The Table Mountain National Park is located in the most southwestern part of South Africa. It stretches from Signal Hill in Cape Town to Cape Point, the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula south of Cape Town. You can climb Table Mountain yourself or take the cable car to the top. Once at the top you of course have a fantastic view and you can eat / drink something in the restaurant or take a walk. Signal Hill is a popular place for many Cape Town residents to watch the sunset with a picnic basket. The small round ‘mountain’ Lions Head offers a beautiful hiking trail to the top where you will be rewarded with a beautiful view of Robben Island and Cape Town.
The park is approximately 7750 ha. large and has a coastline of 40 km long. The peninsula has beautiful valleys, bays and beaches and is surrounded by water, with the Atlantic Ocean on the west side and False Bay on the east side. Well-known points are Table Mountain and Cape of Good Hope. It is also more known for the flora present than the fauna. In the spring the wild flowers are fantastic. From the old lighthouse on Cape Point you have an unforgettable view over the tip of the Cape Peninsula. Here you will also find beautiful walking and hiking routes where you can enjoy the view and nature. Animals you can see around the Cape of Good Hope are: bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, springbok, ibex, red hartebeest, moose, diver, cape fox, desert lynx and baboons.
Main attractions in the Table Mountain National Park:
– Cape of Good Hope
– Boulders beach penguins
– Table mountain
– Silvermine (walking / hiking)
– Signal Hill and Lion’s Head
– Beautiful beaches
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