A striking feature of Table Mountain is Devil's Peak which stands like a pointed fang between the Eastern and Northern flanks of Table Mountain and divides them at a sharp angle just like a cornerstone.
Devil's Peak is about 1,000 metres high and is a very good place to look out over Table Bay and False Bay.
There are other stories about how Devil's Peak got its name and the one below is about the dividing devil.
Clouds rolling over the east side of Table Mountain towards Devil's Peak.
Devil's Peak at sunrise.
Devil's Peak and Red Wing Starlings.
The peak of Devil's Peak.
Interesting in this view how almost all of the trees appear to be growing crooked on Devil's Peak.
It could be said of South Africa's awful racially segregated past that Devil's Peak is representative of a once immovable obstacle that has been overcome.
However, today, reinvestment in restitution and reparation payment has been shamefully slow in being realized from those moneyed individuals and commercial institutions that profited most from the past and still hold most of the financial cards inside and outside South Africa.
As a matter of fact, those individuals and institutions who have the most to give also have the most to gain from completely leveling the Devil's Peak of inequality.
The mystical Face on Table Mountain is an uplifting sign for South Africa, and probably also for the rest of the world, particularly in these days of our lives that are still left to us to decide.
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