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Cape Peninsula and Cederberg Mountains, South Africa

33.9S 18.4E

March 18th, 2011 Category: Mountains

South Africa - February 18th, 2011

Located at the northern end of the peninsula near the center of this image is the city of Cape Town. The peninsula, called Cape Peninsula, consists of a dramatic mountainous spine jutting southwards into the Atlantic Ocean, ending at Cape Point.

Other mountains are visible further inland, easily identified by their greenish brown color. These are the Cederberg mountains and nature reserve, approximately 300 km north of Cape Town. The mountain range is named after the endangered Clanwilliam Cedar (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis), a tree endemic to the area.

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