Are there animals on Table Mountain?
Despite being in the middle of a large cosmolitan city Table Mountain is still home to a wide variety of animals. Many of these have become accustomed to human activity and can be seen in the crowded area of the cable car whilst others stick to the secluded and quiet Back Table area.
Among those most commonly seen are the Rock Hyrax or Dassie. This cheeky little animal closely resembles a rather overweight guinea pig. They live in groups and enjoy lazing in the sun. They are found all over the Table Mountain chain including the area around the cable car where they seem remarkably unpreturbed by the noisy presence of so many people.