Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, and the full spine of mountains that end at Cape Point – offer exceptional photographic opportunities. By foot or by cable-car, we can take you in search of landscapes and wide vistas to photograph. Table Mountain National Park is also home to amazing flora and fauna, and legendary driving routes like Chapman’s Peak will take your breath away. The Hermanus and Cedarberg regions just outside of the city also offer incredible star photography and rocky landscapes.
With the warm Indian Ocean meeting the Cold Atlantic right here at the tip of Africa, the ocean is a great focus for locals. The culture of Cape Town is centered around beach life. Our marine life offers photographers pelagic tours to see sharks, whales and dolphins, and our white beaches and rugged coastline create dramatic landscapes. With penguins on our beaches, whales rolling just beyond our breakers, rock pools and birdlife, the ocean offers rich experiences for photographers
The Cape Town Winelands within the the city offer easy access to beautiful photography. An hour outside the city will get you to the wider wine growing regions with beautiful mountain backdrops, stunning old buildings and fascinating stories behind old family wineries and associated food.
Within an hour’s drive from the city centre you can photograph various antelope, baboons and ostriches of Cape Point and Whales in the bay. Venture a few hours beyond and you can see the big five – wildlife in reserves that offer a taste of the wilder parts of Africa.
Table Mountain National Park, right here in the city, has more indigenous flower species than the whole of the United Kingdom. The Cape Floral Kingdom is a celebration of texture and colour and is showcased in Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Every year in early Spring the Cape West Coast bursts in to bloom with fields of flowers and is a spectacle that people travel all over the world to see and photograph. From King proteas to intricate bulbs, the Cape offers a rich floral experience.
Rondevlei Nature Reserve and Strandfontein are great hot spots for bird watching in the city. Kirstenbosch Gardens will also afford great birding.
The Bo-kaap in the city is a colourful fascinating area showcasing the Malay history and is very popular with photographers. David will take you to buy spices and taste their local food and meet local people while photographing the colorful buildings. Township tours are available to visit artists, eateries and to offer a slice of life inside the townships Vibrant with music, colour, art and design.
The rainbow nation is truly represented here in the Cape. Travelling between the leafy suburbs to the CBD, the quirky arty downtown districts to the townships and sophisticated millionares row – you will see everything the city offers. A rich history of travellers stopping at the Cape, is the reason we have a wonderful colourful mix of colours, culture, food and religions here in the Cape. Street photography is an exciting way to really get under the skin of Cape Town.
Learn to cook Malay food and photograph traditional meals in the Bo Kaap, or do cheese and chocolate tasting in the winelands paired with our best Sauvingon Blanc. Cape Town boasts some of the world’s finest restaurants and often in amazing settings amongst vineyards and overlooking our beaches. Visit the West Coast for smoorvis and mussel pot with your feet in the sand. Food and flower markets offer great photographic opportunities and the diversity of flavours and colours are quite exceptional.