History of Table Mountain

Articles on the history of the world famous Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Kramat, Cape Town.

    Getting Spiritual

    Since we humans first stood up on our hind legs, we have been trying to make sense of the universe. We've tried to figure out why we're here, how we got here, and what we should be doing about it

  • Cable Car Station, Table Mountain.

    Hoerikwaggo Trail

    Table Mountain is a special place. It is not only an icon for the Western Cape and South Africa, but also a spiritual centre that uplifts those who live and work in its shadow, and who take to

  • Old photo of Cape Town Harbour.

    Looking Back

    History records that the first white man to set foot on Table Mountain was Antonio de Saldanha, commander of a Portuguese fleet sailing around the Cape of Storms en route to India in 1503

  • Minor and Devils Peak.


    Table Mountain is called 'the Stone Man' or 'Grandfather' by many Capetonians and has a very special place in the hearts of the people who dwell in its shadow. And, not surprisingly, over the years

  • Majestic Table Mountain guards Cape Town

    Table Mountain Myths & Legends

    Carrie Hampton, author of the coffee table book 'Table Mountain to Cape Point', unravels the myths and legends of the sacred mountain that guards the city of Cape Town at the very end of Africa

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