South Africa is full of gems like Johannesburg, Cape Town, and many others. People all over the world visit South Africa to see these cities and places. They take their photo cameras, smartphones, drones, go pros and other gadgets to capture the mesmerizing moments.
Instagram is the 21st century’s second most used social media platform, according to Statista’s research. Instagram is the most popular social media platforms after Facebook, with 62.8% of mobile users accessing it.
Instagram is known for its’ commercial and social reasons. It allows the user to post the photos, videos, display their social life, gather the likes and followers, advertise their product and services, etc. Every Insta lover knows the importance of posting photos of the gorgeous scenery. Hashtags mentioning nature, beautiful views, wildlife and others are popular among millennials and other generations. Everyone enjoys looking at the impressive travel stories and photos.
These last years, Instagrammers have migrated to South Africa. Cape Town became one of the most Instagrammable cities in SA. It’s full of breathtaking views and natural sights to fill your camera roll with. You will come across many interesting things while visiting the city. They might be so interesting that you might want to take a picture and share it with the community.
If you are an Instagram lover and travel guru, and you are looking for new places to take your camera with and capture the environment, Cape Town is for you.
Here are 5 most Instagrammable places in Cape Town and why you should visit them:
1. Cape Town’s Table Mountain
Table mountain is one of the most Instagrammable places in Cape Town. Besides the rich history and culture, this place is worth to visit for its’ picture-perfect views.
Hiking trails are pretty common in this area. Experienced tour operators guide up to 5 people on hikes. While it’s a great way to stay in shape, look around and see the whole scenery, it’s also a great place to take Instagram-crazed photos of the mountains and lowlands.
Table mountain also has an aerial cableway, another amazing opportunity for Instagram lovers to take photos for their profiles. Animal lover Instagrammers can also benefit from visiting Cape Town. For those who want to take pictures of their coffees and meals, Table Mountain has a kiosk and a coffee shop to enjoy after a nice stroll in nature.
Both hiking tours and aerial cableway will be full of early bird Instagrammers taking photos of nature and capturing themselves with the mesmerizing background.
2. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
For someone who has never seen the pictures of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, this explainer text is a journey to the dreamy place. And for the people who have seen these gardens, this is just another reason to book the luxury or cheap flights to Cape Town.
Botanical gardens are mesmerizing themselves, but this particular one is one of the most Instagrammable places on earth. Instagram loves beautiful flowers, plants, and animals in the wild vegetation. You can be one of the luckiest people in the world and take a photo of the dramatic King Protea, South Africa’s national flower. Besides photos, these flowers spread out mesmerizing scents.
Besides wildlife photos, you can take photos of local people and tourists having fun on a summer evening musical parties. It’s all in one package. Exactly this package attracts all the selfie lovers to fill their collection with wondrous examples. You will find different types of Instagrammers in this botanical garden. The ones who love nature, animal lovers, party lovers, hiker lovers, selfie lovers and many more. After all, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are one of the most Instagrammable places of Cape Town.
3. Wally’s Cave
For people who love mystical places, caves and such scenery Wally’s Cave is a perfect destination of Cape Town’s Instagram journey. It’s one of the most favorite Cape Town attractions of all time.
Wally’s Cave makes a great sunset photo spot. A lot of travelers take private strolls and hikes to find the cave. Professional guides also offer the tours, but it’s more enjoyable and rewarding to find it yourself and take a bunch of photos along the way. That’s why Wally’s Cave is one of the most Instagrammable places in Cape Town.
We guarantee you will meet several Instagrammers going around the cave to find the perfect light for their selfies. You will also find some portraitists that strive to find the perfect scenery and others.
4. Babylonstoren and the paradise of Cactuses
Babylonstoren is a wine farm, but it’s known for its’ cactus patches. The cactuses grow up to 2.5 meters, and it is obvious why people love taking photos of this place and posting them on Instagram.
Babylonstoren also attracts Instagramers with its’ photogenic greenhouse. There’s a popular restaurant named Green House Restaurant named after a local glass greenhouse. Foreigners often visit this place, pose there, take the photos of the environment and post them on their Instagram. The place itself makes you feel like you are traveling through tropical islands.
For these qualities, Instagrammers often visit the Babylonstoren and compete with each other to take the perfect shot. Cactuses can be friendly and beautiful not only at home but in the largest gardens of wine farm in Cape Town.
5. St James Beach
Beaches are the high point of Instagram. Instagram models take bikini pictures. Divers take photos in clear water with the fish. Others enjoy the scenery and unusual views of the beach. Surfers taking the waves and capturing the lifestyle at the harbor can also be rewarding.
Colorful beach houses at St James beach gets the most attention. These are small cabins painted in different colors, with simple stairs and small rooms at the beach. You will definitely come across some Instagrammers posing, taking pictures and creating the perfect visuals for the perfect Instagram photos.
So buckle up all the Instagram lovers. It’s time to visit Cape Town and its’ wondrous beauties. Follow the flow of other Instagrammers and create your own beautiful collection of traveling experiences in Cape Town, South Africa.