Should one stay in Cape Town one must make it a point that he or she takes advantage of his or her stay in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa, indeed in all of Africa, and take time out to visit as many of the main attractions as is possible. The most significantly alluring and most well-known destinations include, but are not exclusive to, Camp’s Bay, the infamous Robben island, the Cape town Waterfront and of course Table Mountain.
There are other spots, though, that are equally as charming and fascinating that have not been awarded the kind of acclaim that the abovementioned destinations enjoy and as is the case pretty much anywhere in the world, these are places that one may find that even those who stay in Cape Town are not aware of. Some of these lesser known spots that one absolutely must visit when in Cape Town are mentioned below:
Imhoff Farm may be found not far from the town of Kommetjie and is owned by a couple who happen to have camels that were reared in the Kalahari Desert on their farm; five in total. One cannot find him or her in Cape Town and not make use of the opportunity to not only see these camels but ride them for a period of about forty five minutes while being shown around the farm and to the beach that may be found in this area.
One of the most interesting activities that one may take part in during his or her stay in Cape Town is to visit a restaurant where the chef gives patrons of the restaurant lessons in cooking and how it is that said dish may best be served and garnished. This experience may be found at the Foodbarn Restaurant located in Noordhoek.
In the event that one wishes to learn more about and see remnants of Cape town’s history one must, when in Cape Town, make a stop at the Franschoek Valley Museum which houses a large number of treasures that speak to Cape Town and the vast amount of history that this city boasts.
Where to take the best Cape Town photos
Cape Town is an absolutely amazing city, situated on the Southern tip of South Africa it is bordered by two of the world’s most magnificent oceans, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific ocean. Whether you are a South African tourist or an international tourist, there is one thing that you must not forget to pack in for a holiday in Cape town – your camera! Regardless of how many times you may have been privileged to visit this city each and every day you will find something extraordinary and breathtaking to photograph.
Even the locals who see the wonders of Cape Town on a daily basis still remain amazed and enthralled by the majestic city. They have even given the city the nick name as the Mother City and most South Africans fondly call her the Mother city.
Some of the most notorious photographs that have been taken of Cape Town were actually taken by tourists, amateur photographers that were normal ordinary people lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.
The most photographic places in Cape Town include the majestic table mountain, the unspoilt beaches of Blouberg strand and Hout bay as well as Cape point where two exceptionally different
bodies of water collide. Table Mountain provides the visitor with an exceptional amount of photographic opportunities, if there is no cloud on the mountain the view from the top of the mountain is spectacular and if the mountain is covered in a blanket of cloud the mountain becomes mysterious. Many photographers actually prefer photographing Table Mountain when she is covered in cloud and as such is much more unpredictable.
If you are heading to Cape Town for a holiday and are concerned about getting stuck with bad weather every day do not worry, all the curio stores carry a multitude of Cape Town postcards, and these postcards have captured the beauty of Cape Town in all its glory. Adding a few extra rands to your Cape Town holiday budget may just prove worthwhile and postcards make a worthwhile addition to any holiday photo album.
According to YLO Stills Productions. Taking a photograph is like immortalising your memories in a time capsule, where you and your loved ones can forever look back on your many experiences and special memories and in a sense relive them. Any person visiting or residing in Cape Town South Africa, will want to capture more than just a few memories. Cape Town is one of the most scenic locations in the world, and with so much to see, do and simply marvel at, you will be sure to want to take as many photographs as possible in order to share with those you love in order to urge them to witness the splendour of the city first-hand. However, in spite of all the advances in digital photography that is available both on digital cameras as well as mobile phones, we often find that somehow we cannot quite capture the sheer visual magnificence that is Cape Town in a single photo. No matter how clear the photo, how high the picture quality or how many mega pixels your camera may have, a photo just doesn’t quite achieve the desired effect. With a visual landscape that is as rich and as beautiful as Cape Town, it might require an artistic and trained eye to capture it.
Luckily, Cape Town has one of the most vibrant and thriving visual art industries in the world, and there are many brilliant photographers that help to provide you with a visual reference that will best tell the tale of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
While the average visitor will want to take photos of Cape Town’s most popular tourist destinations such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point or the incredible Garden Route, some of the most prolific photographs ever taken of Cape Town are of the areas of Cape Town that residents experience every day. The most famous photographs include those of well-known roads such as Long Street or Somerset Road, the streets of Khayelitsha and Langa, as well as tourist destinations such as the V&A Waterfront. From whatever perspective you choose to photograph Cape Town, there is very little chance that you won’t take a beautiful picture.