I knew, of course, of Table Mountain and of its beauty and majesty . But nothing quite prepared me for just how spectacular it is – especially in the winter when the peculiar climatic conditions of Cape Town envelopes the Table with a shimmering cloth of cloud. The cloud does not simply sit atop the mountain; it flows over and down, in a manner I have never seen before. It being winter, Table Mountain was closed to the public for most of the time I was in Cape Town because of the treacherous conditions. It re-opened the morning I left South Africa – and it was well worth even the short time I had up there. The photos here are of the top of the Table, of the view from the top and of the views of the mountain from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (which itself is quite stunning – photos another time) and Camps Bay.