Photo Spot Summary

Country: South Africa

Category: Landscape

City: Cape Town

GPS Latitude: -33.825787

GPS Longitude: 18.479225


From Cape Town head north on the R27 to Bloubergstrand. In Bloubergstrand, turn left onto Marine Dr. Almost anywhere along the road, you can pull over and walk to the beach for a magnificent of Table Mountain with the city of Cape Town in the foreground.

Photo Spot Details

Cape Town, South Africa has to be one of the word’s most beautiful cities. With its mountains, oceans, wildlife, birdlife and unique and incredibly diverse flora there is so much to see and photograph. One of the highlights is Table Mountain, which at over 3,000′ towers over the city. There are many ways to photograph Table Mountain, including scenes from on the mountain accessible via the cableway.

One of the most magnificent views is the one across Table Bay from the north and the best location is the beaches of Bloubergstrand, which is an Afrikaans name that literally translated into English means “blue mountain beach”.

This picture was taken early in the morning. And it was a lovely view indeed. However, I would recommend (time did not allow this for us) to return at sunset. Many alternatives would exist then, including long-exposure shots. I guess I will just have to go back one day. ;-)

NIKON D810 + 24-120mm f/4 @ 46mm, ISO 64, 1/25, f/14.0

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