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Discover Table Mountain: 3-day short trip in south africa

This is a 3-day/2-night guided walking experience from Cape Town to the top of Table Mountain and back again. On this outing we are immersed in the cultural history of Cape Town as well as the natural magnificence of Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site. While on top of Table Mountain, we spend the night in Overseer's Cottage in comfortable beds complete with warm showers, with Cape Town at our feet and the magnificent stars above.


Day One: Table Mountain

This walking tour begins at the Nelson Mandela Gateway in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Today we explore Cape Town and learn of its fascinating social history. This day includes a visit to Robben Island Museum, Bo Kaap, the District 6 Museum, and a boat tour of the harbor, where the views of Cape Town and Table Mountain are simply stunning.
Platteklip Lodge (includes lunch and dinner)

Day 2: Table Mountain

The next day we catch the cable car to the top of Table Mountain. For the more active and adventurous groups, we can also hike to the top of the mountain. Once at the top, we spend the day exploring the pristine fynbos learning of the rich fauna and flora of the region. Lunch is served at Maclear’s Beacon - the highest point on the Cape Peninsula. That night we sleep on top of Table Mountain, in comfortable beds complete with warm showers, with Cape Town at our feet and the magnificent stars above.
Overseer's Cottage (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day Three: Table Mountain

The final day is spent exploring the natural and historic wonders of Table Mountain. After lunch, we descend via the eastern slopes to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens where the trail ends. Alternatively, we descend from Table Mountain using the cable car.
(breakfast, lunch)

Alternative Activities

In Cape Town there are many other activities that are available. Here are a few that we highly recommend.

  • Tour the Cape Peninsula, which includes a stop to see the penguin colony at Boulders Beach
  • Experience the local townships with a knowledgeable, local guide
  • Tour South Africa's acclaimed Cape Winelands
  • Visit Robben Island, the very place where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned
  • Take a surf lesson at Muizenberg Beach
  • Sand boarding on one of many giant sand dunes in the Cape Peninsula


Trip Departs: Daily
Trip Length: 3 days
Highlights: Cape Town, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens


Prices starting from:

............. $1,535


All meals, entrance fees and participations costs for all activities, sightseeing, etc, accommodations, conservation and park fees, taxes, ground transportation, and expert guides, all as outlined in the itinerary. Prices also includes complimentary flight arrangements upon request.


Flights, alcohol, gratuities, passport/visa fees, and personal purchases.


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