1Top of Table Mountain
Have your camera at the ready - 360° from the revolving cable car up (and down), and from atop the mountain, 2 kilometres of walkways lead to stunning views of Cape Town, Table Bay, Robben Island and the Cape Peninsula.
2Panorama Route, Mpumalanga
One long photo opportunity! Highlights include waterfalls, God’s Window, the Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the mighty Blyde River Canyon.
Fantastic lunar-like landscapes and a thundering waterfall that dissipates into myriad rainbows. Follow the walkways for the best views.
4Valley of Desolation, Camdeboo National Park, Eastern Cape
Piles of granite boulders reaching heights of 120m, in this vast moonscape, ruptured by towering cliffs, with pools of wildflowers – welcome to God’s sculpture garden.
5The Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State
From Qwa-Qwa National Park in the Free State, walk up to the Sentinel, for forever- views over the Drakensburg Amphitheatre; and in KwaZulu-Natal – climb the chain ladder to Mont-aux-Sources and photograph the roof of the world.
6Namaqualand in Springtime
Carpets of wild flowers as far as the eye can see. If you’re old-school bring plenty of spare film, or else make sure your camera’s memory card has LOTS of space - photographer’s heaven.
7Kalahari, Northern Cape
Be inspired by extraordinary wildlife and blood red sunsets, strive to capture the architecture of the light in this land of dunescapes and shadows.
8Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Sandstone cliffs that glow from gold to russet as the sun rises and sets; valleys covered with grasses of every hue; plains game, raptors, and in winter, snowfalls complete this chameleon landscape.
9Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal
Capture shimmering wetlands and lakes lined with vivid green reed beds and dense coastal forest. Snap yawning hippos, rare birdlife and sunsets on the water that have to be seen to be believed.
10Cederberg Widerness, Western Cape
A rugged mountain wilderness strewn with boulders and fantastical rock formations. On a smaller scale indigenous fynbos, rare leopards, snow proteas and San rock art sites enrich your photo-safari here.