Table Mountain National Park in South Africa
It’s a flat mountain! It is a flat mountain at the southern tip of Africa and has a view over the bluest ocean you can think of. This is the meeting point of two oceans (South Atlantic and Indian Ocean), the host to a Cable Way that was built in 1929 and a view over the bowl of Cape Town and Robben Island – “The symbol of Triumph of the Human Spirit over adversity” according to the website. Table Mountain National Park is also a Natural World Heritage Site and one of the Natural New 7 Wonders of the World.
Table Mountain National Park features the ‘Dassie’, a small overweight squirrel like creature, that watches you as you wander around the top. Often perched precariously over edges that seem like they enjoy the danger factor. There are plenty of bird species too, so keep an eye out for them! The mountain isn’t the only place though, this park is made up of plenty of areas to visit while you explore Cape Town.
Table Mountain can also be walked/climbed or you can take the famous cable way up. When you are up on top and you can see all below you, you’ll be so inspired to explore more of the Cape. Walk around on top. Some prefer to take the cable way up and then walk down – just remember to take water and a good pair of shoes with you!
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|Contact Details|| Telephone Number
+27 (021)712 0527
Table Mountain National Park
Main Gate: S 34° 21′ 22″ E 18° 29′ 48″
|Nearest Airport||Cape Town International, (CPT) (24km away)|
|Size of Park||24 310 ha|
|Park Map||SANParks Table Mountain Map|
|Closest City/Town||Cape Town|
|Habitat||Shrubland, Marine Protected Area|
|Average Rainfall||790 mm|
|Common Animal Species||Dassie, Penguins|
|Animal List||Eland, Bontebok
SANParks Table Mountain Animal List
|Bird List||Malachite, Cape Rock-Thrush, Peregrine Falcon
SANParks Table Mountain Bird List
|Unesco World Heritage Site||No (Robben Island is)|
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