Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 21, 2013: Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa

014 September 21, 2-13 Capetown-2011-148 Table Mountain [2)

 

Cape Town is a special and beautiful place  in large part because it's framed by the bulky sandstone mass of Table Mountain.  Table Mountain is a wilderness area set in an urban environment, a flat topped mountain frequently shrouded by a blanket of clouds resembling a tablecloth.  You can hike up the mountain, not an easy task, or take the Table Mountain Aerial Cable.

 

Table Mountain is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, part of a series of smaller conservation areas on the Cape Peninsula that stretch to Cape Point.  The park is home to such a diverse and unique flora (9000 species) .  The mountain top has unusually eroded rocks and an extensive network of hiking trails. 

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