On Top of the World in South Africa

South Africa has some of the most stunning vistas I’ve seen.  Here are two of my favourite places to stand on the edge of a cliff and just stare at the view…

On top of Table Mountain

Standing on the top of Table Mountain looking out over the Twelve Apostles with the Camps Bay area just glimpsed to the left.


This photo is taken from the edge of Table Mountain looking over Cape Town.  Robben Island can be seen on the left of the picture.


Moving on to Mpumalanga Province near Kruger National Park, the Three Rondavels are found along the Panorama Route which also takes in a series of waterfalls, God’s Window viewpoint and Bourke’s Luck potholes.


A little to the left of the Three Rondavels lies the Blyde River Canyon.  I thought this viewpoint was more interesting than that of God’s Window but neither should be missed.

Just don’t stand too close to the edge – there are no guard rails!

78 thoughts on “On Top of the World in South Africa

  1. Sparkyjen says:

    Majestic! If I didn’t love blue and green before, I sure doubly do now. I can see myself sitting on a rock and just communing with the expense that is part of our beautiful earth. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mabel Kwong says:

    Stunning shots all round and the top of Table Mountain looks like such a peaceful place to be. Blyde River looks so smooth and blue from above. The clouds overhead adds more texture to the image – and they looks like soft pillows 🙂 Hope you had a great time hiking around that area. I would love to hike that area some day 🙂

    • kidsandcompass says:

      Thanks Mabel. While a blue sky is always beautiful I agree that clouds can make for a more atmospheric image. We did have a great time and if you ever get there make sure you go along the panorama route. I’ll write another post about it soon 🙂

  3. Little Sunshine says:

    Wow! Just wow! That looks so amazing…just breathtaking!! I really really really have to go there! That looks so surreal, so perfect…like a painting! I´m just in love with your photos! I bet you feel on top of the world there!! WOW!

  4. Ali May says:

    These scenery photos are amazing! Capetown has always been high on my travel list, but for some reason I have just never made it there. You have just bumped it up to the top of the list again. 🙂

  5. Anne says:

    South Africa is a WONDERFUL place to live – I do not think one could ever get around to appreciate all the wonderful scenery and interesting places to see in a lifetime!

  6. raastha says:

    Truly breathtaking……this is the kind of place i like to get lost in solitude……may be…..to a world where there is complete peace. Thank you soooooo much for these beautiful pictures.

  7. Nomads By Nature says:

    Your photos are fantastic!!! We were lucky enough to get to both of these places and were bowled over with the absolute stunning beauty of South Africa. Thank you for this gift down memory lane!!

    • Emily Cole says:

      You can walk up it but we didn’t – we took the bus and then a cable car ride! My husband was keen to walk up it but unfortunately I “forgot” my walking shoes 😉

    • Emily Cole says:

      Thank you Greg! These photos were taken with an old point and shoot (long gone so I can’t remember what it was!) The more recent posts have photos taken with a Nikon D3300. Some photos are taken with an iPhone, so a bit of a mix!

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