Upon our most recent trip to South Africa, we had the pleasure of travelling through two small Free State towns known as Warden and Harrismith, situated alongside the N3 highway. It was when we traveled through Harrismith that we noticed the most beautiful peaks and hills, alongside a flat mountaintop. This mountain, known as Platberg overlooks the town of Harrismith, and strongly reminds one of Table Mountain in Cape Town due to its beautiful flat-topped plateau stretching well over 9 km.It is rare gems like these which make traveling around South Africa so exhilarating. Sometime later, I found that the locals, indeed, consider Platberg to be “Table Mountain of the Free State Province,” as it is so similar to Table Mountain, which overlooks Cape Town, the legislative capital of South Africa. Platberg Mountain is a natural continuation of the Drakensberg Mountains and is known for its nature reserve (Platberg Reserve), which has a unique range of biodiversity. This mountain is an inselberg formation, which is defined as a single hill that projects abruptly from a level plain – in simple words, a solitary hill.There is a wide variety of wildlife to be found in the area of Platberg Mountain, such as the eland, black wildebeest, blesbok and mountain reedbuck. The region also has several plantations of alpine timber, like Eucalyptus and Wattle.Due to the pleasant weather of the Free State, the Platberg mountain region is a popular destination for bikers, mountain bikers, photographers, hikers and wildlife enthusiasts.