Take a bus, taxi or car from Cape Town station, Or if driving yourself, follow Kloof Nek road up towards the cable car station and look out for direction signs.
Parking is available along Tafelberg road which runs past the cable station. Self employed parking marshalls wearing printed bibs watch the cars while you ascend the mountain - in return for a few coins.
You're advised to arrive early to obtain parking nearby at busy times, otherwise expect to walk some distance to the cable station along the road.
People with disabilities are provided with dedicated parking bays at the lower cable station. The cablecars, facilities and pathways on the summit are wheel chair friendly.
peak times during the
queues snake back from the lower cable station, so arrive
early to buy your tickets to avoid a
Remember that the temperature is generally cooler on the summit, and prone to change depending on the season, so bring a coat or windbreaker along.
When you reach the summit don't
wander too far
the cable station unless you have a good knowledge of the area, or
unless you are accompanied by an experienced hiker. Keep to the paths
and follow the signs. There are sheer dangerous
Which ever route you decide to take, make sure you are prepared and know where you are going. A hike up Table Mountain especially in hot weather should not be taken lightly. Give yourself plenty of time. Leave early and don't walk alone. Carry a cell phone if possible, a route map warm clothing, sufficient water and food, use sunblock and wear a hat. All members of your party should be equally fit to avoid stragglers.
For cheaper access to numerous Cape Town attractions: Cape Town Pass
Tourists and hikers often have to be rescued in the Cape mountains for various reasons, ranging from losing their way, to injury or illness. Occasionally some have also died. This has brought about the need for a rescue organisation with search and recovery resources which extend across the Western Cape.
A joint initiative by local government and Cape Metro Services has brought various outdoor clubs and groups together under one umbrella known as Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) Members of WSAR work together to form an efficient and essential mountain rescue organisation. WSAR
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