Top 10: Photogenic spots

Three Rondavels, Mpumalanga The Three Rondavels in Mpumalanga

1 Top 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. more

2 Panorama 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. more

3 Augrabies Falls

Fantastic lunar-like landscapes and a thundering waterfall that dissipates into myriad rainbows. Follow the walkways for the best views. more

4 Valley 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. more

5 The 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. more

6 Namaqualand 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. more

7 Kalahari, 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. more

8 Golden 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. more

9 Kosi 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. more

10 Cederberg 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. more