Cape Town & The Western Cape A Photographic Tour
Hope on Robben Island
"During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Mountain at its magnificent silhouette … To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return." – Former President Nelson Mandela
A Photographer's Paradise
When I first visited Cape Town I wasn't a photographer. I can't help feeling that seeing this place in all its glory inspired me to purchase my first "proper" camera some 9 months later... It has gone on to become my favourite place in the world to photograph.
The beach at Bloubergstrand, with its panoramic postcard views of Table Bay and the mountain, is top of my to do list each time I visit and home to some of my favourite photographs.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town’s working harbour is South Africa’s most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country.
The vibrant and expansive V&A Waterfront is elaborately restored to preserve the dignity of the Victorian age.
Now home to restaurants, bars, boutiques, street musicians, entertainment...
...it merges into a busy operational harbour.
Lion's Head, part of the Table Mountain National Park, sits between Table Mountain and Signal Hill, its peak forming part of a dramatic backdrop to the city of Cape Town.
Beyond Cape Town
Beyond the city of Cape Town, the wonder continues.
The outlying areas are awash with grand vineyards, the oldest of which is Groot Constantia, founded in 1685
Originally settled in 1688 by French Huguenot refugees, the town of Franschhoek near Stellenbosch is one of South Africa's oldest and retains an unspoilt Cape Dutch architecture.
The Franschhoek Pass is a scenic route of epic proportions