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Best Seller Table Mountain, Cable Car & Small Group Walking Tour from Cape Town by Table Mountain Tour.

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Small Table Mountain group tours with a big view from Cape Town! Ride to Table Mountain National Park, a New 7 Wonder of Nature.

Travel to the famous Table Mountain National Park on a small exclusive tour with a maximum of 6 travelers. View landmark attractions like Cape of Good Hope from the top of Table Mountain. Your licensed tour guide and driver makes mention to certain points of Hout Bay, Boulders Beach, and Chapmans Peak drive along the way. It makes for a convenient and cost-effective half-day tour trip with pickup from your hotel in the Cape Town and Atlantic Seaboard zones.

Must-see location in Cape Town for visitors. The highest point of the mountain is 3,563-foot (1,086-meter), although you will not have to hike because the Cable Car (tickets not included) go to the top. Each Cablecar rotates 360 degrees, giving passengers a full panoramic view. Once at the top, multiple walking trails show-off aspects of the flat terrain. All sorts of activities are available including walking, sightseeing, bird watching, restaurant and café, and Shop On Top. The geographic features of the mountain are unique and must be seen!

Start Times

Morning: 7am/10am
Afternoon: 1pm/4pm


Table Mountain Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road, Cape Town, 8001

Tour Highlights

  • Relax in a private vehicle with pickup from your hotel. The dual-guide and driver provides insight. Multiple stops covered on a single Table Mountain half-day tour.


  • Pick up and drop off from hotels in Cape Town Central and Atlantic Seaboard. Shared tour with a qualified mountain guide. 1/1.5l mineral water or distilled bottled water. Parking fees for Table Mountain. Entry into a variety of shops, photography spots, restaurant, and Cableway.

Not included

Departure details

  • Hotel pickup is offered in Cape Town and Atlantic Seaboard. If you stay outside of Cape Town, we have a meeting point at the Table Mountain Lower Aerial Cableway or pickup from V&A Waterfront. See if your hotel is covered by contacting us.

Return details

  • Returns to original departure hotel or drop off any point in Cape Town Central or Atlantic Seaboard. Drop-off can be different to pickup.

Expected itinerary

This is a typical day on a Table Mountain Tour.

Pickup: All major locations and hotels, including all private accommodation in Central and Atlantic Seaboard.

After pickup at your designated hotel, the tour guide will drive through to the Table Mountain parking lot. Along the way, witness the historical city of Cape Town. Many landmarks pointed out by your guide, observed along the way. The orientation gives a better understanding and appreciation of the Mother City for the rest of the tour.

Stop At: Table Mountain Cape Town 8001 South Africa

We stop off at the Box Office to buy tickets (not included in the fee or fare) and refreshments. The line for Aerial Cable car admission depends on the season. We recommend buying tickets in advance through or South African website

Duration: 20 minutes – 1 hour

Stop At: Lower Aerial Cableway Station.

Now we stop at a New 7 Wonder of Nature, Table Mountain where we will explore. Skipping the queue because you bought tickets off the online website in advance. We will go to the next queue for the funicular ride. In case of adverse weather we will postpone the Table Mountain ride till later, when the conditions are improved. Not to stress at all, we will still stop at Table Mountain, although the time depends on the weather. The cable car rotates 360 degrees and goes up in approximately 5 minutes. The two Cable Cars scissor slice each other at the middle, which makes for good photos of the other side of the ride with the people on the other gondola. Now at the top the licensed tour guide and driver will take you on a spectaculars tour of the Table Top.

A note about location: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Your Tour Guide driver escorts you to the most scenic parts on top of the mountain and gives you a guided tour. Please note that weather permitting, the Cable Car may not operate in strong winds and rain. And, please also note that the entrance into the Cable Car is not included in the price. If you want an all-inclusive Table Mountain tour and tickets, we have another offer. Find out about all-inclusive tours by visiting the menu to find out what tours we offer. With this tour, we recommend clients purchase their tickets online in advance, it will ensure things go faster, according to the itinerary. In purchasing tickets online, you will skip the box office, proceed directly to the boarding line, await the next cable car. Usually it takes 15 minutes to 30 minutes.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Stop At: Viewing point number 1 Camps Bay, Western Cape

From the Table Mountain walking path, we stop at the viewing point for Camps Bay, Green Point and Bantry Bay. We take photos here at this amazing opportunity. This is the highlight photo of the tour. With the 12 Apostles on one side and the city on the other, white sand beaches and lush green landscape make for Instagram photos with excellent captions.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Deck 2 Chapmans Peak viewing point between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, 7872 South Africa

Chapman’s peak viewing point is one of the most scenic stops. Travelers will be WOW’d as they see the white sand beaches in the distance for kilometers upon kilometers. Waves crashing upon the southern shores till the Cape Point.

Duration: 15 minutes

Viewing point stop: View the furthest town, Simon’s Town, Western Cape

We will stop at the viewing point on the mountain side where you can see Simons Town. Your tour guide will share an interesting story about how Simons Town got it’s iconic name. Interestingly the South African Navel base is located in Simons Town.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mountain Top Stop Boulders Beach Viewing Point, the Penguin Colony, Simon’s Town 7995 South Africa

From the mountain, look towards Boulders Beach, one of the best beaches in Cape Town. The warm waters from False Bay area, makes this location ideal for suntanning and bathing. The highlight of this location if you go is of course the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Here you can visit some cute penguins on a separate tour and see them breeding on the beach.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Viewing point towards Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain National Park 8001 South Africa

Possibly the highlight of the day is the viewing deck towards Cape of Good Hope on the southern side of Table Mountain. A visit to Cape Town is not complete without getting a photo towards this vantage point and platform. Your tour guide has knowledge of two important beacons to The Cape, Bartolomeu Dias beacon and the Vasco Da Game beacon.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Storytelling point about the Old Cape Point Lighthouse, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape Point South Africa

Your tour guide can tell you an exciting story about the short hike from Cape of Good Hope to the Cape Point Light House. If you have no interest in this point, your tour guide can tell you about the exciting Flying Dutchman Funicular in which you can ride on another tour to the Cape Point Lighthouse. Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope are excluded from this Table Mountain Tour but the guide can help you with planning. Interesting fact! The Cape Point is the meeting point between two renowned ocean currents: The Cold Benguela and the Warm Agulhas are the Two Oceans.

Duration: 15 minutes

Know about the viewing point where you can stop at: Muizenberg Beach 7945 South Africa

Our final educational point on the Table Mountain tour is Muizenberg overview. The colorful huts make for ideal photos and the beach is known as “surfers beach”. The tour guide shares knowledge about the huts, where sunbathers change their clothes during summer months.

Duration: 15 minutes

Drop-off: Cape Town, your hotel. Cape Town, South Africa 8001.

After the mountain, we drop off travelers in Cape Town, and Atlantic Seaboard.

The guide will say final goodbyes and then it is up to you to deicide on the next tour.


  • Infant seats are available. Wheelchair access is accessible. The landmark has public transportation, and the transportation is wheelchair accessible, elderly and pregnant women welcome.

If you have questions about any part of this itinerary or tour, kindly send us an email, our contact is listed on the “Contact Us” page.

Additional information

  • We’ll send you a confirmation email. Pickup times are listed on the email. Children should have an adult accompany them on tour. We recommend comfortable walking shoes. Hiking boots are not needed. The pickup times are estimates. The exact time depends on the weather conditions and traffic on the day of tour. We will collect all travelers in Cape Town Central and Atlantic Seaboard. If you are outside this region, we have a meeting point at the Lower Aerial Cableway, Cape Town. If Table Mountain is closed due to weather, the tour guide will inform you of the next available day. Most travelers can participate in this activity.

    This experience requires good weather, if the Cableway does not operate, you will be informed for a refund or rebook date at no extra charge. This experience requires a booking of a minimum of 2 travelers. 1 person is charged per 2 people. This tour has a maximum capacity of 6 people. More people can be arranged on Price On Asking.

Cancellation policy

  • The weather if non-permitting allows for 100% full refund, or if the tour does not take place due to unforeseen circumstances.

Covid safety

Our precautions

  • We take temperature of staff. Vehicles and general spaces sanitized. Guides are trained to wash their hands regularly. We offer guests alcohol sanitizer. Guides wear face masks and shields. Social distancing is enforced when required. We can provide extra facemasks for travelers if theirs is lost or damaged.


Ask Us A Question

Most Common Questions About The Tour

The answers here are based on previous questions and answers from clients from previous tour.

Q: What is the best possible way to experience Table Mountain?

A: The top way to experience Table Mountain is tour.

There are many ways you can enjoy Table Mountain on tour. Half-day guided tours are the most popular. The group and private setting is preferred because it is both cost effective and safer than DIY. There are other advantages of taking an organized group outing including the adventure of sharing the moment with other like-minded people and walking Table Mountain and taking the Cable Car down with someone who has done it 1000 times before! Not only that but the additional benefit is taking a private vehicle and pickup straight from your hotel and accommodation in Cape Town.

Q: What are the Table Mountain hours of operation and tour.

A: The tour operates in the morning at 7/10 AM and afternoon at 3/4 PM.

The main times the Cable Car operates are weather dependent and seasonal, however the tour is operational during business hours.

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