Mountain tops to seashores
This national reserve was opened in 1998 as the Cape Peninsula National Park. It was renamed to pay homage to the spectacular Table Mountain which towers over the city of Cape Town and can be reached via cable car. Spread over 88 sq. mi., the park envelopes large swathes of mountains including Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles as well as sweeping stretches of the Cape of Good Hope.
The National Park is home to several rare, endemic species of flora and fauna. The beautiful Kirtenbosch National Botanical Gardens also fall within the Park’s purview and is home to spectacular blooms nearly all through the year. A sight worth a lifetime is a glimpse of the radiant king protea, the national flower of South Africa as well as the annual migration of southern right whales that can be viewed from Cape Point.