A flat-topped mountain that overlooks the city, it was named among the 7 Wonders of Nature and is indeed a sight to behold. It is known for it’s rich biodiversity and is home to over 1 500 species of plants (more than the number found throughout the entire British Isles), most of them fynbos.

Table Mountain reaches 1 085m (3 560ft) and from it you can view all the way to Robben Island and beyond, the whole of Cape Town. It is flanked by Devil’s Peak to the east and by Lion’s Head to the west. These mountains together with Signal Hill hug the City Bowl and Table Bay harbour. Once the clouds roll in you’ll get a clearer understanding of the mountain’s name, they flow over the flattop and sort of look like a tablecloth. Legend attributes this to a smoking contest between the Devil and a local pirate called Van Hunks.

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