A flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town, Table Mountain is more than just a pretty backdrop. It is one of the New7Wonders of Nature and is home to over 2,200 species of plants, many of which are endemic and found nowhere else on Earth. The mountain offers not just scenic beauty but a rich biodiversity. Its unique shape has inspired myths and legends for centuries. For those who make the journey to its summit, either by hiking or via the cableway, the mountain offers panoramic views of Cape Town, Table Bay, and Robben Island.
Situated in the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island is globally renowned for its political history rather than its physical features. The island was used as a place of imprisonment, banishment, and isolation for nearly 400 years. Most notably, it was the site where former President Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years during the apartheid era. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Robben Island serves as a poignant reminder of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. It stands as a symbol of freedom, not just for South Africans but for oppressed people all around the world.