Stretching from Cape Town to Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain National Park is an expansive, scenic and enthralling national park of South Africa. With flat topped Table Mountain, right at the centre, this park is a sprawling land over 22,000 hectares and features stunning mountains, beaches, ocean and world’s richest floras and exciting wildlife. Previously known as Cape Peninsula National Park; Table Mountain National Park is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and assures an amazing and super thrilling vacation for all.
Here is the detailed guide on what Table Mountain National Park offers to millions of visitors, who frequent this place, every year.
Things To Do At Table Mountain National Park
Take a look at the best things to do at the park that will give you an experience of lifetime and make your visit simply amazing!
1. Boulders Penguin Colony
In Table Mountain National Park penguins spotting on Boulders private beach is not only fun, but immensely delightful. Located in the Cape Town area, the Boulders Beach is surrounded by sand dunes, which act as shelters for almost 2000 African penguins. Located near Simon Town, a visit Boulders Beach Penguin Colony is a must activity in Table Mountain National Park.
Tickets: INR 177/adult
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Among all the top Table Mountain National Park activities, hiking is the most popular one. With jaw dropping 360-degree views of Cape Town, the surrounding azure ocean and beaches, hiking up to Table Mountain is an absolutely thrilling activity. In fact, there are guided hiking tours to Table Mountain top every day. Spend some time on the top, rejuvenate and chill out the Table Mountain Cafe, located atop.
3. Cable Car Ride
If you do not want to trek uphill in Table Mountain, enjoy cable car ride up to hill top. Start your exciting ropeway journey from terminus at Kloofnek Road and you can reach the top of the Table Mountain, located 1089 metres above, in about 5 minutes.Table Mountain National Park cable car can accommodate up to 65 passengers and has rotating floors, which help everyone to enjoy panoramic view of Cape Town.
Time: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Tickets: INR 961/person for return journey
4. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
The Table Mountain National Park is considered as the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is an area within the national park, that features common to endangered flora and grasslands. Sprawling over 36 hectares and managed by South African National Biodiversity Institute, this place is nestled at the foothills of Table Mountain and visiting this place to see bright and vibrant plants and trees is one of the popular activities amongst all.
Time: 8 am to 6 pm
Tickets: INR 202/person
5. Silvermine Nature Reserve
Extending from Tokai Mountains to Noordhoek; Silvermine Nature Reserve is an expansive natural reserve, best known for outdoor adventure activities like forest trails, trekking, mountain biking and bird watching. So, you must add this place to your itinerary as it will treat the adventurer within you!
Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Tickets: INR 258/person
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6. Scuba Diving
There are few diving spots in Table Mountain National Park, that let everyone enjoy bright and vibrant marine life. There are shipwreck sites and breeding centres of marine animals, which offer excellent diving opportunities and scuba diving is one of the top listed Table Mountain National Park activities, people generally opt for.
Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Tickets: INR 258/person
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7. Constantia Wine Valley Bike Tour
Constantia Wine Valley Bike Tour is immensely popular and thrilling. If you look at the map of Table Mountain National Park, you can see quite a few vineyards but Constantia Wine Valley is the oldest and most visited one. There are many exciting activities to do but nothing can beat the fun and ecstasy of cycling through the wine estate, tasting wine samples and guided walks with sommeliers.
Things To Know About Table Mountain National Park
Best Time To Visit Table Mountain National Park
The ideal time to explore Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town is from November through February. This is summer season here and assures moderately hot and breeze weather. The chance of seeing Table Mountain National Park animals and flora increase manifold in summer. Moreover, these months are perfect to indulge in scuba diving, hiking, wine valley tour and spotting penguins.
Table Mountain National Park is open on all seven days of the week from 7 am to 5 pm. In Table Mountain National Park entrance fees is only for boulder beach. To enjoy seeing penguins, on a private beach, one needs to pay INR 177/adult.
How To Reach Table Mountain National Park?
Cape Town is the nearest city and airport to Table Mountain National Park. Lying at a distance of 25 kms from the airport, one needs to hire private cabs to reach the park gate. Many parts of the park are accessible via car but to reach the top of Table Mountain, either trek upslope or stop at the Cable Car station at Kloofnek Road and avail the ropeway.
Where To Stay In Table Mountain National Park?
There are many stay options in Cape Town and people generally visit the national park for a day trip. But to enjoy perfect rejuvenation amid nature; book anyTable Mountain National Park accommodation that is within. You can check out Eland and Duiker self-catering cottages, Orange Kloof Tented Camps, Silvermine Tented Camp, Wash House and Wood Owl Cottage.
The beauty of Table Mountain National Park is unmatched and exceptionally scenic. Next time, when you are planning your South Africa holiday with Travel Triangle; make sure to include this natural reserve in your package.
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