Table Mountain National Park

The Table Mountain National Park is located in the most southwestern part of South Africa. It stretches from Signal Hill in Cape Town to Cape Point, the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula south of Cape Town. You can climb Table Mountain yourself or take the cable car to the top. Once at the top you of course have a fantastic view and you can eat / drink something in the restaurant or take a walk. Signal Hill is a popular place for many Cape Town residents to watch the sunset with a picnic basket. The small round ‘mountain’ Lions Head offers a beautiful hiking trail to the top where you will be rewarded with a beautiful view of Robben Island and Cape Town.

The park is approximately 7750 ha. large and has a coastline of 40 km long. The peninsula has beautiful valleys, bays and beaches and is surrounded by water, with the Atlantic Ocean on the west side and False Bay on the east side. Well-known points are Table Mountain and Cape of Good Hope. It is also more known for the flora present than the fauna. In the spring the wild flowers are fantastic. From the old lighthouse on Cape Point you have an unforgettable view over the tip of the Cape Peninsula. Here you will also find beautiful walking and hiking routes where you can enjoy the view and nature. Animals you can see around the Cape of Good Hope are: bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, springbok, ibex, red hartebeest, moose, diver, cape fox, desert lynx and baboons.

Part of the Table Mountain National Park is Boulders Beach where you can see a colony of no less than 3000 penguins.

Main attractions in the Table Mountain National Park:
– Cape of Good Hope
– Boulders beach penguins
– Table mountain
– Silvermine (walking / hiking)
– Signal Hill and Lion’s Head
– Beautiful beaches

Accommodation: Hurricane Tented Camps, Olifantsbos Guest House, Elk Family Cottage, Diver Family Cottage, Platteklip Wash House – Oranjezicht, Cape Town & Overseers Cottage – Back Table
Conservation Fees: the South African National Park administration has set a daily entrance fee (entrance fee) for all individual SAN parks. If you are going to visit several SAN parks in South Africa then it may be useful to purchase a Wildcard.

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