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    Cape Town is Africa's most popular tourist destination and the second-most populous city in South Africa. It is the provincial and legislative capital of South Africa, with National Parliament and government offices situated here. The city is famous for its harbour and well-known landmarks Table Mountain and Cape Point. It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and a major destination for immigrants and expatriates to South Africa.

    In 2007 the city had an estimated population of 3.5 million. Cape Town's land area of 2,455 square kilometres (948 sq mi) is larger than other South African cities, resulting in a lower population density of 1,425 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,690 /sq mi).

    Cape Town Airport, recently renovated to bring it into line with international standards offers an excellent entry point into South Africa. In South Africa it is advisable to hire a car as the public transport system is not so good or suited to the holidaymaker and not always reliable after hours. From Cape Town it is convenient to travel to surrounding places of interest or travel into the city for the day. Self-drive tours are a popular holiday choice with the visiting tourist. Cape Town has something for everyone. From the landmark beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to accommodation that covers everything from backpackers, B&B’s and self-catering cottages to five-star hotels and private nature reserves close to Cape Town.

    Adventure activities include abseiling, shark cage diving, helicopter flights, zip slides, forest canopy tours, safaris, wine tasting, vintage World War II motorcycle with sidecar tours and more! 

    Read more on how to use this guide and how to take good photographs. Then get started!

    Photo Opportunities in Cape Town

    Place of Interest Royal Cape Yacht Club
    The Club founded as the Table Bay Yacht Club in 1905 and the name changed in 1914 to the Cape Yacht Club which incorporated the Alfred Rowing Club. Shortly after receiving the Royal Charter it became the Royal Cape Yacht C... more
    Anytime, in Royal Cape Yacht Club
    Place of Interest Top of Table Mountain Cable Way Station
    Impressive mountain contrasted against the sky with cable cars passing against a rocky backdrop. Compose carefully and exposure is straightforward with the sun over your shoulder. Perfect timing catches cable cars pas... more
    Morning, in Table Mountain
     
    Activity Cape Town Aerial Cable Way
    The rocky backdrop behind the cable car make the colours standout in this detailed image. Compose carefully and exposure is straightforward with the sun from behind. Get in close with a zoom lens to catch detail.
    Morning, in Table Mountain
    Cityscape Campsbay
    The rocks in the foreground gives an idea of the height above sea level which allows this image to reveal the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean and highlight the colour. Compose to include the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean o... more
    Anytime, in Table Mountain
     
    Animals Rock or Cape Hyrax or "Dassie"
    Animal close-up with clear outline of Lions Head in the background, shot  downwards to impress height. Compose carefully to capture background and measure exposure on the darker parts of the subject or use f... more
    Anytime, in Table Mountain
    Landscape View of Muizenberg fromTable Mountain
    Landscape across Table Mountain to Muizenberg with a contrasting clear blue sky. Compose to catch the lookout point on the left and background detail. Exposure is straightforward with the sun from the left. 
    Anytime, in Table Mountain
     
    Place of Interest Table Mountain Inn
    Tourists gathering at a lookout point with the rustic rock building contrasted against a clear and blue sky. Compose to include foreground and detail. Exposure is straightforward with the sun from the l... more
    Anytime, in Table Mountain
    Landscape False Bay
    This panoramic view of of Falsebay from the top of Table Mountain contrasted by the blue of the sea and sky. Compose to include background and detail. Exposure is straightforward with the sun from behind. 
    Anytime, in Table Mountain
     
    Landscape Houtbay from the Top of Table Mountain
    Contrast between the landscape, sea and sky with mist rolling in from far back. Compose to include background and detail. Exposure is straightforward with the sun from behind. 
    Anytime, in Table Mountain
    Cityscape Cape Town City Bowl and Harbour
    Cape Town, Table Bay and Robben Island in this image from the top of Table Mountain. Use a wide-angle lens and compose to capture surroundings. Exposure is straightforward with the sun to the left (West in this case), watc... more
    Anytime, in Table Mountain
     
    These are just 10 of 129 Photo Opportunities in Cape Town. Show more.




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