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Cape Town, South Africa Skyline Panorama

Cape Town, South Africa Skyline Panorama

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This aerial panoramic photograph of Cape Town was taken by Christopher Gjevre. It features downtown Cape Town from over Table Bay. In the distance is Table Mountain with its top covered by clouds; often referred to as the tablecloth. Table Mountain is South Africa's premier tourist attraction and the top provides breathtaking views over the city and its beaches. From the far right is Signal Hill and Lion's Head. Left of Table Mountain is Devil's Peak. Together, these mountains overlook the city and the area known as the city bowl. Tourism remains the most important economic key to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa Skyline Pictures

Originally founded by the Dutch East India Company in the 1600s, Cape Town was the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. The importance of the city's location is evident in Cape Town photos, displaying an important trade and tourist hub. Today, Cape Town is one of the most multicultural cities in the world with a metro area of over 3.75 million residents.

Some of the most interesting features in a Cape Town skyline picture are the variety of geological formations surrounding the city. Seated on the shores of Table Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain is perhaps the most interesting landmark in Cape Town: a flat-topped mountain overlooking the metropolis and visited via walking paths and cableway. The peak of the mountain itself is described as one of the most amazing vantage points in Africa. Signal Hill, also called Lion's Rump by city residents, is another famous landmark. Combined with nearby Lion's Head, the two hills vaguely resemble a lion sphinx naturally carved into the Cape Town landscape. Peaking at 2,195 feet above sea level, Lion's Head is impossible to miss when viewing a Cape Town skyline panoramic. Behind these famous landmarks is the mountainous region called Devil's Peak, providing an interesting backdrop, with the University of Cape Town on its slopes.

Cape Town is a city built in a region of stunning and unique natural landscape unlike anywhere else on earth. Nestled within a natural amphitheater-like geological area, the city of Cape Town remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa and the African continent as a whole.

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