The Small Fishing Village of Kassiesbaai, Arniston

Arniston is a small seaside settlement in the Overberg region on the Cape South coast, close to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. The town is named after a British ship, which ran aground in in May 1815. Only 6 of the 378 people on board survived the wreck. The town is favored holiday […]

Abandoned

Monwabisi is an abandoned coastal resort that catered for the residents of nearby Khayelitsha township in Cape Town. The name Monwabisi means ‘bringing joy’, but the park has been closed for several years for so-called renovations.   All Photography by Vincent Raffray is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a […]

Full Moon Hike up Lion’s Head, Cape Town

Every month when the moon is full, many Capetonians and tourists make the pilgrimage up Lion’s head to take in the views. i thought it would be nice to shoot a set of long exposures as they walked up to the top. All Photography by Vincent Raffray is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 […]

Fifty Shades of Sunset

These are a few of the more spectacular sunsets as seen from my place at the top of Camps Bay in Cape Town. Mother nature truly has a wonderful palette. All Photography by Vincent Raffray is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at culture-fix.com. Permissions beyond the scope […]

Tara Grace

I love photographing people that are close to me. The normal barriers we face as photographers with someone you might not know, vanish and results are achieved a lot faster. This image was taken at sunset on Camps Bay beach. Apart from being an amazing vocalist and musician, Tara also has a pretty good eye. […]

Sandboarding on the West Coast

About an hour from Cape Town up the West Coast road just off the R307 are the dunes of Atlantis. We were hosted by Sunscene Outdoor Adventures who carefully took the kids through the dos and dont’s of hitting the slopes. The dunes here are high and good fun for everyone. All Photography by Vincent […]

Paternoster and the West Coast

We took advantage of the great weather we’ve been having lately and headed up the West Coast to spend the weekend at Paternoster, a quiet fishing village about 2 hours drive from Cape Town. It’s also the perfect time of the year to take in the spectacular pageant of Namaqualand wild flowers. On the way […]

Controlled burn on Signal Hill

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Under ideal conditions, Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) prescribe some burns in some sections of the park. The burns are done for a number of reasons, to rejuvenate the fire-adapted and fire-dependent vegetation (fynbos) and to reduce fire hazards by reducing unnecessary “fuel” (e.g. alien vegetation that has been hacked from a particular area. Alien […]

A day on Table Mountain

Capetonians have always said there’s something mystical about Table Mountain, but unless you’ve lived in it’s shadow, you’ll never truly understand this sentiment. I recently took my daughter up on a sunny day. We went via the cable car – It was opened in 1929 and since then it has carried more than 20 million […]