Cape Town is full of some of the best views – from sweeping, rugged mountains to azure blue oceans. These are Cape Grace blogger Carrie Hampton’s personal favourites. What are yours?
- The view of Muizenberg Beach from Boyes Drive never fails to take my breath away. The vast expanse of beach and rhythmical waves reaching all the way to Gordon’s Bay makes me want to take up surfing. This is best viewed from the shark spotting layby.
- The view from Silvermine car park on Ou Kaapse Weg looking towards the city contrasts the wildness of the mountains with the business of suburban life. It’s a great place to chill out and reflect after a long day.
- Sitting quietly on a rock looking down along the Atlantic Seaboard from the top of Table Mountain is an incredible view to admire. The best way to get there? A hike, of course!
- The view of Noordhoek Beach from the Noordhoek end of Chapman’s Peak Drive is constantly changing, reminding me of the power of nature. It’s especially inspiring when the race horses are training in the early morning. It reminds me of when I was one of those crazy riders!
- The view from Robben Island towards Table Mountain really is extraordinary and inspired Nelson Mandela to write these words: “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.” If you can’t get across the bay seeing it from Blouberg Beach is almost as good