Autumn and Winter in Cape Town

Puffy white clouds
The early mornings have cooled down considerably - the inevitable sign of winter approaching. From now on, the number of beach day's will be few, and folk will start wearing warmer clothes, and moving traditional weekend braais to start a little earlier in the evening.

The arrival of autumn and winter conjures mixed feelings in me. On the one hand I love hot days and warm evenings, but on the other hand, the autumn and winter light together with the cool crisp air sets the scene for beautiful photo opportunities.

Oh, and this year, besides these both, we'll be having a fantastic June/July - roll on 2010 FIFA World Cup! :)

11 thoughts on “Autumn and Winter in Cape Town

  1. Firefly

    I love visiting your blog. Your pics are always excellent and I always long to visit Cape Town when I see them. Sorry for not always commenting as there isn’t always time, but I pop in as much as possible not to miss anything.

  2. Pamela

    Looking forward to experiencing a new season in Cape Town in a couple of weeks time. I suspect that it will still feel very warm to us sun starved Brits!

    Where is the photo taken?

  3. Paul

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    Pamela, this photo was also taken at Llandudno beach (see the previous photo). When you arrive on the beach (from the car park above) turn left and head to the large boulders – you’ll find a little tunnel through which you can walk to reach this slightly more secluded spot.

  4. Natalie

    My husband and I are currently in the UK but planning to move to CT in about 3 years. So your website is really helping me to explore the city from the ‘outside’.

    Thank you so much!!

  5. Paul

    Post author

    Natalie, that’s awesome! (That you find this CTDP useful and that you’re moving here.) May I ask why you’re moving? The awesome weather, brilliant people, beautiful scenery? ;)

  6. Natalie

    My husband is South African and we decided that we would get a better quality of life in SA then in the UK (based on our priorities – of course). He’s from Bloem but I still want the more cosmopolitan life that CT offers and based on what I’ve read about and seen so far it is really a great place to be. We are looking at Durbanville or Blouwberg at the mo and will be exploring the suburbs when we visit tomorrow for the next couple of weeks. I’ll be keeping my eye on your posts (I am loving finding out about good cafes, sushi places and a little bit of local know-how) : ) .

  7. Paul

    Post author

    Natalie, that’s cool. Bloem is quite different to CT. :)

    We live in Durbanville. It’s generally a more temperate climate than nearer the coast. The wind howls in Blouwberg – so keep an eye on that. The Southern suburbs like Newlands are generally far wetter than the North which is comparatively warmer. The Southern suburbs are close to the mountain (which is AWESOME), whereas the Northern suburbs are generally more spacious – and you get more value for money wrt. property prices.

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