Table Mountain - Capetown, South Africa

Overlooking Cape Town and the Atlantic Ocean, the Table Mountain is prominent tourist magnet and provides great views across two oceans, the city with its harbour and the isolated Robben Island housing a prison where Nelson Mandela, the former ANC leader and then President of the Republic of South Africa, has been jailed for twenty seven years until the end of the Apartheid regime.

Table Mountain base station 

view from the base station towards central Cape Town

cable way to Table Mountain

the cable way goes up there !

On top the Table Mountain is flat at a height of 1073 m above sea level. The whole area is protected by Table Mountain National Park, many rare species that only exist here can be found. Often clouds are wrapping the plateau even if the city and the beaches are enjoying sun shine. But my visit happened on a perfect day !
outlook Cape Town  

Cape Town centre, Atlantic ocean and Robben Island

Lion's head

Lion's Head between Sea Point and Camps Bay

Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles overlooking Camps Bay
Camps Bay

Camps Bay - fashionable beach town

The Cape of Good Hope is not directly to be seen, but the scenery towards the South West is great.

view to Cape

Lookout towards the Cape of Good Hope
Abseiling @ Table Mountain

Abseiling is very popular in South Africa



Tourist Information
Flora of the Cape region
South Africa National Parks

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