Travel Cape Town, South Africa – Table Mountain in Cape Town
Take a tour of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. It takes very little to guesswork to figure out why the mountain off the shores of Cape Town, South Africa is called Table Mountain. The level, 2 mile (3km) long plateau, flanked by steep cliffs, is Table Mountain's most prominent feature. The rock hyrax is the area's most common animal. Table Mountain is a popular tourist destination- from hiking to rock climbing to docking in the shadows of the cliffs. The rotating cars of the Table Mountain Cableway offer a spectacular view, along with a quick ride to the summit. Visible here are the two most noted peaks besides the plateau, with the Devil's Point to the east and the Lion's Head to the west. Table Mountain is magnificent enough to lend its name to the "Mensa" constellation.