No visit to Cape Town is complete if you haven’t viewed or travelled to (via hike or Table Mountain Aerial Cableway) Table Mountain.
There are many incredible locations to view this award-winning landmark. Here are some of our top picks:
Robben Island is best known as the site of a maximum-security prison where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were incarcerated during apartheid. Take a ferry from the V&A Waterfront and head to this UNESCO World Heritage Site for an immersive tour that offers fascinating history shared by former prisoners. Robben Island also boasts some of the most striking views of Table Mountain, offering the perfect picture moment.
The beaches lining Bloubergstrand showcase some of the most mesmerising views of Table Mountain. While this spot is a feast for the eyes at any hour, the real magic happens during the golden hour when the mountain looks straight out of a painting. The beaches to add to your bucket list are Bloubergstrand Beach, Sunset Beach, Lagoon Beach, Eden on the Bay, Kleinbaai Beach, and Kite Beach.
De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant
Indulge in the captivating vistas of Table Mountain at De Grendel Wine Estate on Plattekloof Road. Secure a spot on the expansive glass-encased verandah of the De Grendel Tasting Lounge and Stoep, where you can leisurely sip on the estate’s award-winning wines. With coveted seating filling up fast, booking in advance is essential. Tastings are available every Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Admire the views of Table Mountain as you conquer one of the city’s most popular hikes, Lion’s Head. This moderate trail treats you to a front-row seat of the mountain and is best seen during sunrise or sunset. At the summit, treat yourself to a picnic feast while soaking in the panoramic views of the city below.
Head to the Yellow Frame at the V&A Waterfront to capture a remarkable photo against the backdrop of Table Mountain. The vicinity surrounding the harbour provides a breathtaking panorama, featuring the mountain complemented by the presence of boats, yachts and the playful antics of seals.
Dine with the view of Table Mountain at Akiya Sushi in Century City. This Asian restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring sushi, dim sum and mouthwatering Chinese dishes. When you visit, be sure to request the table that provides the best vantage point for Table Mountain.
The Cape Wheel
The Cape Wheel at the V&A Waterfront showcases some of the city’s most incredible views, including those of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Granger Bay and Robben Island. The new location on Breakwater Boulevard offers elevated views of Table Mountain, providing a perfect setting to relax and unwind. Locals can enjoy a free ride on the Cape Wheel on their birthday month.
Boat Trip from V&A Waterfront
Set sail on a daily sunset cruise from the V&A Waterfront. The cruises depart daily, showcasing the backdrop of the iconic Cape Town skyline. Take in Table Mountain and the city’s landmarks from the boat as you sip on some sparkling wine and dance to the rhythm of the waves. With various operators like Wild Horizons Waterfront Adventures and Yacoob Yachts, you can tailor your experience.
NAC Helicopter Tour
Experience Table Mountain up close, well, sort of, with a NAC helicopter tour. This one-of-a-kind adventure offers you the incredible opportunity to view the city’s iconic landmarks from above, capturing postcard-perfect content that will leave you with unforgettable memories. There are various tours available.