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June 12, 2010

Tourists on Table Mountain – Photos

While the temperature in Cape Town’s City Bowl today is more than bearable (if you have your beanie and scarf, that is), conditions on Table Mountain were somewhat colder this afternoon. The wind-chill factor, soft, misty rain and eerie fog blanket made the experience at the summit (at 1 067m above sea level) quite different from the one down in the city, but that didn’t deter visitors to the Mother City from taking the Table Mountain Cableway up for a warm buffet lunch at Table Mountain Café and spectacular views of the Cape Peninsula; there were even a few brave souls who abseiled down the rocky outcrops of Table Mountain. Here are some images from the afternoon. Photos by Ingrid Sinclair.

table mountain cable car

The cable car comes down to pick up a new load of visitors.

abseil table mountain

Apparently it’s never too misty to abseil on Table Mountain.

gary irvine table mountain

Gary Irvine, a proud Scot, is in Cape Town as part of the Youth with a Mission missionary programme.

sarah poon table mountain

Sarah Poon, from Hong Kong, is part of Gary’s group.

bethuel raseona table mountain

Bethuel Raseona is a proud Capetonian, and will be watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ matches from the V&A Waterfront.

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