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Table Mountain National Park, South Africa

Table Mountain National Park, previously known as the Cape Peninsula National Park, is a national park in Cape Town, South Africa, proclaimed on 29 May 1998, for the purpose of protecting the natural environment of the Table Mountain Chain, and in particular the rare fynbos vegetation. The park is managed by South African National Parks. The property is included as part of the UNESCO Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site.

The park contains two well-known landmarks: Table Mountain, for which the park is named; and the Cape of Good Hope, the most southwestern extremity of Africa.

Discover the boundless natural beauty of the iconic, flat-topped Table Mountain National Park. The park offers a spectacular backdrop to the bustling city below. It was originally called Hoerikwaggo or the Mountain in the Sea, by the local Khoisan cape people. The Table Mountain National Park is plenty in floral biodiversity because the park lies in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. As a matter of fact, there are many species of plant in Table Mountain National Park (over two thousand) than subsist in the entire United Kingdom.

Activities to do in Table Mountain National Park

Cable Car Riding

One activity you should not miss in the Table Mountain Park is riding a cable car to head up to the flat top. You can enjoy it for 5 minutes, witnessing the 360 degrees view of Cape Town. You will also be amazed by the spectacular water bodies and white sand beaches.

Scenic Drive along Signal Hill

Enjoy a road trip along the Signal Hill. The long drive will give you the chance to witness spectacular views of the Table Mountain the ocean and the town proper.

Explore Boulders Beach

Spend time visiting the Boulders Beach, roaming around the beach and enjoy watching the lovely penguins.