Table Mountain has become the single most welcoming icon to South Africans and travellers alike, and for good reason! While you may be aware of most of its unique characteristics, this mountain hides many surprises waiting to be discovered.
Keep reading to see five little known facts about Table Mountain, then enter our latest Bucketlist Competition for a chance to experience it yourself.
- Table Mountain is between 500-700 million years old, making it one of the oldest mountains in the world.
- Table Mountain National Park has more flora diversity than the entire UK.
- Table Mountain was originally called Hoerikwaggo by the San people. It means mountain of the sea.
- The top of Table Mountain used to be the ocean sea bed.
- Table Mountain is the only natural land object with a constellation named after it: Mons Mensae
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