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Looking to capture an Instagram worthy photo during your visit to Cape Town? Here are our top 5 picks.

1. Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach with crystal clear water and big boulders located close to Simon’s Town in Cape Town. What makes Boulders Beach so special is the colony of wild African Penguins that reside there. Visitors can get up close with the wild penguins which makes it a truly unforgettable experience. Boulders Beach falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area making the beach safe and well maintained. This is a must visit when visiting Cape Town and you will be sure to get amazing Instagram worthy pictures.

penguins on white sand with crystal blue waters at boulders beach in simons town


2. Muizenberg Beach

Muizenberg Beach is known for its long and wide stretch of white sands and blue waters. The beach is the most popular spot for surfing in Cape Town. The beach also boasts a colorful row of beach huts that make for a great Instagram photo opportunity. These huts are often used as changing rooms and storage spaces for beachgoers.

red, blue, yellow and green huts on a beach in muizenberg in cape town


3. Bo-Kaap

The Bo-Kaap is a historic neighborhood, widely known for its brightly colored houses and rich cultural heritage. The neighborhood was established in the 18th century, and many of the houses date back to that period. The houses are painted in a ray of bright colors, including pink, blue, green, and yellow making this area very popular for that bright and vibrant Instagram photo.

pink, green and yellow houses in bo-kaap in cape town


4. Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand is a coastal suburb, known for its amazing views of Table Mountain. Its long, wide sandy beach is a popular spot for swimming and walking. The strong winds in the area attract kite surfers. If you are looking for the perfect Instagram shot of Table Mountain then this is the beach to go to.

landscape view of table mountain, lions head and signal hill from bloubergstrand beach


5. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. The garden is home to a diverse collection of flora, including over 7,000 species of plants and a wide variety of indigenous animals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates. The gardens are situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain which offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. You will be sure to take many Instagram worthy photos when you visit.

mountain view from kirstenbosch botanical gardens