Cape Town's "city bowl" view (above) from Table Mountain, and the (below) view from the other side, evidences that there are plenty of seriously steep climbs which overlook Cape Town

A view of Camps Bay, Cape Town, facing south from the ascent to Lion's Head. The Twelve Apostles are clear, as is the undeveloped coastline going towards Llandudno.  Looks like a nice joint.  Wonder why David opted for a penal colony?  Golly some serious mountains surround Cape Town.  No wonder David is such a skinny bastard.

Table Mountain is the home of the Himalayan mountain goat called the Tahr which unfortunately is viewed by the locals as a nuisance, so they have periodic shootings/cullings which one would suspect the Tahrs don't fancy much.  We protect our whales, they shot their goats.