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Table Mountain National Park

Sea Point to Hout Bay

Stretching from Signal Hill to Cape Point, this 220-sq-km park is a natural wonder, its range of environments including granite and sandstone mountains, giant-boulder-strewn beaches and shady forests. For the vast majority of visitors, the main attraction is the 1086m-high mountain itself, the top of which can easily be accessed by the cableway, which runs every 10 to 20 minutes.

The park is the venue for a host of adventure activities including hiking, abseiling, mountain biking, rock climbing, paragliding, bird and wildlife watching, snorkelling and diving.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Sea Point to Hout Bay attractions

1. Table Mountain

0.55 MILES

Around 600 million years old, and a canvas painted with the rich diversity of the Cape floral kingdom, Table Mountain is truly iconic. You can admire the…

2. Twelve Apostles

1.01 MILES

The name of the Twelve Apostles is said to have been coined by British governor Sir Rufane Donkin in 1820. There are actually well over 12 buttresses on…

3. Waterworks Museum

1.17 MILES

Inside this small building at the northern corner of the Hely-Hutchinson Reservoir on Table Mountain's Back Table, various bits of machinery used to build…

4. Royal View

1.22 MILES

This pair of golden thrones, a sculpture by Greg Benetar, faces inland from Camps Bay Beach, providing a view of the Twelve Apostles. It's one of the…

5. Camps Bay Beach

1.27 MILES

With soft white sand and a backdrop of the spectacular Twelve Apostles range (part of Table Mountain), this Blue Flag beach is one of the city’s most…

6. Glen Beach

1.48 MILES

Escape the crowds on this sheltered stretch of sand, split off from Camps Bay's northern end by boulders. Swimming isn't advised, but if the surf's up…

7. Maiden's Cove

1.67 MILES

This coastal parkland on the border of Clifton and Camps Bay is set to receive a billion-rand facelift, which will introduce new boardwalks, braai …

8. Homestead Park

1.77 MILES

This municipal park occupies a tiny part of the historic 'Oranje Zicht' – the original farm that was established in the Upper Table Valley in 1709. There…