Going on the ultimate yellow frame tour through the beautiful and vibrant Mother City is not only one of the top things to do in Cape Town. But certainly one of the most fun and exciting too! Not only does it give you the opportunity to see the iconic Table Mountain from various locations in and around the city. But explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world in one of the most thrilling ways. Not to mention the fact that you get to take an epic yellow frame snapshot with the magnificent Table Mountain in the background from some of the best spots and sought-after destinations and locations in the Mother City.
Going on the ultimate Cape Town yellow frame tour is therefore one incredible adventure that should undoubtedly be on everyone’s bucket-list. Are you ready for your yellow frame tour through the Mother City? Here we go!
#1 EDEN ON THE BAY AT BIG BAY
You will start your Cape Town Yellow Frame tour through the Mother City on the Cape’s west coast at one of its most beautiful and vibrant beaches, Big Bay. Your first yellow frame is located at Eden on the Bay at Big Bay Beach located in the beautiful Bloubergstrand. The Cape west coast is known for its laid-back beachy vibe and top surfing and kitesurfing status. And Big Bay is certainly one of the west coast’s top beaches for a fun-filled beach day. As you make your way to Eden on the Bay’s cool strip of beachfront restaurants, bars ad hangout spots, you will spot the yellow frame just as you come in. With a beautiful view of the iconic Table Mountain in the background, this Big Bay yellow frame shot will be pretty incredible to say the least.
Once you’re done exploring Big Bay and taken your coveted yellow frame photo, take a drive along the Bloubergstrand beachfront. Widely known as another one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches as well as one of the top surfing and kitesurfing spots in the world, Bloubergstrand has undoubtedly established itself as a sought-after beach destination for both local and international beach lovers. Not to mention the fact that it boasts the very best view of Table Mountain in the entire city. In fact, the picture-perfect view of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand is one of the most photographed spots in the world.
#2 V&A WATERFRONT
Your second yellow frame is located at the vibrant V&A Waterfront overlooking the beautiful harbour and magnificent Table Mountain. The V&A Waterfront yellow frame is undoubtedly one of the most photographed yellow frame destinations in Cape Town. This is largely due to the thousands of locals, tourists and travellers that make their way through the lively Waterfront every day. Not to mention the endless variety of attractions, activities and adventures it has to offer. Therefore, besides snapping your perfect insta-worthy V&A Waterfront yellow frame snapshot, this Cape Town hotspot has so much more to do, see and experience.
The V&A Waterfront is undoubtedly one of Cape Town’s top attractions and destinations to visit on any trip to the Mother City. Establishing itself as the ultimate hub of art, culture, history, adventure, food, shopping and everything in between. The vibrant V&A Waterfront truly has something for everyone. In addition to being one of the leading retail hotspots in the city, the Waterfront is also known as a highly sought-after culinary destination. Boasting a variety of world-renowned restaurants, trendy bars, cool hangout spots and amazing eateries. Thereby making it a top spot for food lovers from all around the world. However, in addition to its cool culinary and top retail status, the V&A Waterfront offers so much more. Besides taking the perfect Waterfront Table Mountain yellow frame photo, here are a few more cool experiences and destinations to visit at the Waterfront:
- Take a ride on the famous Cape Wheel
- Visit some of the V&A Waterfront’s coolest markets. Including the V&A Food Market, the Watershed at the V&A, the Old Biscuit Mill and the Oranjezicht City Farmers Market just outside of the Waterfront
- Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium
- Visit the Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
- Take a ride on the Cape Wheel
- Enjoy a boat tour or Waterfront cruise
- Explore the trendy Silo District
- Visit the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum
- Enjoy all the sensational live performances that take place all around the Waterfront
- Have some fun with the whole family at the Scratch Patch
- Enjoy a game of Cave Golf with the whole family
- Visit the famous V&A Waterfront Clock Tower
- Enjoy some incredible Cape Fur Seal encounters. They can often be see lounging about all around the Waterfront pier. However, you’re guaranteed some amazing sightings just outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the Cape Fur Seal sight
#3 SILO DISTRICT
You don’t need to wander too far to find your next yellow frame. And this is one sought-after yellow frame spot that will undoubtedly be every art lover’s favourite. Located at the V&A Waterfront in the trendy Silo District, your 3rd yellow frame can be found right in front of the world-renowned Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.
ZEITZ MOCAA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AFRICA
If you consider yourself to be a head-over-heels art lover at heart, in addition to snapping the perfect Zeitz MOCAA yellow frame Insta-worthy snapshot, a visit to this top Cape Town attraction is an absolute must. Crowned the best overall Cultural Destination of the Year at the 2018 Leading Culture Destinations Awards, the best New Culture Destination in Africa and the Middle East as well as was named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 destinations of 2018. The Zeitz MOCAA is pure artistic and architectural genius.
Showcasing one of the grandest displays of contemporary African art in the world, there are over 100 galleries situated within this museum. All of which are dedicated to displaying art from more than 50 African artists. Visiting the iconic Zeitz MOCAA should therefore undoubtedly be on every art lover’s bucket-list!
Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa Entrance Fee:
- Daily admission: R 200 per adult.
- Annual Membership: R 290. Over 60’s Annual Membership: R 210
- Under 18: Free entry, all year, at all times, for under 18’s. Free admission on presentation of an ID.
- Free entry for African citizens: Wednesdays, 10am – 1 p.m. Free entry on presentation of an ID
#4 CAPE TOWN RAILWAY STATION
The next yellow frame is located at the Cape Town Railway Station located in the heart of the Mother City. Located at a crossing point just next to the Cape Town Station, this yellow frame snapshot will not only showcase the beautiful Table Mountain but capture a bit of the bustling city life of Cape Town too.
#5 DISTRICT SIX
Located in Harrington street, right in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre, the iconic District Six is where you’ll find your next yellow frame. This Cape Town yellow frame is located in a place of rich history and significance. District Six is therefore one of the Mother City’s top must-visit locations if you’re looking to experience and immerse yourself in a vital piece of Cape Town’s history. Located close to the District Six Museum, this coveted yellow frame snapshot will not only feature the majestic Table Mountain in the background, but a bit of local South African flair too. All thanks to the famous blue wall with a portrait of the world-renowned icon Nelson Mandela. Making it a pretty incredible experience and bucket-list worthy experience.
While you’re there, we highly recommend you visit the iconic District Six Museum. During South Africa’s Apartheid era, thousands of people were forcefully removed from this area. The District Six Museum was constructed in the effort to preserve the memories of District Six and create a monument to the thousands of people around the country forcibly relocated under apartheid regime. The District Six Museum houses an impressive collection of historical materials including photographs, paintings, artefacts, books and studies as well as audio-visual recordings. District Six therefore forms an integral part of South Africa’s history. And is absolutely worth a visit on any trip to Cape Town.
#6 LOOKOUT HILL IN KHAYELITSHA
Khayelitsha is one of Cape Town’s largest and most vibrant informal settlements. And located right at the very top of it all is the iconic Khayelitsha Lookout Hill, the location of your next yellow frame. Although you may need to work a little harder to reach this sought-after spot, climbing approximately 164 stairs in total to get there. It will be well worth it in the end! As you’ll be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views of the Mother City in all her glory. And what an incredible sight it is indeed. While you’re there, take some extra time to explore the lively Khayelitsha and everything it has to offer. Boasting a vibrant energy, spirited atmosphere and warm and welcoming locals, it offers visitors an entirely different perspective of the city of Cape Town.
#7 SIGNAL HILL
Your last stop of the day on your Cape Town yellow frame tour is none other than the beautiful Signal Hill. The stunning signal Hill runs from Lion’s Head out towards the V&A Waterfront and Sea Point flanking the City Bowl. In addition to its top mountainous status, Signal Hill is also the site where the firing of the renowned Noon Gun takes place every day. Which is considered one of the oldest traditions in Cape Town. In addition to being one of the Mother City’s top attractions, there are few vantage points in the city that comes close to the one you’ll experience from the sought-after Signal Hill.
Boasting spectacular panoramic views of Lions Head, Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mother City. There truly is no view quite like it. But at sunrise and sunset is when Signal Hill truly thrives! Known as one of the most spectacular sunrise and sunset spots in the city of Cape Town, Signal Hill is considered the place to be when the Mother City sun starts to rise or set. And people will travel from far and wide to see this sensational sight first-hand. Its therefore safe to say that watching a beautiful Cape Town sunset or sunrise from Signal Hill deserves a prime spot on everyone’s bucket-list. And if you’re lucky enough to capture this magical moment while taking your coveted Signal Hill yellow frame snapshot, it will just be the cherry on top of an already incredible experience.