Table Mountain


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Table Mountain,

3,567 ft (1,087 m) high, Western Cape, South Africa. It overlooks Cape TownCape Town
or Capetown,
city, legislative capital of South Africa, capital of Western Cape prov., and seat of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality; a port on the Atlantic Ocean. It was the capital of Cape Province before that province's subdivision in 1994.
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 and Table BayTable Bay,
inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, 6 mi (9.7 km) wide, lying off Western Cape, South Africa. Table Mt. overlooks the bay, which was visited in the late 15th cent. by Portuguese voyagers to India.
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. 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.

Table Mountain

 

a mountain having a flat summit and more or less precipitous, sometimes stepped, slopes. The flat surfaces are usually composed of hard, resistant rocks that form a protective layer. Broad expanses of territory in which table mountains predominate are called tablelands. Examples are to be seen in the Turgai Plateau and Ustiurt in the USSR and the Karroos in southern Africa.


Table Mountain

 

a mountain in southwestern Africa. Rising to an elevation of 1,087 m, Table Mountain is situated on the southern shore of Table Bay. It is composed of coarse-grained sandstones. The summit is plateau-like, and the steep slopes are covered with secondary thickets of heather-like, stiff-leaved ever green brush. The city of Cape Town is located at the foot of the mountain.

table mountain

[′tā·bəl ‚mau̇nt·ən]
(geography)
A flat-topped mountain.

Table Mountain

a mountain in SW South Africa, overlooking Cape Town and Table Bay: flat-topped and steep-sided. Height: 1087 m (3567 ft.)
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The launch follows concerns over the number of incidents, where tourists fell victim to violent attacks on Table Mountain. In a recent incident, an Ukranian tourist was attacked and murdered for his belongings while hiking on Chapman's Peak at the end of last month.
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Perhaps the most well known story is that of Table Mountain as the watcher of the south.
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Even better was my virtual reality trip to South Africa where I inched my way down Table Mountain then hang-glided across the beach at Cape Town.
Still in South Africa I'd take a trip to Newlands cricket ground at the bottom of Table Mountain. It's a great place to watch England play Test cricket, sipping on a cool beer in the old pavilion.
This was also followed by a hike up the iconic Table Mountain at the break of dawn.
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I had the distinct pleasure of being Chick Capen's understudy at JPL's Table Mountain Observatory (now Table Mountain Facility) from 1962-70.
The Constantia Wine Route is, as mentioned, part of the city's tourism Big 7, along with Table Mountain, Simon's Town/Boulders Beach (full of penguins), Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and the Cape of Good Hope.
L-R: Table Mountain, kids in the Langa township and the cell that was Nelson Mandela's, inse|L-R: Table Mountain, kids in the Langa township and the cell that was Nelson Mandela's, inset | From top: A beautiful crayfish dish at Harbour House, the pretty Cellars-Hohenort Vineyard and touristy but fun V&A Waterfront | From top: A beautiful crayfish dish at Harbour House, the pretty Cellars-Hohenort Vineyard and touristy but fun V&A Waterfront