10 Interesting Facts about Table Mountain in Cape Town
Table Mountain is a beautiful mountain located in Cape Town towering
1086 meters over the stunning beach city. Around 600 million years
old and a gorgeous canvas painted with the rich diversity of the Cape
floral kingdom, Table Mountain is truly idyllic.
You can greatly admire the showstopper of Table Mountain and one of
the “New 7 Wonders of Nature” from different angles. Really, you can’t
say that you’ve visited Cape Town until you’ve stood on the top of it.
• Table Mountain was once an island.
• This mountain boasts more plant species per square kilometer than
a tropical jungle.
• The trails run the length and width of the Table Mountain.
10 Interesting Facts about Table Mountain
1. The Iconic Logo of Cape Town
Everyone knows the shape of Table Mountain. It’s used as the logo for
Cape Town tourism and the city of Cape Town.
2. A World Heritage Site
UNESCO has welcomed Table Mountain one of eight World Heritage
sites around South Africa. Not many people are aware of it, but Table
Mountain and Robben Island are the only two heritage sites around
the world that are in visibility of each other.
3. The Floral Kingdom
Table Mountain boasts around 2,000 fynbos species growing on it –
which is much more than in the entire United Kingdom. Usually,
fynbos is a type of vegetation differentiated by evergreen hard-leaved
shrubs and almost no trees.
4. The Highest Commercial Abseil
Being the highest commercial abseil around the world, Table Mountain
makes it one of the best. There is nothing quite like abseiling down
and dangling in mid-air for any adrenalin junkie.
5. Mountain Biking
What better way to truly experience the natural beauty of Table
Mountain than by a Table Mountain Bike Ride? There is a huge
availability of mountain biking tours in Table Mountain and you can
choose to do with your friends. No matter what, you’ll make the most
out of Mountain Biking in Cape Town.
6. Picturesque Views
It goes without saying that the views from the top of the Table
Mountain are ultimately spectacular. You can see across False Bay to
the other side on a clear day and the magnificent Mother City. Sunsets
are absolutely amazing.
7. The Cableway
The cableway leading to the top of the Table Mountain has a great
history, but since the latest upgrade in 1997 the queues are
considerably shorter. Every cable car takes around 65 people so more
than 800 people can enjoy the trip every hour.
Dassies are small animal species that look like rabbits. There are
hundreds of them roaming independently around on the Table
Mountain. They are quite familiar with visitors. But it’s not suggested
to feed them.
9. New 7 Wonders of the World
Table Mountain was voted as one of the new Seven Wonders of the
World. This process took around three years and millions of visitors
from around the world. It seems really hard to argue with this title
once you’ve been here.
10. The Perfect Place to Send Postcards
You will find a post-box on the top of the Table Mountain. All mails
sent from there will be franked with Table Mountain. What a better
way to tell the entire world that you were there?
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