In photos: The Top of Table Mountain, Cape Town

"During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Mountain at its magnificent silhouette … To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return." - Nelson Mandela

Wild winds kept us away from Table Mountain until the final day of our stay in Cape Town. Although we had limited time to spend up there and the sun did its best to keep us away from shade for too long, the time we spent at the top of Table Mountain was well worth the rush and the sunburn. Aside from the views I enjoyed looking out for the very cute looking dassies - it's hard to believe they're related to elephants.

It's simply a Must-Do if you're anywhere remotely close to the city. Just check the weather and go early as high winds are more likely to halt the cable car (which rotates as you go up... woah!!) as the day goes on. Of course, you can also walk up and I would have loved to have done that if I'd had time, just be sure to take water, sun cream, suitable clothing and don't go alone.

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before putting down some roots with her Australian partner and having a baby boy in July 2015. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her son around Amsterdam.
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