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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.

Cape Town, South Africa

February 24th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Cape Town, South Africa - February 22nd, 2009

Cape Town, South Africa - February 22nd, 2009

Cape Town, bottom right, near the Cape of Good Hope, is the second most populous city in South Africa. It is the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located.

Cape Town, located on the shore of Table Bay,  is famous for its harbour. The city centre is located at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula. The peninsula consists of a dramatic mountainous spine jutting southwards into the Atlantic Ocean, ending at Cape Point.

There are over 70 peaks above 1,000 feet within Cape Town’s official city limits, including Table Mountain. This peak forms a dramatic backdrop to the city bowl, with its plateau over 1,000 m (3,300 ft) high.

The Cape Peninsula has a Mediterranean climate with well-defined seasons. The bay on its southern side is called Saldanha Bay.

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