Hi There! And welcome to my “Travel Photo Tuesday” Series! Thank you for stopping by!
Travel Photo Tuesday is a place to share some awesome shots from Instagram that have been shared with the hashtag #maketimetoseetheworld. Each week I feature a great photo + story combination and at the end of the month I share 10 of the best snaps under the hashtag from that month. Sounds like fun, right?
So let’s get started!
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and thought, “man, I need to take that photo”? Well my Travel Photo Tuesday series is here to help! Each week I share an awesome photograph from a fellow travel blogger – and ask them to share a little about the shot: where it was taken, why it was special and any hidden gems in the area that MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld readers should know about!
If you’d like to be featured on Travel Photo Tuesday, the instructions are at the bottom of the post. And if you want to get an idea of the photo’s I like – check out previous featured posts HERE
TRAVEL PHOTO TUESDAY (EP.47)
Please join me in welcoming MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld’s featured blogger:
Dannielle @ While I’m Young
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
What Made it Great:
This picture was taken at Boulders Beach in Cape Town. A 2,000 strong colony of penguins live here! It’s a great place to see these magnificent animals in the wild and it’s not far outside of the city.
I spent three wonderful days exploring Cape Town and really fell in love with the city and its surrounds. One thing that really delighted me was how open and friendly the locals are. Everybody I met was so eager to ensure I had a great time in the ‘Mother City’ and I felt truly welcomed.
My short break was enough to squeeze in all of the top sights – including a scenic cruise across the bay to Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela served his time. It was fascinating to learn about the lives of political prisoners of the past. What I wasn’t expecting was a tour from a local resident of the island, and we even saw more African penguins just chilling on the rocks there.
Back in Cape Town itself, highlights are Bo-Kaap, the multicoloured Cape Malay Quarter, as well as beautiful Table Mountain, historic District Six and also V&A Waterfront, which is an ideal place to wile away a quiet afternoon and eat some delicious sea food. The South African cuisine scene really is mouthwatering and of course you can’t visit Cape Town without sampling the local grape at a vineyard.
My stand-out memory from my time in Cape Town was rising before sunrise to hike Lion’s Head as the day broke around us. Many people claim that Lion’s Head offers a better view than Table Mountain, and the moderately strenuous climb works off all that yummy food you’ll be eating. Of course, you should still go to the top of Table Mountain if you have time. I recommend taking the cable car up. The ride revolves as you ascend up the mountain, meaning you get panoramic views of Cape Town.
If you can, hire a car when you visit Cape Town. The coastal drives will inspire you and you should drive to Cape of Good Hope National Park for more hiking – you might even spot some baboons! By night, I recommend hitting Long Street again. You’re sure to find a bar that plays you’re kind of music. but one of the most popular haunts among tourists and locals alike is Mama Africa. However you choose to spend your time in Cape Town, you’re guaranteed stunning views, amazing dining and a warm welcome!
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Do you have an amazing travel photo that can transport you right back to the moment you took it – and take everyone else along for the ride? Follow the instructions below and you can be featured on MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld:
- Follow my Instagram Account or Twitter Account and tag your *best* travel photos with the hashtag #maketimetoseetheworld
- If you think you have a stunning shot and a great story, email me the link to your instagram shot at maketimetoseetheworld(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll give you instructions to how to submit all your details to be featured in Travel Photo Tuesday
- Keep your eye out for my monthly round up posts which will feature the top 10 photographs tagged with #maketimetoseetheworld each month. Psst. sign up to the newsletter below to make sure you don’t miss it!
Happy Travels :-)