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


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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  • Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa: It is covered by a blanket of clouds commonly known as the "table cloth".

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