Charter a chopper – see her splendour

Table Mountain and the Table Bay

This will be the third and last daily photo from my spectacular-spectacular helicopter trip over Cape Town's Table Bay. Shot while we were coming in to land, what you can see in this photo is (obviously) Table Mountain in all her splendour, and right in the middle the well-known Table Bay Hotel.

What struck me as interesting in this photo is how large Devil's Peak (to the left) appears to be when compared to Table Mountain. At 1 kilometre in height, it's only 87 metres shorter than Table Mountain, making it a fair-sized piece of rock! Visit the Wikipedia page about Devil's Peak - they have an awesome panoramic photo taken from the peak's summit.

P.S. After my little helicopter expedition I've decided to make a concerted effort to do more aerial photography around Cape Town, so if you want to pay someone to fly around the Cape, you know who to call. ;)

15 thoughts on “Charter a chopper – see her splendour

  1. Nick

    A life time Capetonian, I’m currently (temporarily) in London and seeing this picture has broken my heart and filled me with so much pride.

    You wouldn’t happen to have a desktop size version would you?

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  2. Paul

    Post author

    That’s cool. What resolution is your desktop? I’ll make one to fit your desktop. How long until you’re back in Cape Town?

  3. Kathy S

    If I may suggest, to get a ‘daily fix’ of Table mountain (when the fog clears!) try the Cape Town web cam.

    I do hope someone will come up with the funds and allow you to keep us Cape Town Daily photo fans entranced.

  4. Paul

    Post author

    Hi KathyS

    If you check out on our right-hand sidebar you’ll see an image link to an up to th e minute weather report. The owner of kindly agreed to allow me host his latest webcam photo on this page. :)

  5. Paul

    Post author

    Thanks Beverley & Firefly. Bev, I think I have another shot including the Raddisson… which would then have included the apartment that you guys rented. :)

    mjw, that’s a great idea actually! I’ll give it a bash.

    Guinivea, thanks, and yes, indeed!

  6. Nick

    Hi Paul,

    I’m back this year sometime! Not a day too soon, either.

    I’m actually using a dual screen display, 2560×1280, but 1280×1280 would do as well.


  7. Nick

    Sorry, the above should’ve read 2560×1024, but 1280×1024 will do as well.

    1280×1280 would be an … odd resolution.

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