Different views of Table Mountain

Table Mountain which dominates any view of Cape Town has many different aspects. Most people are familiar with the steep cliffs that tower over the centre of Cape Town.

Table Mountain towering over the city of Cape Town

Table Mountain towering over the city of Cape Town

 

Other familiar views of Table Mountain include those taken from the Atlantic side and including the 12 Apostles, or from Kirstenbosch including Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine.

The view of Table Mountain from the Atlantic coast

The view of Table Mountain from the Atlantic coast

       

The Kirstenbosch side of Table Mountain

The Kirstenbosch side of Table Mountain

  A less well known view is that from the N2 freeway! In this view the entire mountain from Devils Peak can be seen. In this view (with a little imagination) the mountain is described as an old man lying on his back.

Table Mountain from the N2 freeway

Table Mountain from the N2 freeway

 

Devils Peak in the right forms the head with a prominant nose. The saddle the neck with Maclears Beacon forming the chest. The slope down towards Constantia Nek forms the legs of the man. Finally, the peak of The Constantiaberg form the feet.

old man table mountain

 So next time you are driving towards Cape Town, look out for the old man of Table Mountain.