One of the most prominent landmarks in town is Table Mountain, and trips to Cape Town aren’t complete without a cable car ride to the top. There’s no better way to view the city than from 1,085 metres above it! The plateau at the top is 3 km from side to side and full of hiking trails, a souvenir shop and a restaurant. If you pick the right day, you’ll be able to experience the cloud cover phenomenon known as the “tablecloth”. A thin cloud layer covers the top of the plateau, creating what looks like to be an immaculate white tablecloth.
If you thought standing on top of the world was exciting, just wait until you’re submerged in a steel cage while a 7-metre great white shark swims by. The waters off Cape Town are loaded with men in grey suits, and diving in an underwater jail cell is the best way to greet them. Don’t worry, it’ll hold up better than Matt Hooper’s cage did in Jaws.
Your flight to the tip of Africa will land you at Cape Town International Airport (CPT), 20 km from the city centre. When you’ve gathered your bags, the MyCiTi bus rapid transit system provides a shuttle service from the airport to the downtown area, where many Cape Town hotels are located. There’s also metered taxis sitting curbside and plenty of private shuttle companies you can book before you arrive. This place has some of the most scenic roads on the planet, and you’ll want to explore them on your own, so get some wheels from Wotif’s car hire options and put the pedal to the metal.
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