Locals tell the weather by the clouds swirling around Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Don’t be surprised if driving directions involve phrases like “drive away from the mountain.” Up-country workaholics eager for one-upmanship love to joke that Capetonian workers waste time idly mesmerized by the mountain. And what’s not to mesmerize? You can’t overstate Cape Town’s beauty. The city is built around its single greatest feature. Table Mountain’s trailheads are usually just a short drive from most city hotels, which can be a problem. Because it’s so accessible, tourists often underestimate Hoerikwaggo, San for the Mountain of the Sea.
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