Curacao’s Curious Tafelberg Mountain

Curacao’s Curious Tafelberg Mountain

It stands out rather distinctively amid the mostly flat surroundings around Spanish Waters Bay in southeastern Curacao, a jagged peak rising steeply to one side giving way to a flat plateau on the other.

This is Tafelberg Mountain, and as you might well imagine based on its uncommon appearance, it hasn’t always looked like this.

In the old days, back before mining concerns forever reshaped the mountain, Tafelberg solely sported a flat top, the entire summit a towering table much like the legendary Table Mountain in South Africa, though a good four-and-a-half times smaller.

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