South African Scenery: Mountains, Oceans, Valleys, Sunsets of this majestic land from Cape Town to the farmlands.

This post features a number of individual galleries of places from Cape Town on the coast to inland rural farmlands.

Cape Town area from the top of Lion’s Head

 

Traditional Cape Dutch architecture in Worcester

 

Winelands area in Paarl

 

Cape Town: the Urban Park and Greenpoint

 

The Country: Robertson area, Montagu and surrounds

 

Maiden’s Cove, Camps Bay

 

Coastal areas: Hout Bay, Hermanus…

 

Cape Town sunsets…

 

Old English Fort:  situated on top of Tunnel in Cogmanskloof – 4km from Montagu towards Ashton.

1899 heralded the second Boer War and saw the construction of the English Fort above Cogmans Kloof. (Montagu and 2nd Boer War 11th October 1899 to 31st May 1902)

 

For more than a decade I’d heard about the old gun battery that was located on the street behind our home in Cape Town. Recently, during an open house (this magnificent home is up for sale) I was able to tour it and take some images. Here is an amazing little piece of Cape Town history! (all images taken with iPhone4S)

 

Signal Hill, Cape Town

 

City of Cape Town

 

Dating back to 1692, Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm that boasts one of the best preserved farmyards in the Cape. Beloved for its magnificent garden that is laid out over 3,5 hectares (8 acres), the garden is divided into 15 sections that comprise fruit, vegetables, berries, bees for pollinating, indigenous plants, fragrant lawns, a prickly pear maze, ducks and chickens, and more. A secluded path runs along the stream where thousands of clivias flower in spring. The garden also boasts a plethora of trees of historical and botanical import. Every aspect of Babylonstoren – including the contemporary Farm Hotel & Spa, the Farm Shop and Bakery – are led by the ever-changing tapestry and botanical diversity of the garden.

 

The ever-changing sea around Cape Town

 

Reflected Moment

 

Rainbows

 

Twilight and Indigo

 

The Wrath of God

 

Cape Town wildlife

 

Fire in the Sky (first sunset of 2015)

 

Still Life at the water’s edge – Cape Town

 

Painting with Light

 

Cape Town Perspectives

 

Night

 

Milkwood trees are mostly unique to the Cape Town area of South Africa, although a few can be found as far north as Zimbabwe. Some of the trees can live for 600 years or more.

 

Coastal Views

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