Cape Peninsula

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The Cape Peninsula is in the foreground (satellite image with artificial perspective, north is on the left)
Map of the peninsula

The Cape Peninsula (Engl. Cape Peninsula ) is an approximately 35-kilometer-long peninsula in the southwest of South Africa . It is located south of Cape Town . At its southern end are the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point . In the north it begins on Table Mountain in Cape Town.

It consists of mountain ranges overgrown with fynbos vegetation and stony areas, a large part of which is taken up by the Table Mountain National Park - which includes several individual areas.


Geologically, it is a chain of mountain ranges (and the flatter southern foothills) made of table mountain sandstone , separated from the edge of the threshold mountains ( Cape folds belt ) , which over the sand surface of the Cape Flats (formed from eroded rock and blown sands ) with the edge of the threshold mountains in Connection.


There are numerous attractions on the Cape Peninsula:

Web links

Commons : Cape Peninsula  - Collection of Pictures, Videos and Audio Files

Coordinates: 34 ° 12 ′ 20.3 ″  S , 18 ° 24 ′ 15.5 ″  E