One needs little excuse to spend a lovely winter's day out and about in Table Mountain National Park; especially when one lives right on the doorstep of the most popular national park in South Africa.
Over the next while we would like to share our visits to this stunning and world famous park with you all. See here for maps of the area.Cape of Good Hope : August 2011
Situated at the junction of two of earth's most contrasting water masses - the cold Benguela current on the West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast, is the Cape of Good Hope. This area was proclaimed a nature reserve in 1938 and in 2004 became known as the Table Mountain National Park.
The Cape of Good Hope is part of the Cape Floristic Kingdom, the smallest but richest of the world's six floral kingdoms with 1100 species of indigenous plants, some of which occur no where else in the world.
There is also rich marine life in the park - with a difference in sea life to the west of Cape Point to that of the side east of Cape Point as a result of the differing sea temperatures on either side.
There are about 250 bird species in this area, and many small animals, with a few herds of zebra, eland and other antelope.
Travelling along False Bay just before the gate to the park, the view:Judas Peak
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A view from just inside the entrance gate:View over False Bay
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