Table Mountain is just one feature of a 50-kilometre Cape Fold mountain range that stretches from Signal Hill all the way to Cape Point. This range also includes the Back Table (behind Table Mountain) and what are known as the Twelve Apostles, along the Atlantic coast.
Across False Bay lies the Kogelberg range, of which the City’s Steenbras Nature Reserve forms part. By arranging a permit, you can hike up the Steenbras River Gorge to Crystal Pool.
There are many other mountains near Cape Town, like the Hottentots Holland Mountains. This mountain range can be crossed at Sir Lowry’s Pass on the N2, a short but scenic drive that takes you into the Overberg region. Further afield you will find many other ranges, including the Drakenstein mountains, as you head to the wineland areas of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, and the Langeberg Range.
For some great tips and information on hikes, picnics and other ways to safely explore our mountains, please see Explore our mountains, fynbos and forests.