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Table Mountain

The majestic profile of Table Mountain has for centuries been an inspiration for visitors to the Cape. Even those who live and work at the foot of the Mountain feel the power of this world-famous landmark. And yet even more awe-inspiring than its famous profile are the unique plants and animals that live on the mountain, oblivious to the hustle and bustle of the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town below.

Cape Floral Kingdom

Located at the south-western tip of South Africa, the Cape Floral Kingdom is the smallest and richest of the Earth’s six Floral Kingdoms. Home to nearly half of South Africa’s plant species, its characteristic vegetation, known as fynbos, is found nowhere else on Earth. Its uniqueness has earned the Cape recognition as a World Heritage Site and a Global Biodiversity Hotspot.

TMNP

Situated at Africa’s south-western tip, the Table Mountain National Park is recognised globally for its extraordinarily rich, diverse and unique fauna and flora and is a truly remarkable natural, scenic, historical, cultural and recreational asset both locally and internationally. Established in 1998, it is one of the few National Parks in the world to be located within a large cosmopolitan city.

From our blog

The Himalayan Tahrs of Table Mountain
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Have you ever seen a peculiar, goat-like mammal trotting the slopes of Table Mountain? If so, you’ve stumbled upon the infamous Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), a large ungulate (“hoofed animal”) native to Northern... Read More

Soulfood
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In October 2012, prompted by her passion and concern for the health, safety and general well-being of the children and youth of the Snake Park Community in Grabouw, Lynette de Bruyn Davids started... Read More

Why is Table Mountain flat?
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Let’s face it: it’s one of those questions our children will probably ask us, and their children will probably ask them – and it would be rather nice to know what to say.... Read More