Suggested Private Excursions for Cape Town
Cape Town- Half Day City Orientation & Table Mountain
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a trip up Table Mountain, the city's most celebrated landmark. Depart from the quayside and travel up Kloof Nek, the saddle between Table Mountain and Lions Head to the Lower Cableway Station. Ascend from the Valley Station (363 m) to the Mountain Station (1060 m) in a Swiss engineered Rot air cable car. The journey from the base to the summit takes just under 4 minutes and one can enjoy spectacular views, as the floor of the car rotates 360 degrees during the ascent and descent.
Table Mountain gets her name from the flat topped central massif of the mountain, which viewed from the city is surrounded by Devil's peak on the left, Lion's Head on the right and Signal Hill in the foreground. They form a sort of amphitheatre that encloses the city centre and some of the older suburbs. Other earlier suburbs are on either side of the chain of mountains, which run like a spine through the Cape Peninsula, from Table Mountain to Cape Point- the cape from which Cape Town gets its name.
From the summit, the natural protected area stretching from Signal Hill to Cape Point has been managed under the custodianship of the National Parks Board. This area has one of the highest concentrations of endemic plant and animal species in any area of its size, containing a staggering 2285 plant species- more than the entire U.K.
Return to the ship via a short orientation tour of the city of Cape Town.
Duration: 3.5 Hours
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