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Table Bay,

inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, 6 mi (9.7 km) wide, lying off Western Cape, South Africa. Table Mt.Table Mountain,
3,567 ft (1,087 m) high, Western Cape, South Africa. It overlooks Cape Town and Table Bay. The summit is flat, and the dense white mist that often covers it is called the "tablecloth." A cableway (built 1929) carries visitors to the summit.
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 overlooks the bay, which was visited in the late 15th cent. by Portuguese voyagers to India. The shore of Table Bay was settled by the Dutch in 1652, with the founding of Cape Town. The open anchorage is protected by large breakwaters.

Table Bay

 

a bay of the Atlantic Ocean, off the southwestern coast of Africa. Table Bay is 15 km long and measures 7.4 km in width at the entrance. It has depths of 11—40 m. The currents reach a velocity of 6 km/hr. Tides are semidiurnal and have a range of 1.7 m. The Salt River empties into Table Bay. The port of Cape Town is located on the shore of the bay.

Table Bay

the large bay on which Cape Town is situated, on the SW coast of South Africa
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44 mm; Albany Museum number 8085): SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape: Table Bay.
Virgin Holidays has two nights B&B at the 5* Table Bay hotel at the V&A Waterfront from PS1,285 per person, departing with Virgin Atlantic on February 13, or at the 3* Cape Town Hollow hotel in the city centre from PS1,075 a head (room only), both based on two sharing including transfers.
I was a diplomat in South Africa from 1979 to 1983 and to everyone there, the name Mandela, was the symbol of resistance and hope, the gone but not forgotten man who led the anti-apartheid struggle from a tiny gaol cell on Robben Island in Table Bay, one of the most beautiful views in the world, where a veritable 'table-cloth' was drawn on their existence.
He was well supported by Ryk Tulbagh, the Dutch East India Company Governor of the time and built a small observatory on the shoreline of Table Bay.
The crew spent three months stranded in Cape Town's Table Bay, sleeping crowded together in dirty, airless quarters that reeked of diesel, until they were moved to a repatriation centre in Johannesburg on Saturday.
6 metros de longitud y fue capturado en las costas de Table Bay, Sudafrica, en 1828, para luego vender la pieza por seis libras.
The incident arose when Type 42 destroyer HMS Edinburgh came into port in Cape Town, South Africa with its ceremonial Sea Dart missiles on show - and pointing at the Table Bay Hotel, where Michelle Obama was staying on an official visit.
Also popular with the Middle East market is the Table Bay Hotel set in the heart of the Victoria and Albert Waterfront in Cape Town which has meeting facilities to cater to 250 people.
The area down along the waterfront (where my hotel, the Table Bay, was located) had that slick pavilion feel to it--a big mall, paved plazas, huge parking structures.
You can end the journey with a stopover at The Table Bay Hotel -- a great heritage property -- for a drink in the basement bar.
15, and includes four-night stays at either of Cape Town's Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa or The Table Bay Hotel; and a stay at Lion Sands private Game Reserve or Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.
Purchase two restricted Premium Business Class seats at a fare of $7,470 each and receive four free nights at the five-star 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa or The Table Bay Hotel, as well as two bonus nights at the boutique luxury Franschhoek Country House in the scenic Cape Winelands.