The summit – Table Mountain

Each and every hike is always rewarded with amazing views from the summit and along the way, Table mountain is no exception. This flat topped mountain has a lot more to offer with astonishing 360° panoramic views. Believe it or not Table Mountain is 6 times older than the Himalayas?


THE LEVEL PLATEAU IS APPROXIMATELY 3KMS. WISH I HAD MORE TIME TO EXPLORE THE WHOLE STRETCH

Three corner rock on a clear day with a glimpse of Hout bay

Locals says that the rocks of the mountain are approximately 600 million years old. The rocks at the base of the mountain are shale and the rocks at the western side are Cape granite.

TABLE MOUNTAIN CAFÉ.. WITH FREE WIFI OF COURSE. THESE ROCKS ADDED AN INTERESTING TEXTURE TO WHOLE LANDSCAPE

The Twelve apostles – just when you think everything is going fine the clouds came rolling in and changed the landscape in to something serene

The classic view of orographic clouds surrounding the hills

Sudden outburst of clouds resembles a table cloth

Atlantic ocean from the view point

False bay

The Lion’s head seen through the completely packed cable car (as it was the last shuttle of the day) The whole descent lasted under 6 mins if I remember correctly 🙂

Lion’s head from the base

Here is what Nelson Mandela had to say during a speech on World Environment Day in 1998: “During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Bay at the magnificent silhouette of Table Mountain. To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return.”

He added: “To the people of South Africa, the Table Mountain range represents a great deal more than the rocky remains of millennia of sediment. It is of immense ecological, cultural, religious and economic significance not only to the Western Cape region, but also to the rest of the country.”

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