Table Mountain National Park was established in 1998 to protect the environment of the Table Mountain chain on the incredibly scenic Cape Peninsula. The park actually consists of three separate areas. Together, these cover a significant portion of the Peninsula’s buckling and varied but unfailingly beautiful terrain, from Signal Hill at its north end to Cape Point at its south end.
Home to countless jaw-dropping views, there are two famous landmarks within the park: Table Mountain and Cape Point, the stark, windswept promontory at Africa’s southwesternmost tip. Both of these places can easily be accessed when you are staying in Cape Town. Numerous tours go to Cape Point and Table Mountain sits brooding over the city itself.
The park is unique: nowhere else in the world can you find an area of such great natural beauty and rich biodiversity situated within a thriving city. The main vegetation type is the wonderful fynbos – a riot of endemic proteas and ericas, 70% of which is found nowhere else on the planet.