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Cape Town’s Bloubergstrand is South Africa’s most Instagrammable place

  • Thursday, 24 January 2019
  • Linda Chivell

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South Africa has dramatic scenery, fantastic hiking trails and deserted beaches that boast spectacular ocean views. What more could you ask for?

Cape Town is an Instagrammer’s dream location to visit

Endless natural beauty and clifftop views, pastel pink neighbourhoods and turquoise waters.

The travel firm, Big Seven Travel, on Wednesday, revealed, “the destinations that sparked conversation between judges and were most mentioned by our readers in their SA votes”.

Combining hashtag popularity, survey results of Big 7 readers and votes cast by a panel of travel experts, the world’s most photogenic countries were revealed.

There are 50 in total, and surprisingly, not all are in Cape Town. What is in Cape Town is the front runner.

Bloubergstrand — a beach north of the city that affords views of Table Mountain — tops the list.

Sabi Sands — a private game reserve located in the Kruger National Park — ranks second. While Pretoria’s “Jacaranda Trees” — not exactly a place — is placed third.

Other notable mentions include Lion’s Head (9th), Graaf Reinet’s Valley of Desolation (12th), Durban’s Natural History Museum (25th), Elands River Falls in Emgwenya, Mpumalanga (36th), and the Umhlanga Lighthouse (49th).

The list, while obviously not founded in hard statistics, does at least get one thing absolutely correct:

South Africa’s pretty beautiful whichever direction you look.

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Carefully chosen by a team of travel experts, these are the 50 Most Instagrammable Spots In South Africa: 

50. Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve
49. Umhlanga Lighthouse
48. Nelson Mandela Bridge
47. Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff
46. Knysna Elephant Park
45. Boulders Beach, Cape Town
44. Babylonstoren
43. Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
42. Moses Mabhida Stadium Durban
41. Hermanus Whale Watching
40. Muizenberg, Cape Town
39. Namaqualand at spring-time
38. The Richtersveld
37. The Silo Hotel
36. Elands River Falls
35. Inanda Mountain
34. Otter Trail
33. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
32. Cape of Good Hope
31. Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape
30. Father Coffee
29. Drakensberg Mountains
28. Buffels Bay
27. Robben Island
26. Union Buildings
25. Durban Natural Science Museum
24. Nourish’d Cafe
23. Bloukrans Bridge
22. Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
21. Augrabies Falls National Park
20. Diving Board, Table Mountain
19. Cape Vidal beach
18. Chapman's Peak Drive
17. Sodwana Bay
16. Tsitsikamma National Park
15. Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
14. De Hoop Nature Reserve
13. God's Window
12. Valley of Desolation, Camdeboo National Park
11. Mapungubwe
10. Sani Pass, KwaZulu-Natal
9. Lions Head, Cape Town
8. Stellenboch
7. Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
6. Blyde River Canyon
5. Orlando Towers
4. Mandela Capture Site, KwaZulu-Natal
3. Jacaranda Trees, Pretoria
2. Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
1. Bloubergstrand

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