided tours happen on the hour from 09:00 to 15:00 daily, departing from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Café). These are free, family-friendly walks conducted by our staff, who will share the story of Table Mountain and the Cableway, and provide any assistance you may require.

An agama lizard basks in the sun

Watch a sunset

Check out our Special Offers and take advantage of our half-price Sunset Special. There’s no better place to watch a beautiful African sunset than from the top of Table Mountain.

Get adventurous

If you are feeling adventurous, you could abseil down a cliff face with Abseil Africa.

Abseil at Table Mountain. Photo courtesy of Neil