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4 of the Best Table Mountain Day Tours

Sunrise Tour Best Seller – Table Mountain half-day, early-bird private or group tour from Cape Town at 7:30 AM.

☆☆☆☆☆ Rating: 5 · 20 Reviews.
Half-day tour. 3-Hours. Great for early birds!

Fall in love with the beautiful Cape Town upon a half-day, sunrise Table Top sightseeing private or group tour with hotel pickup.

Morning Tour – Daylight dawn sightseeing part-day tour group departing from Cape Town at 10 AM.

☆☆☆☆☆ Rating: 5 · 30 Reviews.
Morning half-day. 3-Hour return trip. Great start!

Traverse the Cape Peninsula in a tour group and discover the highest point to view the dramatic coastline, and to take pictures!

Afternoon Tour – Scenic mid-day tour in private transportation from Cape Town at 13:00 PM.

☆☆☆☆ Rating: 4.2 · 15 Reviews.
Midday tour. 3-Hours Return Trip. Excellent choice!

Create a personalized mountain adventure tour without the hassle of self-driving. Enjoy door to door pickup from your hotel!

Sunset Tour Best Seller – Sunset special Cable Car Table Mountain group tour or private from Cape Town at 16:00 PM.

☆☆☆☆☆ Rating: 5 · 45 Reviews
Evening special. Sundowners 3-Hour Long. Perfect!

See not one, but two oceans on a scenic trip to Cape Town Table Mountain! On-route enjoy the sunset special experience.


Welcome to the vibrant and historical city of Cape Town, South Africa. Life awaits, book a Table Mountain Tour and let’s explore!

Table Mountain Tour company is excited to show you many sights of the Mother City. These range from educational walking tours to Cable Car rides, we’d love to share our expertise with you!

The tours take place within the main city of Cape Town, the highlight of the tour is Table Mountain. We do our best to incorporate visitor interests including the Café, restaurant and Shop on Top. Bird watching enthusiasts will soon find out, there is more animal encounters to meet their expectations, and animals too!

We combine many elements on your travel itinerary to make up the most jam-packed adventure! Try our Table Mountain half-day tour with pickup from any hotel in Cape Town. It will be memorable as possible of an experience! Group, family, solo and large corporate team building events welcome!

First guests are picked up at their hotel. The times for departure, listed above and below. Mainly 7:30 AM, 10 AM, 13:00, and 16:00. Then the travelers are transported by private transport to the Lower terminal for the Table Mountain Cable-Car. The Cableway is a modernized funicular established in the 1900s and completes a 360º rotation every few minutes during the ascent, offering fantastic views over the surrounding landscape.

Next, once the ride arrives on top, you can explore the various checkpoints and viewing decks: these observation places not only overlook the city but also towards the Atlantic and Cape of Good Hope, and forwards onlooking the landmarks North towards the winelands.

There are residents on the plateau, although not what you’d expect! The Dassie is the name of the Rock Hyrax, an animal that resembles a large, fluffy hamster. These are in-fact related to the elephant!

The operation of the tour is weather dependent, meaning high winds may force operations next-day.


#1 Pickup:

Location: Hotel Cape Town

There are many pick-up times to choose from including the earliest time 7:30am for sunrise, the next morning time starts at 10:00am with pickup, while the later time 13:00, and 16:00 give a glimpse of sunset, all of which spectacular to the traveler with excitement!

#2 Table Mountain

Location: Lower Aerial Cableway

The group now arrives at the Lower Cable Car Station. Positioned about half-way up the iconic mountain. The Cableway offers a safe, fast and convenient way to get to the top! The floor of the ride rotates 360 Degrees, giving you a panoramic view while you ascend over 1000 meters above sea level.

A fable story: How Table Mountain got it’s Table Cloth.

Cape Town is inseparable to the image of Table Mountain in the background. A plateau as flat as a table gives this mountain its distinctive shape. Cloths of clouds form over the top, giving this mellow pattern the name “Table Cloth”. The story goes Van Hunks, a local pirate had a smoking contest on top of the mountain which lead to the formation of the Table Cloth, although those are fables.

The sandstone mountain range, with layers of granite, extend far South all the way down the Cape Peninsula and through to Cape Point. The giant spine-like formation of the ridge, conditioned over time gave the appearance of a Table Top. Hard-wearing standstone broken-off by the wind and rain formed the characteristic cliffs.

The small city is honored to have the largest selection of species per kilometer or mile in the whole world. The Floral Kingdom here consists of over 1470 species of unique plants throughout the Protected Area and National Wildlife Park.

Travelers flock to the mountain for day tours, sight seeing and other activities.

#3 Explore the Top

Location: Top of Table Mountain

Now explore the top of the mountain. Time permitted includes all viewpoints marked along the path. Over the sides see the Atlantic Ocean and Cape of Good Hope. Take a breath of relaxation in finding the unique vegetation and Rock Dassies

One can also sit back, relax and enjoy the fantastic view.

Time up you can take yet another 360 Degree rotating Cable Car ride.

#4 Return to Cape Town

Finally, at the end of the journey exploring Tafelberg, we know you’ll knowledgeable


  • Qualified Mountain Guide.
  • Pick-up and drop off.


  • Table Mountain Ticket
  • Food and drinks.

Tour Notes:

Pickup from hotel in Cape Town and Atlantic Seaboard.


100% refundable if the weather is non-permitting.


1 of 1020. Maya, Canada. A great time “above the city” 🙂 – After a brief Cableway ride for only 10 minutes was arrival at the top of Table Mountain with it’s abundant view points including designated and random spots to photograph along the trails and mountain’s edge. It offers breathtaking and dramatic aerial photographs of the city of Cape Town. The close proximity to the oceans gives a distinct look. Many mountain ranges exist in this region like the 12 Apostles, like the one seen from the North point of Table Mountain viewing deck. The tour guide was helpful, professional and experienced, and above all, and gave excellent insight into the history and formation of the mountain. We had a spacious walk on top with our group, while I searched for the “best panorama” to take photos, found many by looking towards Lions Head, Signal Hill, and the Atlantic Ocean. The walking trail was easy and the guide made it a short walk worthwhile. There was tons of plant life, and we stopped by the the gift shop for a while, and ate some cake at the café. My husband bought breakfast and we enjoyed some nice coffee and scrambled eggs on croissants.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Table Mountain Tour cost?

A tour costs R 850 = $50 per person for a 3 hour return-trip. The cost inclusive of pickup and drop off and water for 2 people.

What is the best time on the tour schedule?

Sunrise, or Morning times are the most popular followed by Sunset, evening time. Pickup at 7:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM

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