The Natural Wonders of Cape Town

Andrew Parker
Mar 18, 2021

South Africa is one of the most beautiful and interesting countries in the world. With so much biodiversity and gorgeous views, it has a little bit for everyone. Cape Town alone is home to numerous landmarks in the country, including Table Mountain, Boulders Beach, Cape Point, and much more.

Table Mountain

 aerial view of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

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Table Mountain is a pre-historical flat-topped mountain that might be considered the number-one landmark of Cape Town. The top of this iconic mount can be reached by hike or cable car, but we recommend hiking. The gorgeous views along the way are worth every drop of sweat, we promise.

Boulders Beach

Penguins at Boulders Beach, Cape Town

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Part of the Table Mountain National Park, this beach is not only known for its beauty but also for its residents. This sandy stretch of shoreline on the Cape Peninsula is home to numerous wild African penguins, who wander freely around the area.

Lion’s Head

Lion's Head mountain in Cape Town

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As we mentioned before, Cape Town was incredibly blessed with so much natural beauty. Another example of this is a small mountain called Lion’s Head. Located between Table Mountain and Signal Hill, this mountain peaks at 2,195 ft above sea level. Here’s a great tip: hiking up Lion’s Head is a lot easier than climbing Table Mountain, plus from there you will have the perfect 360-degree view of its table-shaped sister mountain and the bay.