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Table Mountain


By siris


To get to the top of Table Mountain, there is a Cable Car or it is possible to hike/scramble to the top time permitting.

The views from the top are spectacular, this looking down towards Houts Bay.

There are several circular walks on the top, along the sandstone ‘pavements’, some involving 4-5 hours of walking.

Look out for Rock Hyrax ( Dassies) sunbathing and lizards, and numerous birds

Female Red Wing Starling?

This is an adult Cape Gloss Starling

Looking down onto Cape Town. The circular building is the National Football Stadium.

Wonderful plants growing in this tough environment. Short and hunkering down between the rocks.

The Platteklip Gorge, one of the walking routes off the mountain. We chose to continue back to the cable car, as we’d got a return ticket.

And another trip out the next day.

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Fantastic experience! You are making the most of your trip! Aren't the flowers beautiful!

15 Feb, 2018


What a wonderful experience to be in such a famous and beautiful location. Something you will never forget.

16 Feb, 2018


In doing the blogs, I wish we were still there.

16 Feb, 2018


The people that climb to the top must be fit! The view is certainly worth it and to have flowers and fauna to photograph is a bonus. The rock hyrax looks quite blasé; it must be accustomed to having its photo taken!

What a great trip! Thank you for the blog and for all the images.

16 Feb, 2018


Thank you for sharing this with us. Must be an unforgettable experience for you.

17 Feb, 2018


Some holiday, this will take some beating much to see!

19 Feb, 2018


Lovely to see the views from Table Mountain! What lovely plants & birds there are growing in such a difficult environment!

19 Feb, 2018


Evolved to fill a niche, pardon the pun.

21 Feb, 2018

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