Table Mountain National Park

Table Mountain
Table Mountain Panorama
Photo by: coda, Creative Commons

Many people who are planning to go on a trip to South Africa do not forget to include the Table Mountain National Park on their list. This place used to be called as the Cape Peninsula National Park. This national park that is located at Cape Town, South Africa was proclaimed on the 29th day of May, 1998 to be able to protect that natural environment of the surroundings and whole Table Mountain Chain. This also protects and houses the rare fynbos vegetation. The South African National Parks manage and maintain the whole site. There are two landmarks that this site is known for. One must-see spot at the park is the Table Mountain where it got its name and south-westernmost extremity in all Africa, which is the Cape of Good Hope.

The main tourist attractions of the Table Mountain National Park include the Table Mountain Cableway that carries the tourists from the Lower Cable Station situated at the Kloof Nek Road to the mountain’s top. This is such a good treat for visitors because they no longer have to walk up just to be able to see the sights. Another attraction at this place is the Boulders Beach that is located at the south of Simon’s Town. A large colony of the African Penguins can be found in here. If you love to view breathtaking sceneries, you’ll have a good time at Cape of Good Hope and the Cape Point.

Although there have been controversies that this park has faced, this still remains to be a must-see for people who simply love pretty sights. This is located north-south along the mountains range of the Cape Peninsula mountainous spine. This starts at north in Signal Hill, along through the Lion’s Head, Table Mountain, then the Constantiaberg, down to the Silvermine, headed to the mountains located at the southern Peninsula and ending at Cape Point.

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