Table MountainCape town , South Africa
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This webcam perfectly shows the main symbol of Cape Town – Table Mountain, located at a distance of 7 km from the city center. Table Mountain, shown in the online camera, is one of the seven wonders of nature, as well as the best observation deck. In addition, the silhouette of the high ground that you see in the live broadcast adorns the Cape Town flag.
The Table Mountain, shown in the webcam, is clearly visible already on the approach to the city from any point. From the top of the table-like mountain in this live camera, overlooks the entire metropolis with its picturesque surroundings: the mountain range, oceanfront, Table Bay and Robben Island.
To get to Table Mountain, where the online camera is directed to, you can use the cable car, climbing to a height of 1087 m in just a couple of minutes. If you want to see more, it’s best to hike down the steep slopes past small, scenic waterfalls.
The most dangerous route to the mountain, shown in real time, is the Indian Trail.
Table Mountain, flaunting in the online camera, consists of soft sedimentary rocks, indented by ravines and gorges. Its slopes are covered with thickets of bushes, and more than 2000 species of exotic plants grow on the top. Damans live on the mountain plateau – cute animals like large guinea pigs. These animals are not at all afraid of people; many tourists even feed them.
In the vicinity of Table Mountain, which is shown by the webcam lens, there are such peaks as: Signal Hill, which also has a live broadcast on the Baltic Live Cam website, Lion’s Head, Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and Devil’s Peak. All of them are part of the Cape Peninsula National Park. At the foot of the mountain on the east side there is the Kirstenbosch botanical garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The first European who climbed Table Mountain, shown online, was the Portuguese navigator Antonio de Saldanha. At that time, its slopes were covered with ancient hardwood trees, used for wooden fortress – a new settlement.
Basically, the Table Mountain shown in the webcam, is covered with fluffy clouds like a tablecloth. This phenomenon is explained by the meeting of the warm and cold currents of the Indian and Atlantic oceans.
Table Mountain, well visible in online footage, is not just a striking landmark of Cape Town, but an excellent observation platform. Besides the beautiful views of the city, it is best to watch the stunning sunsets from here. On the top of the Table Mountain in the online camera, there are observation telescopes, a gift shop and a restaurant.