South Africa

Table Mountain from Blouberg Table Mountain from Blouberg

 Table Mountain is the landmark by which Cape Town is known throughout the world.  It is the distinctive geographical feature of this geographically rich place.  Rising out of the Atlantic Ocean to a height of about 3500 feet it dominates the horizon almost everywhere in the metropolitan area.  One advantage of the mountain is that it does make it difficult to get lost.  You just memorize what the mountain looks like from your house and keep traveling until it looks like that again.  If you do that, you will at least be close to home. In the next three pages you will find maps that will help you zero in on exactly where Cape Town is on the African continent.