Mother City Magic ~Cape Town

Mother City Magic ~Cape Town
Written and edited by Veronica Clark

Monday, 5 September 2011

Best place for photos of Table Mountain...

Good morning dear friends. It has been a weekend where we have experienced a few seasons. Everything from sunshine, to storms, rain, wind and even some hail somewhere as I recall.  But that's Cape Town!!! Sometimes four seasons in a day and we lug around half our closet!

Well, onto the beauty of our City. A few international readers, who intend visiting our wonderful city,  have asked me where we take these photos of our iconic mountain from. Most people will say that they go to Blouberg Beach, much further down the coast, to take their Table Mountain pics.

For me, the best vantage point for pictures of our "Table" is Table View Beach where these pictures were taken from. I was en-route somewhere and just stopped here for a couple of shots to show you. It was a Monday morning and sunny and bright...

It would definitely be the first place I would bring any visitor to Cape Town...

Currently, though, the view is marred by this wreckage ....

Monday morn or not...some folks were doing what they do best...
Note the stadium across the bay.

The skyline along the Table View beachfront is changing with some high rises, sadly...
although, for those who do not know, Malissa's ( a great spot for lunch and coffee has opened up across the road)

It is a popular beach for walking the dogs and over weekends the parade of pooches is an endless source of entertainment.
It's a bit chilly for swimming but during the height of summer in January and February we need chilly!

Some of you might know, that I happen to be the world's worst photographer of birds... (darn things do not keep still for long) so I just had to share this one.....

How about that?

I surprised myself....

...and then the novice got lucky!!!

...and became...snap happy

very obliging bird....goodness!

I will be joining Mosaic Monday at Dear Little Red House Here
Watery Wednesday here
Our World Tuesday here

Scenic Sunday here

Well folks that's first kinda descent pictures of birds!

Anyone needing directions to Table View beach please email me and I will put you on the right

Happy Living


Now, like this dude below I can't hear you so please leave your comments and critique of the birdy pics in the comment box below please..... Thank you kindly for stopping by.

All images are my own and should you feel inclined to use any of them, I would appreciate it if you linked back to this site as a courtesy. Thanks!


  1. Hi there - once you've seen it I think this view would be as distinctive as any I've seen. If must just say "home" to so many people.

    Yet another place added to the "to visit" list!

    Stewart M - Australia

  2. Love the bird shots!!! I know where we will be stopping off when we year!

  3. thanks for the wonderful views of the "Table" - I have never seen shots from this angle before.
    Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog to say hi.

  4. Wow - what a paradise! We're both blessed to live near the sea, but your sandy beaches beat our stony shores by a mile!

  5. Hi, Veronica
    These photos of the beach, mountain, and sea are gorgeous. They are so different from the ones I posted,last month, of a Canadian version of those same three things!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

  6. I just love your photos! Especially that one when they are lined up..! Amazing.

  7. The scenes of the beach are just awesome! I can just imagine walking along in that beautiful white sand! And you did have some birds pose for you! WOW! Great photos! ♥

  8. Wonderful shots of Table Mountain. And how obliging of those seagulls to line up for you.

  9. Hi Veronica, Viewing Table mountain and the goings on on the beach in Capetown was splendid and you can be justly proud of your bird shots, once you get a few, you can become quite hooked on photographing them. Love the mutt speeding along the beach, a great shot.
    Thank you for linking with OurWorld, your post has not only beauty but is informative as well.

    Have a great day.

  10. beautiful pictures, lovely sceneries.

  11. Holy molly, That place is awesomely gorgeous! Love your photos!

    My Watery Wednesday post, have a nice day!

  12. Oh my goodness, what fabulous views! Thanks so much for sharing at MM> :)

  13. I am returning your visit to News From Italy and will be delighted to get to know you and your new blog, by following each other. I am glad you found me as South Africa is definitely somewhere I would love to visit one day. These photos are stunning. I hope we will enjoy sharing each other little pieces of the world.:)