Places for a couple shoot in Cape Town?
I bet you’ve had someone ask you “Where are the Top Places for a couple shoot in Cape Town?” Well, here’s the answer! In this 3-part series, we have named all the best locations in and around Cape Town and we’ve added some of the best photos taken by ZaraZoo at these spots!
In Part 2 of 3, we look at Places for a couple shoot in the City & Suburbs around Cape Town. In Part 1, we looked at what beaches are best for Couple Photos. Part 3, will focus on Farmland, Winelands and nature.
Part 2 – City of Cape Town & Suburbs
1. Bo-Kaap – Cape Town
The Bo-Kaap district in Cape Town is one of the most colourful areas in the Mother City. In yesteryear, this area used to be the home of slaves. Legend has it that the houses that are painted in multi-colours stem from a very humble practice. Back in the day, the slaves could not afford paint to make their quarters pretty, so they used whatever left over paint they could get their hands on. To this day, residents (mostly descendants from the former slaves) honour the tradition by painting their houses with bright striking colours.
The narrow cobbled streets of the Bo-Kaap further adds to the unique feel of this vibrant area. Photo opportunities are endless, so take a leisurely stroll with your couple and see what locations appear – A fantastic adventure to say the least!
The Bo-Kaap is conveniently situated right next to Cape Town CBD.
Today, Woodstock is a vibrant part of town with revamped and dilapidated buildings side by side. You’ll also find funky coffee shops, graffitied walls, hipsters, antique furniture shops, fantastic food and craft markets like the Old Biscuit Mill. Shooting here is great! Take your couple for a walk to explore the food stalls, narrow streets with victorian buildings, funky design shops and capture the essence of modern Cape Town.
3. Kalk Bay
On the other side of the railway line there is a beautiful little white sandy beach. The Kalk bay harbour is another gem! One of our favourite couple shoots to date features this famous sea stopper! Make your couple shoot in Kalk Bay a day outing – start with a good roasted coffee, followed by a return trip by train
4. V&A Waterfront
Take your couple for a leisurely stroll on the docks and snap away those classic portraits of two lovebirds kissing with Table Mountain looming in the background. Or go on a boat trip for some stunning romantic photos on the ocean with the Cape Town City skyline as backdrop. There are plenty more photo opportunities – modern art; interesting buildings and the dry docks are just some of the cool elements you can work with. As you can imagine, with such a popular and sensitive tourist destination, the security in the V&A Waterfront is
5. Wijnland Auto Museum
On the grounds you will find an open yard with hundreds of old cars – Most of them rusted beyond repair, but there are also those that look like they were just parked there a few years ago. The owner, an eccentric car hobbiest will tell you many stories about each of his restored babies that is safely displayed in a big warehouse. He’ll tell you of all the movies his cars have been used for and about the latest fashion
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