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Natural Wonders of South Africa Series – Table Mountain

SPOT6/7 imagery of Table Mountain, Cape Town. The imagery acquired between 25 March and 6 July, 2015 shows the level plateau approximately 3 kilometres from side to side, edged by impressive cliffs.

On 2 December, 2012 Table Mountain was officially inaugurated as one of the seven natural wonders of the world in a ceremony held at the foot of the Mountain in Cape Town. The flat-topped mountain forms a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa and is significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top. The mountain also forms part of a National Park and is home to an unusually rich biodiversity consisting predominantly of several different types of the unique and rich Cape fynbos.

Image credits: Produced at SANSA Earth Observation. SPOT6: Copyright © 2013 Airbus DS. All rights reserved. SPOT6: Copyright © 2014 Airbus DS. All rights reserved.

 

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