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Cape Town - Table Mountain

Table Mountain in Cape Town

Table Mountain is a 1000m high plateau approximately 3 km from side to side, edged by impressive cliffs. The plateau, flanked by Devil's Peak to the east and by Lion's Head to the west, forms a dramatic backdrop to Cape Town. The top of the table mountain consists of 500 million years old rocks made of extremely hard quartzitic sandstone which was once the bottom of the valley - hence the flat shape. The surrounding mountains have been eroded in this region, leaving what was once the bottom to form Table Mountain with its flat table-top structure.

There is a cable car and many tourists visiting every day. While it is possible to hike to the top, we didn't do it in order to save time and visit more places. Unfortunately, the queue was incredibly long because of the long weekend in SA, so we ended up spending even longer than if we had climbed. Anyway, if you can, visit during weekdays to avoid the crowds. The views of the bay are impressive and the dassies who live in the mountain are really cute. Table Mountain is a nature wonder that the whole family can enjoy, a must when you come to Cape Town.

Table Mountain in Cape Town
Table Mountain in Cape Town
Table Mountain in Cape Town
Table Mountain in Cape Town
Breathtaking views of the bay.
Table Mountain in Cape Town
Table Mountain in Cape Town
The mountain edges are impressive cliffs.
Table Mountain in Cape Town
Table Mountain in Cape Town
Table Mountain in Cape Town
When people are climbing they appear so small...
Table Mountain in Cape Town
...dassies all over the place.
Table Mountain in Cape Town Cable car also on the way back, with the Lion Head mountain on the left side.
Table Mountain in Cape Town

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