More than 20 million people have been up Table Mountain in Cape Town, it’s a must if you’re in the city. No photo could ever do the view justice – it’s definitely the most impressive vista I’ve ever seen. Hardly surprising it’s recently been voted one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, along with Halong Bay.
If you have the time it’s easy enough to climb up, but if time’s tight, like it was for me, the cable car scales the 1085m in just a few minutes. I boarded within an hour of landing in the Cape, completely forgetting I’m not good with cable cars. The journey was over too quick for me to get too upset though, and the rotating floor meant I was too busy snapping away.
As I’ve said, the panoramas are incredible, but to really get the best views of Table Mountain you’re going to need a little help…
If you really want to see Table Mountain from the best viewpoint, it’s time to invest some cash and get serious, it’s time, for, the helicopter…
Lucky for me I went courtesy of South Africa Tourism, but you can book tickets for the Table Mountain cable car for 185ZAR (£11.75) return and check out Cape Town Helicopters for a ride. My 25-minute trip from the V&A Waterfront, along the Atlantic Coast over to False Bay and passing Fish Hoek to Muizenberg will cost 1600ZAR each (£100), and you’ll get a free sightseeing bus ticket too.
It may sound a lot, but the incredible views you’ll get of Table Mountain will be priceless.