If this mountain doesn’t offer the best view over Cape Town then I don’t know what. The fantastic part of it is that there are so many ways to enjoy and reach the magnificent views from the top. 


I guess the most common one is the take the cable car as there were more than 100 meters of queues when we arrived at the base of the mountain. If you are considering to take the cable car I recommend to check out when is the best time  to avoid the crowds. However my best tip is to hike up Table Mountain, then you are definitely in for a treat!

As we didn’t have much time we hiked Plattenklip Gorge, which is the quickest way to the top. The hiking is steep and you will see all the impressive rock formations and the city, but compared to the other hikes the views are a bit restricted with this route. However you are still rewarded with the same impressive views from the top! If we had more time I would try India Vester or the Kaseelport route. These hikes a bit more demanding but includes views over the Atlantic Ocean so I can imagine they are well worth it.

Plattenklip Gorge is the most popular hike and takes around 2-3 hours. It's a 850 meters elevation gain to reach the top which is located more than 1000 meters above sea level.  In my opinion, no Cape Town visit is complete without reaching the summit. The views from the top are incredible!

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