Questions and answers

What plants are on Table Mountain?

What plants are on Table Mountain?

When it comes to flora, Table Mountain plays host to a variety of plant species, especially Fynbos (delicate or fine bush in English). Fynbos consists of four plant groups, the Proteas, Erica’s, Restios and Geophytes. Fynbos is a very unique vegetation type and has developed over millions of years.

How many plants are there on Table Mountain?

8 200 plant species
Table Mountain is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world; TMNP is rich in floral biodiversity and is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site; TMNP is home to an amazing 8 200 plant species – of which around 80% are fynbos.

What is Table Mountain known for?

Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of South Africa. It is also the country’s most photographed attraction and its famous cable car took millions of people to its top. There are about 2,200 species of plants found on Table Mountain and 1470 floral species.

What type of ecosystem is Table Mountain?

fynbos ecosystem
Fauna. Ecosystems are not made up of plants alone and the animals that are indigenous to an area are integral to its health. As you hike keep your eyes peeled for the animals that call the Table Mountain National Park home. Many are so well adapted to the fynbos ecosystem that you need to be quick to spot them.

Are there leopards on Table Mountain?

Go a little further from Cape Town and the mountains are now home to leopards, eagles and antelope; head for the coast and you have seals, penguins, sharks and whales. Related to elephants more than any other animal, the unassuming dassie or rock hyrax is often seen on Table Mountain close to the cable car.

What animals are found on Table Mountain?

Wildlife is diverse and prolific in the area. The most common mammal on the mountains is the dassie or rock hyrax, and Table Mountain is also home to porcupines, mongooses, snakes, lizards, tortoises, and a rare endemic species of amphibian that is only found here: the Table Mountain ghost frog.

Is Table Mountain one of the 7 Wonders of the World?

Celebrations erupted at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront on Friday night as Table Mountain was provisionally named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three-year global race to choose the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites.

Are there still tahrs on Table Mountain?

The tahrs have been eradicated from Table mountain after much hue and cry by the residents of Cape Town. In their place the klipspringer buck has been reintroduced.

Is Table Mountain part of the 7 Wonders of the World?

What is the best time to go up Table Mountain?

The best time to visit Table Mountain is from October to March. Those are the driest months, as most rain falls between May and September. The perfect time of day to go up is in the morning before it gets busy and too hot. Either take the first cable car (8:00 am / 8:30) or start hiking early.

Can you go up Table Mountain for free on your birthday?

A Free birthday on Table Mountain is one way to mark turning a year older, and thanks to Table Mountain Cableway Company that dream can become a reality. Travellers can visit the natural wonder for free on their birthday month.

What Animals Can you find on Table Mountain?