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Fast Facts

  • Location:South Africa
  • Best Time to Visit: All over the year
  • How to reach: The national park is very close to Cape Town City. Buses, cars and four wheelers ply between the city and the national park. The major transport points from where you can reach the national park are Silvermine, Boulders Beach, Oudekraal, Kirstenbosch and Cape Point.
  • Nearest Airport: Cape Town International Airport
  • Nearest railway station: Cape Town Railway Station
  • Time required for sightseeing: Full day

The Table Mountain is almost as old as the world itself! It is the result of the fiercest geological shifts in earth's history, as Gondwanaland went through violent tectonic shifts. The pristine beauty of the mountain however, exhibits nothing of its rather violent history. When in South Africa, never forget to make a trip to the Table Mountain National Park. One of the most visited tourist attractions in South Africa; the Table Mountain National Park is rich in flora and fauna. Making a trip to this part of the country will really be a lifetime experience for you.


Located at the southwestern part of South Africa, the Table Mountain National Park is spread from the beautiful peninsular mountain ranges of Signal Hill to Cape Point. Some parts of the national park also stretch to the seas and coastline of the peninsula. Formerly known as the Cape Peninsula National Park, it is listed among the Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Sites.

The Table Mountain National Park was established in the year 1198 for the purpose of conserving wide species of flora and fauna that have made the region their home. The park is supervised by the South African National Parks. The two prominent geographical features in the park are the Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope, which is southern most point of Africa.

The Table Mountain National Park is a tourist's paradise. It is one of those spectacular areas where you will be mesmerized by the scenic beauty and idyllic charm. Some of the popular tourist attractions in the area where you can go are Boulders Penguin Colony, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, Table Mountain, Silvermine and other places. Some popular picnic spots in the area are Signal Hill lookout, Newlands Forest, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Miller's Point and so on.

If you are a lover of adventure, then the Table Mountain National Park is also an ideal place for you to visit. The geographical locale on the national park makes it a perfect place for trekking and mountain hiking trips, mountain biking trips, paragliding and hand gliding trips. The coastline and the beaches offer an array of water sports opportunities like sailing, wind-surfing, scuba diving, angling and other activities. You can also enjoy a nice stroll on the beach.

Lodging facilities are easily available around the Table Mountain National Park. There is a wide range of hotels and nature resorts which offer pleasant lodging facilities and services.

Getting to the Table Mountain National Park is easy and convenient. The national park is very close to Cape Town City. Buses, cars and four wheelers ply between the city and the national park. The major transport points from where you can reach the national park are Silvermine, Boulders Beach, Oudekraal, Kirstenbosch and Cape Point. The nearest airport is the Cape Town Airport.

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