Best places to take travel photos in South Africa

South Africa is a beautiful country, filled with many diverse cultures, vibrant fauna, and a large variety of wildlife. Make your followers green with envy when you share photos of your travels around South Africa! Here’s our list of the best places to take travel photos:

1. Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is the ultimate destination for wildlife photography. With over 147 mammal species, 114 reptile species, and a massive 508 bird species, the chances of getting unforgettable photos are high.

Morning safaris are the perfect way to spot animals stirring with the sunrise and making their way to waterholes before they move to the shade to escape the heat from the day. Meanwhile, sunset safaris offer opportunities to get a shot of the African golden hour. You might even get lucky with nocturnal animals getting ready to prowl the night. The Kruger National Park has something new to offer each time you visit, and will have you keep coming back for more!

2. Garden Route

The Garden Route covers a large section of the Western Cape’s coastal areas, spanning an astounding 300 kilometres, and has a wide variety of incredible photography locations. The Storm’s River Mouth is a well-known photography spot, famous for its suspension bridge across the river. If you are feeling bold, extend your trip at Storm’s River to the Bloukrans Bungee, and jump off the highest commercial bungee bridge in Africa!

Another ‘must-see’ location along the Garden Route is the Knysna Lagoon. Its crystal-clear waters will have you feeling like you are in a tropical paradise! Take a sunset cruise on the lagoon, enjoy fresh oysters and capture picturesque moments on the water.

3. Cape Town

With Cape Town being one of the world’s top travel destinations, it has no scarcity of photo opportunities! Whether you explore the hustle and bustle of the city or pay visits to historical areas such as Bo-Kaap or District 6 on a guided tour, you will find endless opportunities to capture the beauty of the Cape with a photo!

Visit Table Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and marvel at the beauty of the icon of Cape Town. Take a Cable Car ride to the top of the mountain where the beauty of the Mother City’s panoramic views will need a wide-angle lens. Make sure to visit the mountain at sunset as well, to get incredible Instagram-worthy shots of the city and Table Bay as the sun sets over the horizon and Robben Island in the distance.

Don’t forget to explore the Cape Peninsula as well! With a day tour of the Peninsula, you will get the opportunity to capture iconic locations such as Chapman’s Peak, Muizenberg’s Beach huts, Cape Point, Boulder’s Beach penguin colony, and more!

4. Panorama Route

The Panorama Route is another top travel photography destination in South Africa. The Panorama Route is a scenic road in Mpumalanga that runs through several historic monuments and natural heritage sites. Some of the best stops for photos along the Panorama Route include Graskop Gorge, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Blyde River Canyon, and Pilgrim’s Rest.

Sit back and relax on a guided tour of the Panorama Route and visit all of the most popular locations. Add a relaxing cruise on the Blyde Dam, where you can get striking photos of the Three Rondavels from a vantage point below. The Graskop Gorge is a ‘must visit’ and take awe-inspiring photos of the Gorge as you delve into its depths via the Lift.

5. Helicopter Tours

The best way to capture any landscape’s beauty is from above! With scenic helicopter flights in Cape Town and Hazyview, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the tourism capitals of South Africa!

Taking photos during your travels is the best way to ensure your memories last a lifetime! Capture the beauty of South Africa, as we believe that it is the best place for travel photography!

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