Table Mountain is a sandstone plateau rising up above the Cape Flats. The top is approximately 3km wide, and at its highest point, Maclears Beacon, rises to 1085m.
Over the centuries it has become one of South Africa's most famous landmarks. The steep cliffs and rocky outcrops of the mountain play home to a number of plants and animals. The mountain is home to approximately 1470 species of plants; more than the entire British Isles! Complimenting this vast array of flora is a stunning range of fauna, some, like the Table Mountain Ghost Frog, being found in no other place in the world.
Free parking is available along the road leading to the lower cable station. Ample space has been allocated for visitors who wish to be picked up and dropped off outside the front entrance. We have allocated dedicated parking bays for tour buses and taxi's to use.
Always bring a warm jacket with you, as the temperature is often cooler on the summit than at the lower station.If you plan to walk to the highest point on the mountain, Maclears Beacon, be sure wear a good pair of walking shoes.
We suggest that you set aside at least an hour for the visit. This gives you time to enjoy all 11 viewpoints. If you want to go for a walk or have a meal on the top, plan for a longer stay on the mountain.