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The Table Mountain National Park was proclaimed a national park on May 29, 1998. It aims to protect the natural environment of the Table Mountain Chain, particularly the rare fynbos vegetation. It’s home to a large variety of unique flora and fauna and encompasses the scenic Peninsula mountain chain which stretches from Signal Hill in the north, through Lion’s Head, Table Mountain, Constantiaberg, Silvermine, the mountains of the southern Peninsula and to the Cape Point in the south. The park covers approximately 60 kilometers.
The national park is part of the UNESCO Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site. It features rare and endangered plants, making the area a biodiversity hotspot. The park is managed by the South African National Parks.
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The park is one of the world’s most remarkable attractions. It boasts two well-known landmarks, Table Mountain, and the Cape of Good Hope. Table Mountain stands 1,086 meters above sea level and is visible several kilometers away. It is the country’s most photographed landmark. The Cape of Good Hope is the section that covers the southernmost area of the Cape Peninsula. It offers rocky mountains, beaches, and open seas. Popular activities include hiking, surfing, and fishing. The area also offers excellent vantage points for whale watching.
Other popular attractions include the white sandy beaches along the coast, the penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach, Silvermine Nature Reserve, and Afromontane forests. The Table Mountain National Park draws millions of visitors every year. It is truly a phenomenal, historical, rich and scenic wonder.