Forming a stunning background for the city of Cape Town, Table Mountain is a flat topped mountain that rises to a height of 1086 m above sea level. A tourist can go to the top of the mountain either by hiking or taking a cable car and once on top of the mountain, the views of Cape Town will leave you speechless. Many people also indulge in rock climbing on Table Mountain. The mountain is also unique as instead of limestones, one finds caves carved in sandstone. The mountain is seen from a long distance as well and its distinct shape has been a path finder for many sailor for many centuries. The table mountain has been used as a symbol for Cape Town on its flag.