Saturday, November 12, 2011

Our Mountain

After all the hype and Pop Idol-like fever, Table Mountain eventually made it into the "provisional new 7 wonders of nature" that some company dreamed up. I dont really agree with all this commercial branding hoo-hah, but I do agree that it is a wonder of nature! Here is a view looking at it from above Simon's Town - the back of the traditional view. You can see Devil's Peak on the right, and the table part of it just to the left. What makes it so special is not just its shape and size, but the fact that it harbours an amazing diversity of plants - more indigenous species than the whole of the British Isles. Plus some interesting insects and animals like the Velvet Worm - Peripatus.


  1. Looking at some of the other places that made the list and those that didn't, I would say the vote is somewhat flawed. But I am stoked that Table Mountain made the list. Its a wonderful opportunity for tourism, not just in Cape Town, but all over South Africa.

  2. I love your pictures of table mountain.

  3. Wow a great shots. It seems with Brazilian beaches. Thanks for sharing.