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Table Mountain South Africa – the most special destination in Africa

A special feature of Table Mountain is its flat peak, creating a prominent highlight and has become a symbol on the flag of Cape Town.
Table Mountain is over 1000m high. The mountain is flat, shaped like a table top due to erosion effects over more than 6 million years.

Table Mountain also boasts a very diverse fauna with many rare and endangered species living here. Standing on the top of the mountain, visitors can panoramic views of the entire Cape Town city and Victoria and Alfred harbor areas.

Table Mountain is one of the favorite places of people who love adventure or nature exploration. Visitors often go to Table Mountain by cable car or on foot.

The story explaining the name of the symbolic mountain of South Africa – Table Mountain is also quite diverse. In it, there is a well-known story that in 1503, a European, a Portuguese sailor named Antonio de Saldahan, first set foot in this bay. At that time, the land of South Africa was still untouched.

In addition to the cable car, locals and tourists often conquer Table Mountain by footpaths with the popular passage through the Gorge Platteklip Gorge. On average, to climb to the top of the mountain, people usually take 2.5 hours depending on the speed and fitness of each person.

This is a very popular climbing path for climbers. A special feature is that tourists and locals are only allowed to climb traditional mountains. That is, do not use pegs, hammers, poles because they easily affect the rocky mountains.

Table Mountain is located right next to Kirstenbosch National Park, 510 hectares wide with more than 6000 species of animals and plants. Plants in Table Mountain are mainly shrubs. At Table Mountain, there are more than 2200 species of plants found. That’s creating a romantic and extremely beautiful scene.