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October 29, 2010

Microlight adventures around the peninsula – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Recently I was offered a flight around the peninsula in a microlight with well-known adventurer and pilot Ricky De Agrela (www.safreedomflight.com). The light was soft, the weather was perfect and the Mother City lifted her skirts for us.

Our route took us across the City Bowl to Muizenberg, along the coast to Fish Hoek, out to sea past Roman Rock Lighthouse, around Cape Point and back along the peninsula to Hout Bay, then around Llandudno and back to Table Bay. Thereafter we crossed the bay to Blouberg and returned to Morningstar.

Those fortunate enough to fly have a totally different and almost godlike perspective on the city, and it was a privilege to be able to document a small portion of what we witnessed. We really do live in the world’s most beautiful city!

Whale

A southern right whale wallows in the waters at Muizenberg.

Cape Point

Cape Point, one of Cape Town’s major tourist attractions, is a magnificient spectacle. The FENN Cape Point Challenge, a surfski race, starts at Scarborough and rounds the point, ending in Fish Hoek.

Clifton Bay flats

Massive blocks of flats right on the water above Clifton are some of Cape Town’s most prestigious real estate.

Waterfront

Cape Town’s waterfront with Table Mountain in the background.

Table Mountain view

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Images © Jean Tresfon 2010

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