Best Insta-worthy Spots in and around Cape Town

Posted on 27 November 2023 By Nomvelo Masango

What’s a good getaway without some great images? Taking pictures allows you to document your trip,  preserve memories and share your beautiful moments with your online community.

On social media platform, Instagram, aesthetics are the name of the game. As such, it is not only the picture that matters but also where it was taken.

In the Western Cape, there are plenty of spots which give the perfect and most aesthetically pleasing Insta shot. Here are a few of them:

The Bo-Kaap

If you are looking for attractive shots with plenty of colour, head to the charming,  historic and cultural neighborhood of Bo-Kaap.

The area is undoubtedly one of the most photogenic spots in Cape Town. For the perfect picture, move a few blocks away from the centre of Bo-Kaap as it is less busy. This will minimise the chances of you getting unwanted cars and people in your shots.

Top of Table Mountain

Table Mountain is one of the Western Cape’s most popular tourist attractions. Taking the Cable Car or hiking to the top of the mountain is an experience that is rewarding in a number of ways.

You will be spoilt to gorgeous views of Cape Town. And of course, you can take the most breathtaking images.

Woodstock’s Street Art

The cool neighbourhood of Woodstock is the perfect place to explore the Western Cape’s edgier artistic side.

There are many bold and creative art expressions, as well as graffitied works which are a marvel to look at and appear magnificent in images.

You can take pictures of the street art itself, or use it as a background by matching it with your outfit when capturing images of yourself.

Muizenberg Beach Huts

The colourful and vibrant wooden bathing boxes (also known as beach huts) on Muizenberg beach are undoubtedly picture perfect. They serve as the ideal background for pictures, especially if you are looking to add a bit of colour onto your social media feed.

You can also play around with the angles by shooting straight from the front, or even from the side in order to get some distance into your shots.

West Coast National Park

Image: Anita Froneman

Only a few things in life are as magical as the sight of the West Coast National Park in full bloom. Every year, between the beginning of August and the end of September, the park’s Cape wildflowers come to life.

You can take really beautiful images during this time when Mother Nature decides to give off a spectacular display. After all, there’s no harm in adding a bit of floral to that  social media feed.

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