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  • Day3

    Table Mountain

    September 12, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    A group of us decided it was time for a little exercise so we walked up Table Mountain rather than take the gondola. It was a very rewarding way to get to the top as it was a steep rocky path up through the gorge with rewarding views all around when we got there. It was not as flat at the top as I would of expected so made for interesting walking about. We had views towards the Cape of Good Hope, the Indian Ocean on one side and the Atlantic Ocean and city on the other. As time was getting on we all took the gondola down, quite different from the ones we use at home. They each hold 65 passengers and the inside of it rotates so you get a view all around. It was lovely to have our own space, bedroom, bathroom, tv... for the first time in 75 days, as we are now staying in a 2 bed apartment with another couple from our trip for our last four nights.Read more


    Great views. Did you see any dassies at the top of Table Mountain? It must be strange coming to the end of such a long overland trip - I remember that feeling well from our 3 months on the truck together in S.America.... Cape Town is a great place to end your trip though - one of the world's great cities.

    Lyndsay McDonnell

    Unusual for you two to travel down on a gondola and not up - but it is strange that the gondola car rotates. Don't know that I would have wanted to climb up Table Mountain but the view looks fantastic. What another wonderful experience, love xxxx

    Dave Warwick

    As one adventure draws to a close, another will start. In fact I'm sure you've both been planning the next one already :-)