For super-sized views of the Mother City – and an adrenaline rush second to none!
Cape Town’s topography is coveted the world over for its beauty and diversity, with mountains, oceans, valleys, vineyards and forests providing the backdrop for an array of exciting adventures. Its most famous natural landmark is undoubtedly Table Mountain – a kilometre-tall plateau that presides over the city. Flanked by Devil’s Peak to the east and Lion’s Head to the west, this iconic sandstone-and-granite monument is popularly traversed via the cable car, or one of the seven hikes that wind around it.
But if you’re an adrenaline-seeker, why not abseil Table Mountain?
The lowdown on abseiling Table Mountain
At 1 000 metres above sea level, this is the world’s highest commercial abseil, making for an exhilarating experience. As you are lowered into the vortex, the vast blue ocean stretches out before you, and Camps Bay, Lion’s Head and The Twelve Apostles form a panorama of splendour. The adrenaline-inducing experience takes around an hour, including a safety demonstration, harnessing up, and a 30-minute hike to get back to the top of the mountain. All the way, you’ll be in the company of a trained guide.
Special rates R300 (one person)
R500 (two people)
R800 (three people)
R1 000 (four people)
R1 300 (five people)
R1 500 (six people)
- The above rates exclude return cable car tickets.
- Abseilers should wear comfortable clothes, shoes and a warm jacket and a face mask at all times.
- Minimum weight limit is 40kg.
- Children under 10 years are not permitted.
- Tours run daily and are weather-dependent.
Meeting spot The top of Table Mountain. (At the top cable car, follow the stairs on your right leading up towards the wifi lounge, turn right around the corner next to the food station, where one of the representatives will be assisting you at the sign-in desk).
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