Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain overlooking Cape Town in South Africa and taking up about three quarters of the peninsula of the Table Mountain National Park.
The stunning views can be reached by a revolving cable car (which had its 100th birthday in 2012) or by one of the 300 hiking routes up and down. However as it towers 3,559 foot (1,085m) above Cape Town, it's important to hike safely and bring sufficient clothing for abrupt changes of weather.
Table Mountain National Park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, mainly for its unique and unusually rich biodiversity, which includes an estimated 2,200 species of plants.
Where is it?
Table Mountain, which is part of the Table Mountain Range, towers over Cape Town in South Africa.
What is it?
A huge distinctively shaped flat-topped mountain forming part of the Table Mountain National Park. It affords a view that is arguably one of the most epic views in Africa.
Best time to visit?
The cable doesn't operate in dangerous winds and there's no real point in going there if your view is obscured in the cloud known as the Table Cloth so the best conditions for visibility are likely to be the long sunrises and sunsets of between November and March.
Recently developed, the Hoerikwaggo Trail has been designed to allow visitors to hike 80km from the City Bowl to Cape Point and sleep on the mountain.