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Visit Table Mountain in Cape Town

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La Table Mountain -Montana de la Mesa would be your literal translation into Spanish- it is not just one of the emblems of Cape Town but also has the honor of being one of the 7 New Natural Wonders of the World.

You can also visit it completely free.

During my five-day stay in Cape Town I had time to discover the artistic points of the city, visit the museum dedicated to the racist drama that led to the eviction of District 6, and wander through its streets at ease.

When I saw the intense blue color of the sky that greeted me when I woke up on my penultimate day in the city, I decided it was the perfect time to climb to the Table mountain. I could not have chosen a better day.

How to get to Table Mountain

If you are not part of an organized tour that will take you from your accommodation in the city, I think the best way to access the base of the mountain is through a cab.

I tried to do it differently and stopped several vans from which ordinary citizens use to get around the city. They act as collective taxis and their routes vary depending on where the passengers who manage to recruit want to go.

Only one wanted to take me to my destination, but he asked me for the same money as the taxi driver, taking much longer and sharing the vehicle with a dozen people. So I took a taxi and remembered the number before getting on.

I had no idea what it could cost but at the hotel they told me that 70 ZAR (Rand, the South African currency) was a reasonable price. And 70 ZAR was what I paid.

Ways to access the top

Here again you have options to choose from.

Starting down the throat

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