and the Cable car is about to leave View On Black
Have a lovely sunny sunday !
Table Mountain has been selected as the official nominee to represent South Africa in a global New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign.Other iconic natural sites to come through the first round include the Grand Canyon, Loch Ness, Mount Fuji, the Amazon, the Great Barrier Reef and Niagara Falls. Please cast your vote for the Mother City’s majestic mountain by visiting www.new7wonders.com
When you are in Cape Town... going up the mountain is a "Must do
Most major features of the mountain are named.
The cliff immediately below the cable station is called Arrow Buttress and the area at the opposite end of the main cliff is called "Ledges". The characteristic steep grey crags are sandstone which is highly resistant to erosion Table Mountain is famous amongst speleologists for having several large cave systems that have formed in pure sandstone.
The main vegetation of the mountain is the unique and rich Cape fynbos. An estimated 1,470 species of plants are found on the mountain and amongst them are many kinds of world-famous proteas. Remnant patches of ancient rain forest persist in a few of the wetter ravines but not on the famous face above the city, because conditions there are too dry and harsh. The mountain has also suffered serious invasions of alien plants for well over a century, with perhaps the worst invader being the cluster pine.
The most common animal on the mountain is the dassie, or rock hyrax. They especially cluster around the upper cable station, near the sources of junk food. There are also porcupines, mongooses, snakes and tortoises