Table Mountain, Lion's Head, Devil's Peak and 12 apostles, these mountain names are the geographical formations that give Cape Town its skyline and make Cape Town Cape Town. The name given to all these mountain groups, together with the main mountain, Table Mountain, which is just over a thousand meters above sea level, is actually the name given to all of these mountain groups, with Table Mountain National Park and Devil's Peak, and the Lion's head about three kilometers long from one end to the other.
Table Mountain is an almost sacred place that symbolizes the mother of the city, which can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. As long as you stay in Cape Town, you will see it from everywhere; don’t think ‘not to’ climb to the top; you should definitely climb (by cable car or hiking), because the experience you will have above is something fascinating like walking on the clouds.
There are two ways to get to the top of Table Mountain: the first is the cable car, the other is climbing. Ascent by cable car takes five minutes, the descent is the same; the cable car rotates on its way up and down; so everyone can watch the city from a 360-degree angle. While waiting for a small viewing terrace above, you come across a huge area. In this area where there are cafés, shops and walking paths, you have the chance to see Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles Mountains stretching behind it from many angles. The vegetation is also quite impressive. Make sure to bring a windproof long sleeved jacket with you.
Another way is climbing, which is an activity that must be done on a guided tour. The most preferred Platteklip Gorge climb is a climb that an average person can do in about two hours. You definitely need to take into account Cape Town's wind and take water and sunscreen with you.
The price is 390 rands round trip by cable car. Guided climbs cost between 1000 and 1500 rand. One of the ways to reach Table Mountain is to take the Red tourist bus and get off at the Table Mountain stop, then get on the same bus and continue to wander around the city. Thus, you can save time by buying the cable car ticket together with the bus ticket by avoiding the long line at the ticket office.