Photographer’s bucket list: awe-inspiring views of the Mother City.

Photographer’s bucket list: awe-inspiring views of the Mother City.

The Mother City boasts breathtakingly beautiful attractions. Better yet, most of these attractions in close proximity to each other. With so much to see and explore, naturally, photographing this awe-striking views is any photographers dream. Here are a few stunning views that every photographer would love.


Cape Peninsula helicopter ride

Get a bird’s-eye view of the Mother City by hopping onto a helicopter for a ride along the Cape Peninsula. Have your breath taken away as you get to view the beautiful attractions along the coastline such as Camps Bay, Twelve Apostles, Cape Point and Noordhoek.


Table Mountain

Getting a view of Table Mountain itself is a fantastic experience. However, if you’re the adventurous type be sure to hike your way up or hop onto a cable car all the way to the top of the mountain. Here, you’ll get to witness the beauty of the city below. It’s an iconic spot to take a landscape shot of the city with the distant blue sea in the background.


Chapman’s Peak

Opposite the inlet on which the town of Hout Bay is centred, you’ll find one of the most spectacular routes in South Africa. Up to 593m above sea level, Chapman’s Peak Drive is where you’ll get to appreciate magnificent views of the sea crashing against huge boulders from unique vantage points. This drive is all about the scenery. You are bound to find stunning views to photograph.


Signal Hill

Also known as Lion’s Rump, this amazing attraction is a flat-topped hill situated next to Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. Take an easy drive up Kloof Nek Road and spend the day admiring the city from above with the iconic Table Mountain in the backdrop. Signal Hill is also the site of the noon gun that goes off every day.


Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is internationally renowned for its indigenous plant life. The garden is part of the Table Mountain National Park and is an important part of the national park’s ecosystem.

The garden is known for its diverse Cape Flora, but it is the tree canopy walk, better known as the “boomslang” trail that offers panoramic views of surrounding mo

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