hiking up table mountain

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1. Posted by Cay (Budding Member 34 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

anyone done it? can u do it? any advise about doing it?

2. Posted by RobinSA (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hello !

Table mountain...
I'm going on expidition in Africa in December, i am starting in Cape Town specificly to hike it and Lions Head !
I have friends living there who have done it and explain well..
It's only 3,550ft (Snowdon height) trails are medium to light and well marked, try to hike after sunrise as peak season it will be hot around base at midday. Take as much water as you would be doing a climb of the same height here ! the cable car runs up and down, my thoughts are to take it in the descent to relax and get good use with the camera in this impressive area, by the way the power problem in South Africa is NOT effecting the cable car service on Table mountain so don't panic that you will get stuck !!
Simply that, then enjoy. there are many types of insect and especially plantlife endemic to South Africa, if you hike around Lions Head which is the big steep peak next to it there are plants endemic to just the one peak !! Amazing.
and if your not into that then the Views speak for themselves, i cannot wait.
Hope this helps,

Kind Regards,

3. Posted by Cay (Budding Member 34 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey, i live in wales and have hiked up snowdonia a few times now..thinking that i am going to do it..sounds like aplan, though, i am doing it in the first few days oh june so i hope that the weather is ok!