There’s no question why Cape Town’s Table Mountain was named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in the world. This topographic masterpiece is nothing short of awe-inspiring. An anchor smack dab in the middle of Cape Town, you will undoubtedly find yourself simply gobsmacked by its sheer size and beauty. A trip to the top is a bucket list item for any visitor to the Mother City.
Most people only know of the standard ascension methods (hiking, biking & the cableway) that will give you a view of the plateau, which reaches approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) from one side to the other but we’ve got an exciting and exclusive adventure that is unlike anything else.
Now you can enjoy a once in a lifetime view of Table Mountain from the only commercial 4×4 allowed to operate within the famous State Park! And we haven’t even gotten to the food and wine portion of the trip…
Your knowledgeable guide will take you via 4×4 around the circumference of Table Mountain where you’ll learn about the diverse vegetation types that form part of the Cape Floral Region protected areas. There are an estimated 2,285 species of plants found on Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula, many of which are endemic to the area and can be found nowhere else in the world.
As you head east on Table Mountain, you’ll make your way to Devil’s Peak where you’ll find the historic military blockhouse, along with a number of cannons intended to defend the city from attack from the south. Stop and enjoy uninterrupted views of the southern suburbs of Cape Town and over the sandy Cape Flats towards Stellenbosch, Somerset West, and the distant Boland mountains.
After a short walk around the historic area, you’ll return to a picnic style lunch with ample cheese, charcuterie and spreads perfectly paired with a wide array of local South African wines from Durbanville Hills.
The second leg of the journey takes you around Table Mountain and over to Camps Bay where you will be greeted by uninterrupted views of the 12 Apostles.
The 4×4 will stop at an open clearing on the Mountain where you’ll setup camp overlooking the beach below. You’ll enjoy an ample picnic style lunch with delicious cheeses, charcuterie and a variety of spreads perfectly paired with a wide array of local, Durbanville Hills wines.