This past Sunday dawned calm and bright so there was only one thing to do, and that was to go explore the top of Table Mountain. We’d been invited to experience Kidz Season by the Table Mountain marketing team and I chose to visit on the Sunday after my birthday to make up for a fairly underwhelming Friday. Such is the life of a struggling freelancer.
We couldn’t have asked for better weather. September is a fickle friend in Cape Town, as the seasons fight each other for dominance. While it poured with rain on my birthday, it was a perfect Spring day on Sunday, so we made sure we went outside to enjoy it.
When we arrived at the lower Cable Station we realized that we weren’t the only ones making the best of the good weather. The queues! You don’t realize how hot it is until you’re standing in a line, waiting to get to the point where you can split from people who still need to buy tickets. Why are locals still queueing to buy tickets, though? The line for people who bought tickets online moves WAY quicker. Seriously people, do not leave your house for Table Mountain until you’ve gone online and bought a ticket.
Have you heard about the Kidz Season Promotion? 2 kids can ride the cable car free of charge with a full paying adult until 30 September 2016. Talk about taking the sting out of the R240 return ticket price! But wait, there’s more. If you request the Kidz Season special, the kids will also be issued with a booklet that includes a voucher to pick up a sweet treat at The Shop at the Top and another to collect a goody from the Table Mountain Cafe. Cool, right? Industrious families might want to complete the quiz inside the booklet although, I’m sure more people would do it if there was a small prize involved. Just saying.
We opted to explore the interpretive path as well as wander down the Agama Walk before we stopped to enjoy the picnic we had brought along.
Did I mention the free, fast WiFi you can enjoy while you’re exploring the mountain? We instagrammed to our hearts content, while we wandered around and took a million pictures. If I ever explore Table Mountain on my own, I will definitely download the free audio tour available from VoiceMap and discover previously unknown parts of the mountain.
We had a great time exploring and look forward to going back again in the near future.
Disclaimer: While we were issued with tickets by the Table Mountain marketing department, we weren’t asked to write a blog post and, as always, all thoughts and words are our own.