Lately Cape Town has been popping up on every major travel instagrammers feed from Jay Alvarrez to Anyuta Rai to super-influencer Xeniaoverdose. And if I had a buck for everytime a foreign visitor asked where is “this” I’d say I’d have an extra steady stream of income. So I’ve compiled a list of the most frequently instagrammed spots in Cape Town, the location names of these beautiful sights and a couple of hidden gems.
No trip to Cape Town seems to be complete without the obligatory Lionshead photo. The location is in the Table Mountain National Park and it boats the most amazing views of the city on the way to the top even if you’re too lazy to make it all the way.
Widely known for its cobble stone streets and unique brightly coloured homes, the Bo Kaap is an area formerly known as the Cape Quarter which was established in 1978. It’s situated a Just a stones throw from the CBD on the slopes of Signal Hill and numerous delicious eateries from when your energy's depleted from slaying those poses.
One of the biggest Instagram trends for 2018 besides Mcdees pop art fashion and the iconic squatting pose which keeps me confused and riveted simultaneously (are they about to drop a hot photo, could they be on the verge of relieving themselves on the side walk? Who knows.) - is glasshouses and cactiis. Meaning that Babylonstoren will most likely be making an appearance on many Instagram feeds this year.
Who can resist the cutest little African penguins on Boulders Beach, waddling to welcome any visitor who comes their way? Throw in some soft white sand and granite boulders and you have a recipe for the perfect spot. Boulders Beach is located near Simon’s Town driving toward Cape Point.
The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway
This 130m steel and timber sculptural walkway was designed to resemble a snake skeleton. Its officially referred to as the Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway and unofficially as the "Boomslang Bridge". It’s situated in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens which is also home to over 7000 plant species and some rocking festivals over the summer season.
The building was formerly a grain elevator in the 1920s and has now been converted into a chic 5-star hotel with some gorgeous interiors, taking up the 6 floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. There are loads of spots in and around the area that are highly snap-worthy.
Images: Instagram (shanabergsma, anyuta_rai, jayalvarrez, lauracomolli, svetabily, xeniaoverdose, campsbaygirl).
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