Hike on Table Mountain – a wonder of nature

For those of us who live within sight of Table Mountain it comes as no surprise to hear that its status as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature has become official after an international audit confirmed the result of a global voting process.  The results followed three years of intense campaigning in a contest that drew votes from 220 countries worldwide.

Table Mountain viewed from the Waterfront

Table Mountain towering over the city of Cape Town

Not only the flat top rising out of the ocean that is visible and instantly recognisable the world over. Table Mountain has withstood six million years of erosion and hosts the richest, yet smallest floral kingdom on earth with over 1,470 floral species. It boasts numerous rare and endangered species and can claim to have more species of plant than the whole of the British isles.

See the amazing floral kingdom of Table Mountain

There is an amazing variety of plant life on Table Mountain

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille described the title as “a great accolade for a unique wonder of nature that belongs to all the people of Cape Town, South Africa, Africa and the world.

The top of Table Mountain

On the top of Table Mountain

The best way to see Table Mountain is on a hike. Ridgway Ramblers offer small group guided hikes of Table Mountain.