Table MountainFree: All time

Table Mountain is the single most iconic landmark of Cape Town and South Africa. Getting to the plateau of the mountain is a popular outing for tourists and locals alike. Cable cars are available for a fee but hiking it is free! There are a number of trails of varying difficulty. Because of the steep cliffs around the summit, direct ascents from the city side are limited. Platteklip Gorge, a prominent gorge up the centre of the main table, is a popular and straightforward direct ascent to the summit. Par for the course is about 2.5 hours. Check the official site for more information.

Address: Plateau Rd, Simon’s Town, Cape Town
Opening hours: Daily 24h
Phone: +27 21 712 0527

Photo credit: Dietmar Temps (Flickr CC), warrenski (Flickr CC), Tom Karlo (Flickr CC)