Table Mountain Cable Car
Cape Town's Table Mountain is recognisable around the world by its distinct flat-top shape.
The level plateau is around three kilometres from side to side; flanked by Devil's Peak to the east and Lion's Head to the west...The highest point on Table Mountain is towards the eastern end of the plateau, at 1,086 metres above sea level.
For excellent views over Cape Town, Table Bay, Robben Island and the Atlantic seaboard, the Table Mountain Cableway transports passengers up to the plateau from Tafelberg Road.
Visitors can use the free MyCiTi shuttle service from the Lower Tafelberg Road stop, just off Kloof Nek Road, to the Upper Tafelberg Road stop at the Lower Cable station.
Tourists can also arrive on the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour buses that leave Cape Town every twenty minutes.
The 90-minute round trip starts at the Two Oceans Aquarium, passing the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
The bus then heads up Adderley Street, stopping at City Sightseeing's Long Street tour office.
From there the bus continues directly to the Cableway.
Photo by Michel Guntern, TravelNotes.org
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