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In South Africa Tafelberg (or Table Mountain in English) is a Dutch and Afrikaans word that usually refers to the iconic mountain dominating the city of Cape Town in South Africa, a declared World Heritage Site. It often features as the topic and/or setting for myths, stories, plays, films and the like.

In fact there are a number of flat-topped mountains in the world with this name, including a mountain in Suriname, a hill in Curaçao and a mountain in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (there known as "Täfelberg").

Many South African companies, literary works and other entities have used the name over the years, particularly in its Afrikaans form - Tafelberg.

For example, a prominent case in point is the publishing house Tafelberg Uitgewers, which is sometimes referred to simply as Tafelberg. For this company therefore, see the entry on Tafelberg Uitgewers.




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