A must-see attraction for Cape Town visitors is the view from the top of Table Mountain. On a clear day, you can see 360 degrees, the coasts and the city. There are a number of trail options to climb up the mountain; however, we decided to take the cable car to save time.
Here is a view of Table Mountain from the city.
The cable car was constructed so that the floor rotated all the way around as it rose to the top or descended. It was nice that everyone was given equal views and the opportunity to take photos.
A photo of Lion’s Head mountain (surrounded by clouds) and the cables.
The coast line–most likely Camps Bay area.
Much of the flora is unique to Table Mountain. I liked these flowers in particular because they offered a giant pearl-like bulb in their centers.
When I first saw these little flowers, I thought that some small child had dropped knit flowers from her sweater. Then I realized that they were actual flowers or a type of lichen. I didn’t manipulate the photo–they were so bright.
The trail was slightly boggywith a lot of moss and lichen. Although the area was called Dassie Way, we were disappointed not to see any dassies.
A view of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront area and the main city center.