Tour Locations | Upper Cableway Station Audio Guide: Tabletop Walking Tour
The Symbol of the Mother City
NARRATOR: We're heading back towards the top station, where our walk will end. I hope you've enjoyed taking in the sights from way up here, a kilometre above sea level. Enver Duminy, the CEO of Cape Town Tourism, believes that this mountain is more than just a geological formation; more than a masterpiece of nature. It is, he says, a symbol of the city.
ENVER: Table Mountain to me, is more than a tourism attraction with a cableway. I see it as a symbol of freedom, a life force, and a spiritual refuge for many. During his imprisonment on Robben Island, the late President Nelson Mandela said that he often looked across Table Bay at the silhouette of the mountain as a beacon of hope. And so do many others. It is not just a flat-top formation. It’s "Hoerikwaggo" – the Khoisan word meaning "mountain in the sea". It’s our Table Mountain, our Tafelberg, our Intabe Yetafile."
NARRATOR: Keep walking into the open area ahead.