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South Africa 2011: Photo Report from Cape Town


I’ve been clocking up the miles lately. For most of October I was away with work, first in Dubai, then Turkey, and finishing up in South Africa. Fortunately, when my work was done in South Africa, I was able to kick back and relax a bit, and Nicola flew down to join me for a 10-day trip combining a bit of a a sun-and-fun city break in Cape Town with a magical 5 day safari drive through the Kruger National Park up on the borders of Mozambique / Zimbabwe. But I am getting ahead of myself…

CAPE TOWN
We started out in Cape Town, a fascinating city with much to recommend it: from the amazing geography of the place – all views dominated by Table Mountain looming above – to the diverse and vibrant population (somehow not bitter after all their potted history), it was a great start to our trip. And the Capetonians sure know how to eat, drink and be merry. We based ourselves just on the other side of the mountain from downtown, in a swish beach resort suburb called Camps Bay. From our 1 bedroom flat overlooking the ocean we set out each day to get to know the town and the surrounding area, including the Winelands, the Cape Point, the Kirstenbosch gardens and of course Table Mountain itself. We had very full days punctuated by some of the finest meals we’ve had in ages. A great start to the trip.

Around Cape Town
Houses of Bo Kaap
Houses of Bo Kaap

V&A Waterfront
The Victoria & Albert Waterfront

V&A Waterfront
The Victoria & Albert Waterfront

Camps Bay
Camps Bay and Table Mountain (Panoramic)
Camps Bay and Table Mountain (Panoramic) – click here to view this in a large format

Boy on the Rocks, Camps Bay
Boy on the Rocks, Camps Bay

Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles
Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles

Sunset on Camps Bay Shoreline
Sunset on Camps Bay Shoreline

Kirstenbosch and the Winelands
Kirstenbosch Gardens
Kirstenbosch Gardens

Kirstenbosch Gardens
Kirstenbosch Gardens

Kirstenbosch Gardens
Kirstenbosch Gardens

Franschoek Countryside
Franschoek Countryside

Franschoek Countryside
Franschoek Countryside

School Bus, Franschoek Countryside
School Bus, Franschoek Countryside

The Cape Peninsula and False Bay
The Cape of Good Hope
The Cape of Good Hope

Cape Point
Cape Point Lighthouse

Cape Point
Cape Point

Ostrich at Cape Point
Ostrich at Cape Point

Penguin at Boulder Beach, Simon's Town
Penguin at Boulder Beach, Simon’s Town

Beach huts at Fish Hoek
Beach Huts at Fish Hoek

40 Winks, Fish Hoek
40 Winks, Fish Hoek

Hermanus
Surf off of Hermanus

Table Mountain
Table Mountain Cable Car
Table Mountain Cable Car

Abseiling Table Mountain
Abseiling Table Mountain

Atop Table Mountain
Top of the World

Atop Table Mountain
Atop Table Mountain

Fynbos Flowers on slope of Table Mountain
Fynbos Flowers on slope of Table Mountain

Cape Town from Table Mountain (Panoramic)
Cape Town from Table Mountain (Panoramic) – click here to view this in a large format

Of course, these and other Cape Town shots can be found over in my Flickr set here.

Stay tuned – in the not too distant future, I will post select shots from the second half of our trip – our safari through the Kruger National Park…

  1. November 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Reblogged this on Jono Hodson.

  2. November 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Mesmerising.

  3. November 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    abslolutely great photos, amazing!!

  4. November 24, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Awesome pics! Incredibly vibrant!

  5. November 24, 2011 at 10:18 am

    great photograph collection

  6. December 2, 2011 at 11:29 am

    aah this is my hometown!

  1. November 23, 2011 at 5:27 pm
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