Photoblog: Mountains, Beaches and Bays of Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on November 19, 2011 by

I’m currently writing to you from Cape Town, South Africa – having ditched the winter cold of Europe for the summer heat of the Southern Hemisphere! I’ve just been here for two days and I think I already have a crush on Cape Town. This is one of the most attractive cities I’ve ever been: a funky, urban metropolis lined by windswept blue bays and backed by outrageously stunning mountain ranges. The artful assemblage itself is enough to make me drool with wanderlust – it has everything that I want packed into one city: mountains, beaches and urban life.

Today I headed out to the coast and spent the day exploring the southern peninsula of Cape Town, meandering along the coastal route that runs parallel to the imposing 12 Apostles mountain range, stopping along the beautiful Camps Bay for a view of the giant swells, watching penguins at Boulders Beach, savoring grilled seafood at Simon’s Town and driving all the way to the southwesternmost tip of Africa: Cape Point. For now, I’ll let my pictures do the talking – hope you’ll enjoy seeing Cape Town through my lenses.


 Maiden Cove at Camps Bay

Giant surfs of Noordhoek

Beautiful moon-shaped Hout Bay

Cape Point – the southwesternmost tip of Africa

Boulders Beach and a lone penguin

A colony of penguins on the beach

Closeup of a penguin


Disclaimer: This day trip was made possible by South Africa Tourism, but all opinions expressed above are my own.

About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is a professional travel writer and blogger with a special interest in off-grid destinations and adventure travel. Her mission is to visit every country in the world. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Iceland, swam with sealions in the Galapagos, built a school in Tanzania, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, crossed into North Korea and drank beer in Palestine.

9 Responses to “Photoblog: Mountains, Beaches and Bays of Cape Town, South Africa”

  1. Dean November 19, 2011 3:10 pm #

    Gorgeous coastline. It kind of reminds me of the south west coast of Australia. Looks like a lovely spot.

    • Nellie Huang November 22, 2011 2:31 am #

      Yes it definitely reminds me of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia – love the windswept beaches.

  2. Claire November 20, 2011 8:06 am #

    Wow, I didn't know they have penguins here and the beaches also remind me of Oz especially Noordhoek.

  3. Octavia November 21, 2011 12:56 am #

    The last picture is amazing!

  4. Anji November 24, 2011 2:01 am #

    Beautiful pictures of south africa! I've always wanted to go! The penguins remind me of Happy Feet! :)

  5. Al Amin December 4, 2011 2:03 pm #

    The pics are so beautiful. South Africa is the land of mountains. I love trekking mountains.


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