In photos: The Top of Table Mountain, Cape Town
"During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Mountain at its magnificent silhouette … To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return." - Nelson Mandela
Wild winds kept us away from Table Mountain until the final day of our stay in Cape Town. Although we had limited time to spend up there and the sun did its best to keep us away from shade for too long, the time we spent at the top of Table Mountain was well worth the rush and the sunburn. Aside from the views I enjoyed looking out for the very cute looking dassies - it's hard to believe they're related to elephants.
It's simply a Must-Do if you're anywhere remotely close to the city. Just check the weather and go early as high winds are more likely to halt the cable car (which rotates as you go up... woah!!) as the day goes on. Of course, you can also walk up and I would have loved to have done that if I'd had time, just be sure to take water, sun cream, suitable clothing and don't go alone.
Frances M. Thompson
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