Take a tour of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. It takes very little to guesswork to figure out why the mountain off the shores of Cape Town, South Africa is called Table Mountain. The level, 2 mile (3km) long plateau, flanked by steep cliffs, is Table Mountain's most prominent feature. The rock hyrax is the area's most common animal. Table Mountain is a popular tourist destination.