Yes, the mountain does indeed seem to be as flat as a table top when seen from below.

But once you’ve climbed your way to the top, you’ll realise that the mountain has many secrets – jealously guarded by the blanket of clouds often surrounding it.

For the past 50 years or so, the world-famous cable car has made access to the top easier, but the mountain hasn’t lost any of its appeal to hikers, rock climbers, and nature lovers.

For locals, the mountain is a symbol of the ethos of Cape Town itself – unpredictable, majestic, multifaceted but always welcoming.

You’ll spend a lifetime living in the shadow of the mountain and still, discover a new side to it every day.