RDP Tuesday – Wonder

RDP TUESDAY

Table Mountain, Cape Town

Table Mountain – Cape Town (on a misty day)

One of the 7 WONDERS of SOUTH AFRICA

You can’t really miss it. Its 1 086 m above sea level at its highest point, and is visible from 200 km out at sea. The top part of the mountain is made up of rocks that were deposited by an ancient glacier hundreds of millions of years ago. From Table Mountain a 50-km range reaches southward to Cape Point, forming the backbone of the Cape Peninsula. This Mountain chain is botanist’s paradise, with roughly 2 250 plant species, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. There is even a patch of land, about the size of the soccer field and known only to a handful of lepidopterists, on which the world’s only colony of certain species of butterfly exists

Table Mountain and harbour