Table Mountain covered in mist at sunrise. South Africa.

The original name given to this mountain by the San people was Howrikwaggo or “Mountain of the Sea.” In the early 1500’s, António de Saldanha, a Portuguese explorer, christened it: Taboa do Cabo or “Table of the Cape,” which eventually became popularized as the current and world famous: “Table Mountain.”

Cape Town, South Africa.

–Photo and text by Dana Allen, WT Trip Leader



  1. Dickie Anderson Reply

    Have been to Cape Town and under the spell of Table Mountain.

    Curious where you took the picture from???

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