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The Table Mountain, one of the most popular photo motives of South Africa, rises majestically above the center of Cape Town.
It forms the northern part of the mountain range that begins about 50 km south of the Cape of Good Hope and slopes down about 1000 m in Cape Town. In front of the Table Mountain you can see the top of Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head standing out.
Quickly, visitors are greeted by rock hyrax whose appearance reminds of marmots. However, Cape hyrax are the nearest relatives of the elephants and are called Rock Dassie in South Africa. One should not get too close, because the bites are very painful.
We were surprised when we discovered the sign gluhwein (mulled wine) in the cafeteria at the mountain station of the cable car. Presumably, the Swiss engineers and workers had made the drink known when they built the modern cable car.