Table Mountain is one of the official New 7 Wonders of Nature, following a lengthy international public voting process. You can get to the top of Cape Town’s most famous icon in just five minutes by taking a cable car up, or spend the better part of your day hiking it.
Table Mountain 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.
From the top of Table Mountain, there are magnificent views of the Cape Town city centre, surrounding suburbs and the Atlantic Ocean. Landmarks in view include Cape Town Stadium, Robben Island and Camps Bay beach.
Robben Island Museum (RIM) was established in 1997.
Robben Island was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. It has also been declared: A South African National Monument in 1996, a National Museum in 1996, an Associated institution of the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology in 1997, and a National Heritage Site in 2006.