If you, like me, are not a Capetonian born and bred, the unwritten rule that must be observed is that you must reside in the city for at least ten years in order to be deemed a fully-fledged Capetonian.
Over the last three decades (and some change), one thing I have still not gotten used to is the Cape’s capricious weather. Indeed, it is possible to experience four seasons in one day. I learnt quickly that the golden rule is to dress in layers. “Like an onion”, as the locals caution. Even on the hottest day, the combination of the dramatic coastline and the Cape Doctor (prevailing summer southeaster wind) can be a tricky one. One moment you’re sweltering on ground zero in the inner city. Next, you’re on a mountain top, reaching for your jumper and holding on to your hat for dear life! Here, each season has its own peculiarities yet the old adage holds true, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes”. To enjoy life to its fullest in the Cape is to take a layered approach to it.
Although this proverbial cloud may be the culprit of many a wardrobe malfunction, its silver lining is the kaleidoscope of photo ops it creates. Cape Town Photo Tours, sister company to Pangolin Photo Tours, is perfectly positioned to help you capture them. In keeping with our Botswana offering, here too, clients are provided with a snappy DLSR camera and our specialist photo host’s guidance on tour. Our trips are designed with photography uppermost in mind, however, since we operate on a private basis each can be customised.
Chase the Sun
We put Cape Town’s most celebrated beauty spots in the very best light because we track the sun’s path on our peninsula roundtrip. The tour is by characterised by bright colours, endemic wildlife, sweeping landscapes and breath-taking Chapman’s Peak drive. Capturing the Cape’s best side as we go.
Kirstenbosch Gardens and Cape Malay Cooking
From cycads to samoosas, you can expect to encounter the most colourful characters of the Cape. Take a walk in the world’s smallest yet richest floral kingdom before trying your hand at Cape Malay cooking. Engage your senses on this ‘local is lekker’ excursion.
Township and Winelands
A local-led experience of the vibrant Imizamo Yethu Hout Bay township followed by a foray into the Cape’s oldest wine region, Constantia. Steeped in history, culture and natural beauty it’s easy to see why this tour maintains popularity.
Not unlike your garb, Cape Town Photo Tours is all set to deliver a layered experience of the areas you visit.
Book now to experience Cape Town, our way.