Nestling amidst beautiful mountain ranges, beaches and the sea, the South African city, Cape Town, is world famous for its iconic landmarks and beautiful landscapes. Considered one of the most scenic cities in the world, Cape Town offers some amazing vantage points to get those perfect shots! Get hold of your cameras and smart phones and get clicking in Cape Town!
- Table Mountain
The flat topped mountain in South Africa, Table Mountain is a popular tourist attraction. The beautiful table shaped mountain range provides its visitors with panoramic view of the city from an elevation of 1,087 meters above sea level. Plus, you really don’t have to climb up the mountain for the view, get on one of those rollaway cable cars and enjoy the mesmeric scenery!
- Maiden’s Cove
Nestled between Clifton’s Beach and Glen Beach, Maiden’s Cove is a popular Cape Town attraction. Renowned for its exquisite vistas and beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean, the site is a big hit with photographers and adventure enthusiasts. Dolphins can be spotted in the ocean waters during the months of June and November.
- Boulder’s Beach
A must-visit for photographers as well as wildlife enthusiasts, Boulder’s Beach is among the best places to spot penguins. Located near Simon’s town, the beach is a popular tourist spot in the city. After you are done clicking the penguins, head to the secluded Boulders Beach for a swim in the warm waters of False Bay.
- Cape Point
Cape Point, located around 60 km from the city, makes for a popular day trip. A UNESCO world heritage site, Cape Point is known for its rich flora and fauna along with rich biodiversity. This famous stretch of land is marked with numerous valleys, bays and beaches. Nothing can match the views of the ocean from the lighthouse standing 238 meters above sea level!
- Chapman’s Peak Drive
Situated on the Atlantic coast between Hout Bay and Noordhoek, Chapman’s Park Drive is one of the most breathtaking marine drives in the world. Popularly known as ‘Chappies’, the site is a must visit for photographers. Along the 9 km long narrow stretch there are numerous valleys, rock inclines and the beautiful beaches. The panoramic vistas and the mesmerizing landscape must be captured by you!
- Blouberg Beach and Eden on the Bay
Nestled on the West Coast, Blouberg Beach and Eden on the Bay are among the most pristine beaches in the city. While on the beach, you can enjoy the beautiful vistas of the Table Mountain and the Robben Island. You can use a tripod for clicking the pictures as the distance between the beaches and the mountain is rather considerable.
- Tygerberg Nature Reserve
If you wish to capture the African wild animals in your camera, Tygerberg Nature Reserve is the place to be. Located north of the city, the natural reserve is one of the few surviving pockets of the once popular Swartland Shale Renosterveld vegetation type. From this point you can enjoy the 360 degrees view of the town, from the Table Mountain all the way to False Bay.
Located 120 km east of the Cape Town, Hermanus is one of the best places to spot whales up close. Right from the coast, one can spot large numbers of southern right whales during the months of July to December.
- Cederberg Wilderness Area
Situated around 300 km away from the city, Cederberg Wilderness Area is a photographer’s paradise and a perfect place for nature lovers. The mountain ranges are known for their dramatic rock formation and San rock art.
- Cape Agulhas
The southernmost point of South Africa, Cape Agulhas is situated 220 km from Cape Town. Featuring the continent’s most ancient lighthouse, the popular site is traveller’s heaven and photographer’s paradise. Found around 500 years ago by Portuguese sailors and seafarers, Cape Agulhas is also known as the ‘Needle Cape’ of South Africa.