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Wednesday 11 June 2008

South Africa – The Table above the Clouds

When I touched down at the Cape Town International Airport, I was approached by a local to board a "taxi," without realising that it's like a "van sapu" in Malaysia. It took me almost one and a half hours to reach my hotel as it sent the guests to the other hotels which were way apart! Well, after I had arrived at my hotel, I was told that my room would not be ready until 4 p.m.

After wasting so much time on the road, I did not want to waste any more time, so I left my luggage with the hotel potter and hitched a taxi (a proper one this time!) to the Natural World Heritage Site here in Cape Town, the Table Mountain.

Luckily I asked the hotel to call the cable car station to check before hand whether the cable car was in operation, as the wind could be very strong here which might hinder the operation.

I'm already at the top of the mountain overlooking the city and the sea.

Should I call this cloudfall? It's a resemblance of water running down the cleavage.

Another view of the shores and the curved horizon.

Yet another view from atop the mountain overlooking Cape Town and the Atlantic Ocean.

There are more than 1,500 species of plants on the Table Mountain alone!

Another species of flora unique to Table Mountain.

Yet another species unseen elsewhere.

Another type of flower that I've seen for the first time in my life!

Table Mountain at sunrise.

Table Mountain at broad daylight.

Table Mountain at sunset.

Table Mountain by nightfall.

Table Mountain covered with white-cloth like clouds.

Table Mountain with puffy clouds.

Table Mountain as viewed from the Atlantic Ocean.


Hootin Anni said...

Love the table mountain at sunset and the one photo with 'cloudfall'!

My Wordless is shared, hope you can stop by if time allows!! Happy Wednesday.

CK Ng said...

Thanks very much for dropping by, Hootin' Anni. :)

Anonymous said...

That first shot is fantastic! All the rest are good too...nice travels.

Anonymous said...

Stunning pictures. I'd love to see it for myself one day

Gabriel said...

What a set of fantastic pictures! An absolutely gorgeous view.

Thanks for visiting my post today. Your comments meant a lot to me!

Happy WW!

Maya said...

Now, it will be on my wish list to visit. this is really beautiful fact breathtaking one.
Happy WW.

BNS said...

Outstanding collection, CK. You've outdone yourself with this one.


CK Ng said...

Many thanks to all WW participants for your kind compliments. :)

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