Plane views: Cape Town

When I published a post a while back on airports you must book a window seat for, I received various comments from readers saying that I should include Cape Town in that list. I’d flown to Cape Town quite a few times previously but I’d always arrive at night (direct flights from Amsterdam arrive in the evening) so I never got to check out the view. That changed on my last trip. Instead of flying direct from Amsterdam, I flew via Johannesburg. I arrived in Cape Town in the late-morning and this glorious view awaited me. The approach into Cape Town International was indeed amazing: we passed the blue expanse of False Bay, and in the distance, the iconic Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak loomed large. Good thing I had my iPhone ready to capture this view!


An aerial view of Cape Town from the approach into Cape Town International Airport.

I can only imagine how spectacular an ocean-side approach across Table Bay and the Cape Peninsula would look like. Next time perhaps! 🙂

Update: on my last trip to Cape Town, I got lucky again! It was a cloudy day and I didn’t think I would get to see anything after take-off from Cape Town International. Oh, I was so wrong! As soon as the plane ascended through the thick clouds, this amazing view of Table Mountain appeared. My jaw dropped in awe!


A phenomenal view of Table Mountain sticking out above the clouds.

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3 Responses to “Plane views: Cape Town”

  1. Keith Jenkins 30/12/2014 12:53 pm

    Thanks for your comment Grace! It sure is worth it! 🙂


  2. Grace @ Green Global Travel 28/12/2014 9:16 pm

    Amazing view, definitely worth booking the window seat for!

  3. Common Home 16/10/2014 3:21 pm

    good pic and the view in itself is worth all the time spent

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