Adventures in Table Mountain National Park

When it comes to finding out what to do in Cape Town Dirty Boots is the place for you. We will gladly show you the options available to you at Cape Town’s ultimate adventure holiday playground, Table Mountain. A plethora of activities are there to enjoy, from leisurely Cable Car trips to intensive hikes and abseil experiences that will leave your heart pounding in your chest.

Table Mountain National Park
Whether you are keen to explore the beautiful Cape scenery by foot along the…

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Adventures in Table Mountain National Park
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When it comes to finding out what to do in Cape Town Dirty Boots is the place for you. We will gladly show you the options available to you at Cape Town’s ultimate adventure holiday playground, Table Mountain. A plethora of activities are there to enjoy, from leisurely Cable Car trips to intensive hikes and abseil experiences that will leave your heart pounding in your chest.

Table Mountain National Park

Whether you are keen to explore the beautiful Cape scenery by foot along the myriad Table Mountain hiking paths, or try something a bit more adventurous such as abseiling, kloofing, climbing or mountaineering – the spectacular Table Mountain National Park is not to be missed. Here are some interesting facts about the Mother City’s pride and joy:

• The first cable car was built in 1929, and was used to transport people up and down the mountain. In 1997, the system was revamped to include a rotating floor, for an even more exhilarating experience. Depending on the weather, visitors can enjoy trips up and down the mountain. If rain or mist comes down, the cable car closes so always make sure to plan your day to factor in bad weather, and leave enough time to hike down if you have to.

• Abseil Table Mountain offers a fun and thrilling way to experience Table Mountain. After a rigorous hike to get the abseiling jump base, you will be briefed on safety procedures and strapped into your harness and hard hat. You will then make your way to the edge of the cliff, and after getting into position, you will make your way down using your ropes. This is one of the most thrilling experiences imaginable, and you will want to go again and again!

• For those with climbing experience, rock climbing is another must-try – put your skills and power to the test as you tackle some of the varied climbs on offer with the help of experienced guides.

The scenery and views you can enjoy are quite breathtaking – here, you can see an entire floral kingdom in the form of fynbos, which grows abundantly throughout the park. From the top of the mountain, and on the climb or cable car ride to the top, you can witness panoramic views of the city. Table Mountain should definitely make your “what to do in Cape Town” list.

Table Mountain National Park Adventures

Abseiling

Even the most seasoned of travelers will describe Cape Town as being one of the most beautiful cities they have ever laid eyes on! Even more breathtaking is the view of Cape Town from the top of iconic Table Mountain as you are about to commence the mind-blowing Abseiling descent – its description...

Bike Tours

View our list of bike tour operators in Table Mountain National Park - Dirty Boots

Cycle Tours

The flat top of Table Mountain is often covered by clouds, formed when a south-easterly wind is directed up the mountain’s slopes into colder air. Here, the moisture condenses to form the cloud affectionately known as the ‘table cloth’. Legend has it that this cloud is the result of a smoking...

Hiking

The first recorded hike to the top of Table Mountain occurred in 1503 where a Portugese captain named Antonio de Saldanha chose the route now called Platteklip Gorge, the most direct and easiest way to reach the main plateau. Today Table Mountain is visited by almost a million people per year. Most...

Mountain Biking

Herewith a comprehensive list of professional Mountain Biking Tour Operators in Table Mountain National Park – Dirty Boots

Mountaineering

So you don’t wish to share one of Table Mountain National Park’s most beloved mountains with a gazillion tourists? Get away from the crowds and climb world-famous Table Mountain on a Mountaineering Adventure. Visit seldom seen parts and explore ravines and caves. Our operators share their passion for nature and...

Rock Climbing

Table Mountain is blessed with sandstone rock formations that are just waiting to be explored on a Rock Climbing Adventure. Put your skills and power to the test as you tackle the climbs on this newly crowned seven new wonders of nature. The scenery and views are breath taking and are often described...

Running Tours

Get those running shoes Dirty on a Running Tour Adventure on Table Mountain! Table Mountain is an awesome place to run. The main feature of the mountain is the level plateau, flanked by Devil’s Peak to the east and Lion’s Head to the west. There are over 350 trails on the mountain so you can choose...

Scootours

So now you can not only hike, climb and abseil Table Mountain, but fly down the gravel tracks on the side of table mountain on a Monster Mountain Scooter.  What better way to finish off a day of adventure on this world famous landmark.  Tell your friends you have scootered down Table Mountain...