Table Mountain is undoubtedly one of the world’s natural wonders. We are indeed privileged to have her as part of our life and culture.
Table Mountain National Park alone has more plant species within its 22 000 hectares than the whole British Isles or New Zealand.The Mountain chain stretches from Signal Hill in the north, to Cape Point in the South, It is part of the worlds smallest, yet most diverse Cape floral kingdom the fynbos. There are only six floral kingdoms in the world and the fynbos not only constitutes one kingdom (the smallest) all on its own but is the only one occurring entirely within one country in South Africa. Fynbos consists of many different species of plant, namely the Protea family, erica, restio grasses and others. The jewel of Table Mountain which is also the emblem of The oldest Mountain Club of South Africa is the red Disa uniflora. Growing in damp, steep, rocky areas like mossy waterfalls and can be found exclusively in the months around February in few places on Table Mountain.
Towering 1086 meters, Table Mountain boasts a network of over 550 trails! The length and breadth of the mountain offer exceptional hiking or running trails for all levels of experience and fitness, it is a playground for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, a paradise for those who want to connect with mother nature..
See, hear, smell, feel and love
Table Mountain Ethics
- Always respect other people on the mountain
- Stay on demarcated paths
- Take all litter home
- Do not commit any acts of vandalism
- Do not pick plants
- Do not feed the wildlife
- Do not pollute water systems
- Do not light fires
- Do not smoke on the mountain
- Do not swim in the reservoirs
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