10 Inspiring Cape Town Photos and Memorable Quotes

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Cape Town Photos – Table Mountain

Cape Town - Table Mountain Looking at this Cape Town Photo reminds me of this quote:

This cape is the most stately thing and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth. – From the journal of Sir Francis Drake, on seeing the Cape for the first time, 1580. .

Charles Darwin in a letter to his sister, Catherine, 1836 wrote;

This is a pretty and singular town; it lies at the foot of an enormous wall, which reaches into the clouds, and makes a most imposing barrier. Cape Town is a great inn, on the great highway to the east.

On a lighter note Kululu Airline’s staff had this to say after landing at Cape Town Airport:

…..after that smooth landing we’d like to welcome you to Cape Town, where the mountain is flat, the trees are flat and the people are wonderful people. .

To place this Kululu quote in context; The wind can blow in Cape Town. And some trees look flat. 😉

Cape Town Photos – Nature

This photo taken at Drie Anker Baai Cape Town. With mountains dominating the Cape Town peninsula… nature is never separated from our daily lives. Sea and mountain ensure Cape Townians are never crowed.

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 .

The view from Signal Hill is absolutely priceless. I love sitting on a rock with a glass of good South African wine, watching an awesome sunset. – Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille

Cape Town Photos – Water Front

V and A Waterfront Cape Town

Looking at this beautiful Waterfront photo it’s obvious that Cape Town is dominated by Table Mountain. How lucky!

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. Wikipedia .

Cape Town Photos – Beach in Simonstown

Simonstown Beach Near Cape Town
This Cape Town photo of a small beach near Simonstown taken by Andre Van Rooyen.
Most visitors to Simonstown may never set foot on this beach but they drive past it. (Driving from Cape Town to Simonstown: At the robot where you turn right to the Scratch Patch is this small beach on your left).
Somebody once said,
If you’re lucky enough to be at the beach…then you’re lucky enough! .

Cape Town Photos – Road Trips

Coastal road going to Chapman’s Peak in South Africa, one of the most beautiful drives I have ever been too.
Chapman’s Peak drive is around 9km ( 5.6miles ) long , 114 curves winding through the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak 593m ( 1950 feet ) high. Chapmans Peak, a drive worth anytime.

Cape Town Photos – Colourful Bo Kaap

Bo Kaap Hotos
South Africans are the rainbow nation due all its diverse people. Many will tell you that the rainbow nation is anchored in Cape Town. Image credit.
The Bo-Kaap is an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is quintessentially a Township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is a historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town. Wikipedia
The say a boer makes a plan but Capetonians make magic.

Cape Town Photos – Restaurants and Food

One of the most popular restaurants in Cape Town is Harbour House. And it reminded me of the following quote:
The air you smell, the sights you see, the food you taste, the language you hear, and the feeling you get..nothing familiar. That is true freedom. Anonymous

Cape Town Photos – Sea Life

Orca False Bay

Chris Fallows shares a great photo on Orcas attacking dolphins in Flase Bay:
The Orcas easily caught up with the school [of dolphins] and immediately upon coming up to the dolphins Bonnie initiated a sub-surface strike and was successful. Monique Fallows
Right on our doorstep we can see the dolphins, the Southern Right Whales. On quiet days we can even hear the Southern Right Whales blowing out air.
Many tourists to South Africa want to see the Big Five. Well. Here’s an alternative.
Thirty minutes from Cape Town you can watch whales, dolphins and sharks. In action.

Cape Town Photos – Robben Island

Cape Town Photos - Robben Island

The exterior of the prison at Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated from 1964 to 1982. Here we see a guard tower and a mosque. (Image credit)

I detest racialism because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.~ Nelson Mandela

Cape Town Photos – Colourful People

Cape Town Photos - People

This egg man entrained many in and around Cape Town. His sincere smile and our rainbow coloured flag symbolises Cape Town and South Africa. (Image credit).

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” ~ Andrew Gide.
I am sure you identify with Adrew Gide’s quote. I like that.
You are welcome to adventure to Cape Town. Here you’ll find yourself.
You don’t need a holiday. You need Cape Town.
Have fun
Johan Horak
P.S. if you want to visit Cape Town let Elmarie arrange your Cape Town Holiday accommodation.


August 15, 2012

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