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Mountains at Sea - Table Mountain to Cape Point By John Yeld

Mountains at Sea - Table Mountain to Cape Point by John Yeld

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Summary

Containing over 300 photographs, this guide explores things offered at the Table Mountain National Park. Designed for visitors, it provides information about the plants and creatures that abound in the Park, and about their habitats. It also includes maps and descriptions of 16 walking routes on the mountain, with a history of the Cape Peninsula.

Mountains at Sea - Table Mountain to Cape Point Summary

Mountains at Sea - Table Mountain to Cape Point: An Interpretive Guide to the Table Mountain National Park by John Yeld

"Mountains in the Sea - An Interpretive Guide to the Table Mountain National Park" is a new publication from SA National Parks. This comprehensive, interpretive guide will lead you through this magical world, and inspire you to explore the many extraordinary things on offer here. It's reader-friendly, easy-on-the eye, and can be tucked into a rucksack or a car's cubbyhole with ease. With over 300 full-colour photographs, this book is as beautiful as it is useful. Designed for visitors and local residents, this guide provides a wealth of information about the wonderful and occasionally weird plants and creatures that abound in the Park, and about their habitats and how they fit into the unique ecology of the area. It also details the numerous ways one can enjoy the Park and includes maps and descriptions of the 16 most popular walking routes on the mountain, and the two-day Cape of Good Hope Hiking trail. "Must see" venues such as the Table Mountain cableway, Boulders penguin colony and Cape Point are detailed, as well as where to surf, fish, dive, watch birds, eat out or just have fun in the outdoors. A fascinating history of the Cape Peninsula, and how the Park came into being, is also included, with a guide to where to find historical structures and artifacts.

Mountains at Sea - Table Mountain to Cape Point Reviews

"Over centuries the mountain has stood as a symbol of human capacity for hope and freedom, whether for the Khoikoi tribes fighting colonial domination, for Indonesian and Malaysian slaves who for generations buried their leaders and holy men on its slopes, or for twentieth century political prisoners. It is... a sacred and precious place... To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return." - Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1998"

Table of Contents

A glance at history: Settlement of the Peninsula; history of Table Mountain; Cape of Good Hope history; shipwrecks; mining in the Peninsula; Chapman's Peak drive; Rhodes and Rhodes Estate; creation of the Park; economic pulse of the city. The ecology of the park: Weather and climate; geology; Cape floral kingdom; plant identification; fire and fynbos; forests; rivers and wetlands; Alien invasive species; mammals; baboons; mammal Identification; reptiles and amphibians; insects; reptile and insect identification; birds - land birds; birds - marine birds; where to watch birds; marine life; whales and whaling. Out and about in the Park: Cableway; safe hiking in the park; general safety and dog walking; 16 Popular walks; Cape of Good Hope trail; Cape Point; Boulders; angling; diving and surfing; climbing and caving; cycling and running; adventure sports; restaurants and braais.

Additional information

GOR005494636
Mountains at Sea - Table Mountain to Cape Point: An Interpretive Guide to the Table Mountain National Park by John Yeld
Used - Very Good
Paperback
STE Publishers
2004-06-30
184
062031740X
9780620317405
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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