At the top of Table Mountain is the cable - way station. This new, state-of-the-art cable system has recently replaced the old one, which ran for 65 years without a single accident. The new cable car has been designed with a revolving carriage, which enables passengers to have a 360 degree view of Cape Town. It has also been designed to withstand Cape Town's notorious weather conditions.
After sweeping up the slopes of Table Mountain, travellers may settle down at the restaurant for a delightful meal or visit the gift shop to buy a souvenir. Table mountain is also a well known trail for hikes. There are plenty of different routes to follow, all with breath-taking views. After an enjoyable hike, you may want to stop at the take-away for something cool to sip, or something delicious to snack on.
Table Mountain is one of the 'must' experiences in Cape Town for all tourists. The cable car operates seven days a week and runs every five minutes, throughout the day. Rates are cheaper and operating hours less during the winter season, considering the rainy, windy, cold weather during this time of year. Summer offers a spectacular view, complemented with hot sunny weather. At night, the beauty of Table Mountain is outlined throughout the city by specially positioned spot lights.
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