The Hoerikwaggo Trail in the Table Mountain National Park takes in all the natural attractions of the park – beaches and mountains – as well as some city highlights. The Table Mountain National Park which protects the entire Cape peninsula, combines spectacular mountain and ocean scenery with unique fauna and flora – more than 2000 plant species make up the Cape Floral Kingdom. You should always take a map on any of the hikes in the park; walk with a group of people and let someone know where you are and when you can be expected back.
There are designated areas for dog walking, mountain biking, rock climbing, hang-gliding and paragliding, picnicking and fishing. Scuba diving and surfing are other activities you can try in the park – in addition to a ride in the famous cable car to the top of Table Mountain, where the views are breathtaking. There are staffed information centres at the cableway station and at Cape Point.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, established in 1929, takes visitors to the top in one of two cable cars, each with rotating floors and huge windows to ensure your views while travelling are almost as spectacular as those on the summit. Cable cars depart every 10 to 15 minutes.