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.
The best views of Cape Town are from the top of Table Mountain. The cableway takes you to the summit in under ten minutes whilst rotating gondola's ensure that visitors enjoy a 360 degree view of Cape Town and Table Bay. Once on top, visitors can stroll along 2 km of pathways and enjoy magnificent views from over 12 viewing sites and decks.
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. The Cableway does not take bookings due to the fact that the operation of the cable cars is weather dependent!