A View of Cape Town's (South Africa) Lion's Head is the Theme of This Souvenir Fridge Magnet
This acrylic fridge magnet depicts the "Lion's Head", a dramatic outcropping of rock located within the city of Cape Town. One of the reasons that Cape Town is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world is because of its dramatic local geology (similar to the reasons that Rio de Janeiro or Honolulu are beautiful). The largest of the three peaks is Table Mountain, but the city is also home to two smaller peaks: Signal Hill and Lion's Head. Lion's Head, as you can see in this magnet, is particularly photogenic, as it rears up dramatically from the landscape, with a summit surrounded by sheer cliffs. The peaks is part of Table Mountain National Park and is thus protected from development, visitors are welcome to take the arduous, but visually rewarding hike to the peak's summit where one can see the city of Cape Town laid out at one's feet.
Cape Town is a Vibrant, Diverse City
Since the fall of the hated Apartheid Regime in the early 1990s, South Africa has become known as the "Rainbow Nation" for its wide variety of ethnic groups. To the native Black Africans (mostly speakers of Bantu languages like Zulu or Tswana) and white Afrikaans-speaking Boers, one also finds: Coloureds (who have both African and European ancestors), Chinese-Africans, Indian-Africans and others. It should be no surprise that Mahatma Ghandi - an Indian by birth - first gained fame as a civil rights lawyer in South Africa, then a British colony. Cape Town, being at one time a cosmopolitan port for the mighty British Empire, is one of the most diverse places in the country. One unique community in the city are the "Cape Malays," a group of Muslims that traces their history to sailors and laborers imported from the British colony that is now the nation of Malaysia.