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March 07, 2009

Sunset at Kleinplaas Dam – Flickr pic of the day

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This beautiful photograph of a sunset in the Red Hill Nature Reserve was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Pierre Thomas aka onredhill.

Pierre says, “Cape Town, from an (amateur) photographer’s point of view, offers an inspirational variety of photographic opportunities. From street life to wildlife, the city’s got it all and, if you are prepared to do a little exploring, there are many little-known locations to be discovered that are sure to fill up your memory card.

“One such place is the Red Hill Nature Reserve, which is part of the Table Mountain National Park. Situated off the Red Hill road (M66) between Simon’s Town and Scarborough, this gem will appeal to the landscape or nature photographer. You can look forward to panoramic views across to the sea on either side of the peninsula, the Kleinplass Dam and Lewis Gay Dam, and the interesting variety of birds and plants that the fynbos offers.

“This image was taken in a howling south easter], overlooking Kleinplass Dam with the last rays of sunlight on the Swartkopberge above Simon’s Town in the background,” he continues.

Every major city in the world has its parks, and seaside towns across the globe can surely boast a clean strip of beach or commanding urban forest. But few human centres in the world can come close to matching Cape Town’s array of locations and activities relating to the natural environment and its fauna and flora.

Do you have images of Cape Town you’d like to share with us? We’d love you to join the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group!

Image © Pierre Thomas aka onredhill 2009

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