Table Mountain is one of South Africa’s
greatest landmarks and towers 1,086m above the City
of Cape Town.
It is visible from as far as 200 km out to sea on
clear days and is often covered with cloud called
the tablecloth. A revolving cable car carries visitors
up and down in about five minutes and numerous walking
and hiking paths lead up and across Table Mountain.
Spectacular views of the city, the Cape peninsula,
the coastline and the ocean can be seen from 11 viewpoints
on the summit.
Table Mountain is more than a place of dramatic scenic
beauty, it is also a place of richly diverse flora.
Over 1,470 plant species occur on the mountain, more
than in the British Isles. Complimenting this is the
fauna such as the Table Mountain Ghost Frog that is
found nowhere else in the world. Consider yourself
the poorer if you did not see Cape Town from this