Table Mountain

Table Mountain, 3,567 ft (1,087 m) high, Western Cape, South Africa. It overlooks Cape Town and Table Bay . The summit is flat, and the dense white mist that often covers it is called the tablecloth. A cableway (built 1929) carries visitors to the summit.

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