Hoerikwaggo – “Mountain in the Sea” is the original name given to the mountain chain by the indigenous Khoisan people of the Cape, although of course, the history of the mountain dates back roughly 30 000 years, with evidence tracing as far back as the Stone Age. The first officially recorded climb to the top of Table Mountain belongs to Portuguese Navigator, Admiral Antonio de Saldanha who in May 1503 anchored his ship in what we know as Table Bay, and climbed to the top via Platteklip Gorge. Since then, many have traveled in de Saldanha’s footsteps and the mountain has been a beacon of hope to many living beneath its glorious splendor. Today, this iconic mountain chain and New7Wonder of Nature is known as Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) – one of 21 Parks in the South African National Parks (SANParks) stable.
Info source URL: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/table_mountain/about/history.php
Photo capture date & Location: 2014-10 Cape Town (Lion’s Head)