What to pack when visiting Table Mountain

What to pack when visiting Table Mountain

In October last year I found myself ‘on top of the world’. How amazing is the view from Table Mountain?​ Makes me feel really blessed to be living here in Cape Town.


For those who haven’t been, I highly recommend that you GO. Below are some of the things I wish I had kept in mind…but… there’s always a next time.


  1. Pack sunblock (I forgot mine and burnt!).
  2. Wear sunglasses (I managed to borrow a pair that fit me so well!).
  3. A hat would come in really handy.
  4. Enough water for each person (thankfully we had enough).
  5. It’s such a lovely place to have a picnic. There is a restaurant, however they don’t cater for a variety of dietary requirements. Apart from that prices are RIDICULOUS. It’s aimed at tourists and not us locals at all. So, pack in a light meal.
  6. Take your camera with you (I never even considered it – what was I thinking??!).
  7. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours at the top.
  8. Be prepared to wait for tickets for the cable car (it’s WORTH IT, promise). If you are keen to hike up, there is a trail. Please do thorough research before attempting any hikes.
  9. Wear comfortable shoes and wear light coloured clothing to reflect the light. I chose to wear white as it blocks the sun (but that’s entirely up to you).
  10. ​And lastly, ENJOY THE VIEW!!

Photocredit: CapeSpirit.com

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