Cape Grace Staff enjoying the World Design Capital initiative, framing Table Mountain

It’s Cape Town’s year to shine as World Design Capital, and we will be featuring one official World Design Capital project a month, showing the variety of exciting schemes taking place.

Whilst many projects address the ways in which design can bridge the divide between rich and poor, the one we feature today brings into spotlight the most recognisable symbol of our city – Table Mountain, and demonstrates how this 7th Natural Wonder of the World is accessible to everyone.

Giant yellow picture frames, created by local artist Porky Hefer, have been installed in areas where anyone can visit; the V&A Waterfront and on Signal Hill. They provide idyllic vantage points to compose spectacular photographs with an iconic Table Mountain backdrop. The picture frames are enormous – 8m tall by 4m wide – and are part of a series to be installed across the city. Look out for the next one in Eden Bay (Big Bay, Blouberg), well known for its perfect Table Mountain vista across the waters of Table Bay.

You can share your framed photos on and also enter to win one of seven all-inclusive trips to your favourite New 7 Wonder of Nature, departing from anywhere on the planet. The competition is open to all at and winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2014.

If you’d like a view of Table Mountain from your bed, or while sipping a cocktail on the Bascule Bar terrace, then Cape Grace can oblige.

Where would you suggest they put another Table Mountain frame?


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    • Retief de Villiers - 11/06/14 -

      Place such a yellow frame on the beach in the Strand, from where there are stunning sunset views over False Bay and Table Mountain in the distance.

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