Mother City Magic ~Cape Town

Mother City Magic ~Cape Town
Written and edited by Veronica Clark

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Table Mountain ~The Rock in our Lives!!!

Hello Dear Friends!
It pays to spend some time organising your photo files!!!
I stumbled upon some photos I took last summer of a trip up Table Mountain!!
This happy occurrence coincided with an email I had from a home sick Cape Town peep, currently living and working in New York!  And so, these pics are for you, Sir!! Do enjoy and I hope you are safe and sound in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. 
And, for other readers from far off places, just to give perspective, I have included the view of the mountain from Blouberg Beach. Table Mountain is of course officially, a New 7Wonder of Nature and has got to be the most photographed mountain in the world!!

The Table Mountain Aerial Cable way (please click)  has taken in the region of 20 Million visitors to the top of our famous Table. All the information you need is in the link provided above, please check the site, to see if the cable way is open before you set off. As it happens, we bought tickets on line, and on the day we were supposed to go, the cable car was closed due to strong winds. We were very disappointed, but such is Mother Nature! Fortunately, the tickets were valid for 14 days.

We choose one of the most perfect days, I have ever experienced on Table Mountain! An early start, saw us up just after eight o' clock in the morning, before the rest tourist Cape Town joined in!

There was not even a whisper of a breeze as we glided effortlessly to the top. No matter how many times I do this, it always takes my breath away...

Of, course The Table is not as flat as it seems, from a distance.... And, as you can see, tourists and locals alike, got acrobatic...must be all the fresh air.... while the dassies just went about their usual business of lazing in the sun, literally, living The High Life!

Visibility was perfect in all directions, the ocean was calm and gorgeous, and we could have sworn, that we saw a whale playing down on Camps Bay side?

A view of the City Bowl.

 View of Camps Bay side.

Robben Island is just visible  in the distance to the left of the cable station.

Yachts were already out to play....and we saw our stadium for the first time from Table Mountain!

I can not imagine that a visit to Cape Town would be complete without at trip up Table Mountain! Sadly, just like many other local residents, we sometimes go years and years without going up the Mountain. And I wonder how many locals have never been up. Sad really...

Look!! Look!! No people...yet!!! A rare sight, indeed! So, go early if you want the look out points all to yourself!!!!
You can always have breakfast on The Table...

Thank you for your precious company!
At this time, our thoughts and prayers go out, not only to my blog peep in New York, but to all who have had to endure the devastation and loss of life, caused by Hurricane Sandy...

Live the Cape Town vibe
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  1. Hi Veronica!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am happy to be your newest follower!

    Lovely views here and looks like lots of (breath-taking) fun!

    enjoy your weekend ahead :)

    1. Welcome Leslie!! So great to see you here as well!!