Table Mountain

ru6a0230Table Mountain is definitely that cherry on top of Cape Town’s beauty. It plays a big part in forming the City Bowl (as they call it) with Signal Hill and Lion’s Head, and it makes the views in the city so much more spectacular. I also like how the mountain looks so different in different weather…

After reading a couple of blog posts about hiking to the top of the Table Mountain, we were actually going to do it – sounded pretty easy and fun. But as I researched it more and more, I realized it’s better to leave the hiking for pros… It turns out, the weather can change in seconds making the path dangerous. And even it would be sunny, the heat would be a lot to take for a Finn. I learned that more people die at Table Mountain in a year than on Mount Everest! Most likely because they underestimate the climb or aren’t well prepared. So even though you might have to stand in line for some time to get to the cable car, I really recommend it instead of hiking if you really don’t know what you are doing.

But we did hike around the top: to the highest point Maclear’s Beacon and back. And in that heat even that was enough. The hike isn’t that long, but as we stopped for photos all the time, for us it took over 2 hours to go around and get back to the cableway.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, the views were really something! ru6a9971ru6a9995

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