Table Mountain, the iconic flat-topped mountain towering 3,558 feet above Cape Town, South Africa, literally begs to be seen from above. Some climb. Others (some 23 million people to date) have ascended via Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, a rotating lift that affords breathtaking scenes both going up and coming down.
The view from the top is no less than spectacular, as you would imagine it would be — or at least it is if fog hasn’t “socked it in,” blocking the scenery of the city below.
But it’s the descent that brings you back to earth. A slow, crowd-quiet descent that follows the spectacle left behind — one of the New7Wonders of Nature — and a peak to which you may never be so fortunate to return to again. The descent from Table Mountain literally and figuratively took our breath away. We had indeed been to the mountain top!
For more entries in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent, travel here.
For more information:
New7Wonders of Nature: http://www.tablemountain.net/content/page/new7wonders-of-nature
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway: http://www.tablemountain.net/
Cape Town: Official Tourism Website: http://www.capetown.travel/attractions/entry/table_mountain_cableway
For more on our travels in South Africa, click on the Page called Lesotho and South Africa.