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July 11, 2014

5 Cool things to do at Table Mountain this winter

Wondering what to do at Table Mountain, our wonder of nature this chilly season? We have 5 cool suggestions! Image by Deon Gurling

As a visitor to our fair city, you’ve probably been told if not once, then a million times, that you simply MUST visit Table Mountain, Cape Town’s wonder of nature. Sure, that’s relatively easy to do in the summer, but just what is there to do at this iconic attraction in winter? Oh, if you only knew…

From cool sightseeing to affordable family outings and over the top parties, our most recognisable site is the coolest place to be this season.

Grab your comfy, warm jackets and join me for the following cool things to do at Table Mountain this winter:

Spine-chilling views:

Weather permitting, the cable cars run daily from 08h30 to 18h00 and this gives you plenty of time to take in that magnificent 360 degree view of the Mother City.

Once on top, prepare to be astounded by the sheer magnitude of beautiful vistas – nothing beats watching a Capetonian sunset from the Twelve Apostles Terrace, the endless views of the Fairest Cape sprawled below  or spotting  one of 1 460 different species of plants and possible a Dassie or two.

Charge those camera phones – you’re going to want to take amazing photos!

Snuggling in style:

Snuggle with your beloved in the luxurious Orangekloof Tented Camp in the Table Mountain National Park this winter. Image courtesy of http://www.yearinthewild.com/

Let’s face it: there is nothing more romantic that snuggling with your beloved at a fireside and stargazing from the comfort of your tent. This chilly season, do it in style at the luxurious Orangekloof tented camp in the Table Mountain National Park.

For the nature and adventure lovers, the day-long hike along the Hoerikwaggo Trail from Table Mountain to the camp in the Constantia Nek Valley builds up quite the sweat and anticipation and is the ideal winter getaway for two.

Be the ultimate event host:

Be the ultimate party host by hosting your next celebration in one of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway's private function venues. Image courtesy of Deon Gurling

So, you’re visiting from out of town and you’re celebrating a special occasion but you’re stumped for the ultimate event destination? Did you know the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway offers private function venues for hire?

Jot down your dream guest list, create your creative invitation and let the Cableway team take care of the catering and other important details. For more information, click here.

Quality family time for less:

Treat your little ones to an inexpensive sightseeing adventure with the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway's Kidz Season Special. Image courtesy of  tablemountain.net

Travelling with your precious darlings and keen for an adventurous experience with a difference but watching your budget? Why not try the Cableway Kidz Season Special, which sees two kids riding the Cable Car for free, with every paying adult, each weekend, on public holidays and during the school holidays.

The fun-filled Kidz Season deal is a real treat for mini-adventurers who can collect treasure hunt maps from the Ticket Office, a sweet treat from the Shop at the Top and a Dassie Biscuit from the Table Mountain Café when they hand in the vouchers printed on the map.

The uber fun Kidz Season special runs until 31 October, 2014.

Scenic tours from above:

Gather some friends and experience a scenic, informative tour, every hour on the hour at Table Mountain.Image courtesy of Deon Gurling

Love the views but keen to discover the little known facts about our impressive mountain? Don’t miss the hourly informative walking tours, lead by a trained tour guide, from 09h00 to 15h00.

Did you know?  Table Mountain is wheel-chair friendly and provides a wheelchair route for handicapable explorers with special needs.

Ready to book your Table Mountain tickets, accommodation and function venue? Click here for assistance from our friendly Contact Centre team members.

FYI: The Mountain is chilling out between Monday 28 July 2014 and Sunday 10 August 2014 for maintenance.

Keen to see and do more in Cape Town on your next winter visit? We’ve got 100 marvellous things to do right here.

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