Now we are in the full swing of summer it is imperative to start hiking up Table Mountain early – by early I mean 6.00a.m. or before. It is light at 5.00a.m. It is possible to depart at this time and as a reward depending on your route you may see the sunrise over the Hottentots Holland Mountains. Many people express the desire to start much later but sorry we cant accommodate you. Hiking in the heat and full sun at this time of year is not wise and later in day you may encounter 1 to 2 hour queues to come down in the cableway. Not fun! So please dont ask to depart later as you want to enjoy breakfast first – if you start early enough you can still have breakfast when you get back!