Tour Locations | Upper Cableway Station Audio Guide: Tabletop Walking Tour
Crowds Thin Out
NARRATOR: Carry on following the pathway. You'll notice that the crowds have disappeared now and the stone path has become more rugged. Here, at this quieter, more peaceful part of the mountain, the natural beauty and expansive wilderness of this mountain reserve comes into focus. Local author Tony Lourens has written a number of books on hiking, climbing, and the area in general. He spoke to us about what it’s like to have such a large wilderness on your doorstep.
TONY: To live in Cape Town surrounded by the ever-present Table Mountain is an unspeakable privilege. It gives us a certain freedom. There are not many cities in the world where you can escape the daily humdrum routine and within 20 minutes be amongst the high crags or exploring deep ravines. Or sharing a cup of tea with a friend on a rocky ledge, dangling your toes high above the city below.