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South Africa

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FFrom the flattest to the tallest to the oldest to prettiest to the most dramatic, South African mountain ranges are astounding.

When discussing mountains - arguably the most famous( and obviously the flattest) is Table Mountain. The main feature of Table Mountain is the level plateau approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) from side to side, edged by impressive cliffs. This plateau is flanked by Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, and together with Signal Hill forms a natural amphitheatre that makes up City Bowl and Table Bay Harbour.

There is often a white “table-cloth” of orographic clouds that form on the plateau, which legend attributes to a smoking competition between the devil and a local pirate called Van Hunks. The peaks and valleys nearby make up the Table Mountain National Park. When visiting you can hike, abseil, paraglide, walk, run, bike or take the cable car. No matter how you get to the top, the reward is the same – a spectacular view over the Indian and Atlantic oceans.

Did You Know?
IIn Mpumalanga, the Barberton Mountain range is over 3.5 billion years old?

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