Is Cape Town the Most Photogenic City in the World?

Is Cape Town the Most Photogenic City in the World

We just left Cape Town after spending two months in the city. It was our city stay that wasn’t supposed to be, but with each passing day in Africa, we became more and more hungry for our own car. Hence, the long stay in South Africa’s most popular city as we tried to find our wheels to tackle a safari across Africa.

Cape Town was our last stop in South Africa. We were told by Afrikaners that we were “saving the best till last.”  Others just straight up told us to leave wherever we were at and head for the Cape immediately. When we arrived we knew we were in a completely different South Africa than before. It’s a place encompassed with natural beauty, while still maintaining that city feel. It is a vibrant city packed with things to do all year round. A place that experiences four seasons in one day, yet locals seem to walk everywhere in their bare feet.

When we stay in places for a longer amount of time we get worried our images will run dry, our Instagram will get stale. However, we hate leaving our camera anywhere inside when we travel around Cape Town, and even have found ourselves in a debate about how many Instagram photos we should post in a day – should we do two or three? We even stayed at one of our favorite hotels of all time just outside the city, and when you add the wine lands just outside Cape Town it is all the more appealing.

This is our collection of a September and October spent in and around Cape Town. Just remember to choose the best camera for your travel needs.”

Table Mountain From Lion’s Head

Table Mountain Beauty

Looking out at the dramatic Sentinel mountain peak

Looking out at Sentinel Peak

Driving along the coast

Beautiful Cape Town Drive

On Top of Table Mountain

A cute Rock Hyrax

Kalk Bay Harbor

kalk-bay from above

Atop Lion’s Head

On top of Lion's Head

Muizenberg Beach

muizenberg beach photo

The Boulders Beach Penguins giving us a show


Watching the clouds roll in


Sandy Bay

Photo of nude beach in Cape Town

The colorful Cape Malay neighborhood of Bo-Kaap

Explore the Bo Kaap Neighborhood

Little Lion’s Head

Lion's Head From Above

Chapman’s Peak Drive


On top of Table Mountain


Hiking Lion’s Head

The clouds rolling in

Cape Town from a Helicopter

View of Cape Town with NAC Helicopters

A weekend spent in Muizenberg is a weekend well spent

muizenberg beach days

The Iconic Table Mountain

Beautiful Table Mountain with Clouds

Cheers to great sunsets

just one more glass of bubbly

Exploring Cape Point


The beautiful Tintswalo Atlantic

Sunset over the Tintswalo Atlantic

Hout Bay from across the bay

tintswalo Atlantic at Sunset

Beautiful Days in the Cape

beautiful Cape Town

Wandering around Kalk Bay

cape-town fun

Overlooking Cape Town

Overlooking Cape town

Table Mountain never ends

The Time for Cape Town is now

All photography shot with our DJI Phantom 3 Advanced, Go Pro Hero 4 Silver, Canon 5D, and Fujifilm X-T10. We use these products every day and highly recommend all of them. If you want to learn more we rank the best travel cameras

Plan Your Trip to Cape Town

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Accommodation in Cape Town: To feel more at home we use Airbnb you can check out some tips and read more about getting an Airbnb coupon code hereOr just take this coupon for your first stay! Here are the most popular destinations in Cape Town: City BowlCamps BayGreen Point, and Sea Point.

Flights to South Africa: Compare airlines, dates and prices all in one place with Skyscanner.

Car Rental in Cape Town: Auto Europe is a car rental booking service that compares all the major brands like Hertz, Avis, Alamo, and Europcar.

Travel Insurance: We never travel without travel insurance with World Nomads. We ALWAYS travel with travel insurance. Natasha is a bit of a worry wart and would rather stay safe than sorry. World Nomads offers incredible flexible and great plans!

Water: We found the water in Cape Town fine to drink, if you want extra assurance then we love traveling with our Lifestraw Go Waterbottle

Guide Book: Sometimes it’s nice just to have a real book in your hands when traveling. We recommend picking up a Lonely Planet to get you through the wireless nights.

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One Comment on “Is Cape Town the Most Photogenic City in the World?”

  1. From Cape Town , what is the best day trip safari or overnight/2day trip

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