Lets face it Cape Town pretty incredible. Its been ranking in top travel destination in the world for years now. Anywhere you go is a great photo opportunity but where is the sunset spots you have to go to get a great picture. In this compilation I share 10 of my favorite locations and images to show the beauty the location offers.
1. Signal Hill
Signal Hill offers many great views. Mine however is away from the crowds. On the hikers trail towards Lionshead, you will arrive at a section where you have nearly 360 views and If you lucky the clouds will pop like it did the night I look this image.
2. Dolphin Beach
This location on Dolphin Beach comes around only once a year after winter. Be sure to visit, but just like on Signahill its off the beaten track.
3. Slanghoek Lighthouse, Kommetjie
I don’t visit Slanghoek often enough. I love this Lighthouse, its so calm out there and the views are great. One can see all the way to Houtbay but I prefer the view towards the lighthouse.
4. Campsbay Tidal Pool
Campbay tidal pool has always been a favorite. I love a good reflection and on most days this pool is like glass. There is 360 degree views. Towards the 12 Apostles like above, towards Lionshead directly behind especially from the other side of the pool or any other direction. You will not be disappointed by this location.
5. Kloof Corner
You have to work for this one. A 15-20 hike up Kloof corner brings you to this magnificent location on the foothills of the Table Mountain range. Theres many angles here so once you catch your breath again take out your camera and snap away.
6. Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach doesn’t carry the name for nothing. Sunsets on this location is always great and because the beach is located away from main roads in a residential area its not as busy as its neighboring beaches Minerton or Blouberg Beach front.
7. Table Mountain
You haven’t seen a sunset in Cape Town unless you've seen it from on-top of Table Mountain. It goes without saying. Theres so many angles and viewpoints I prefer this viewpoint with the Cable Car and Lionshead, it gives it great scale. This location is situated about a 5 min walk away from the Top Car station and off the main path but well worth the stop.
8. Lagoon Beach
They should change the name Lagoon Beach to Reflection Beach. It offers a unique viewpoint of Table Mountain as you get to see more of Signalhill on the right and Devils Peak and Table mountain looks more like one on the left. I heard a few people say they are not a fan of this view point but add some reflections and epic clouds Im sure you will convert a few to fall in love.
Pro Tip - Get low to the ground for some epic reflections.
This one you really have to work for. It takes the average person (& fitness levels) 50min to reach the top of Lionshead. The view are spectacular and theres a full 360 degree view point. I love the way the mountain glows with that last bit of sun on it. Be sure to carry a headlamp for the going down as it gets dark quick without you realizing it. especially if your still taking pictures long after the sun went down.
Tip - Tag along with a friend and enjoy the views together.
10. Blaauwberg Strand
Arguably the best view of Table Mountain, Blouberg offers a variety of Beaches and Rock-pools to shoot from. This location is a popular one amongst phographers but there a few gem spots right here if you willing to explore. You will not be disappointed with Blouberg Strand.
There so many other Sunset locations in Cape Town worth a mention. Clifton Beach, Maidens Cove, Llandano, The Pipe Track, Chapmans Peak and towards the others side of the False Bay about 45min outside Cape Town Koggelbay (Coolbay). They all offer exquisite views and if your stay in Cape Town is not limited by time be sure to visit them all.
Bonus Image Can you guess the location?
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