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Eyewitness Cape Town. Photographers Selma and André from Expressions Photography

Imagine you would be getting lots of invitations to create people’s best and most romantic moments. That is what Selma and André get in their job as wedding photographers. They love photography as much as they love to travel, and they love to be by the sea as much as they love to be in a bookshop. They tell us about public transport options, explain where to best browse quirky shops close to the ocean, and where to buy a killer cup of coffee in one of the most beautiful cities on earth. 


Capetonians at play: Selma and André from Expressions Photography


The Touristin: Three words that characterise Cape Town?

Selma and André: Vibey. Fun. Cosmopolitan.

The Touristin: How do you get around Cape Town?

Selma and André: We live in the Northern Suburbs. Sadly the public transport linkage is not in place, so I am afraid usually by our own vehicle. If we stayed in the city bowl we would MOST definitely use MyCiti Bus. #onedaywhenwearebig

The Touristin: What is your favourite borough/suburb/area in Cape Town and why?

Selma and André: Kalk Bay. We love the fresh sea air, blue ocean, quirky shops, galleries and eateries. There is such an eclectic mix of people about, and we kind of just feel at home there. We always feel energized, inspired and creative after a visit.

The Touristin: The best place for a hot chocolate or coffee in Cape Town?

Selma and André: Yours Truly which is situated at Once in Cape Town. Not only do they make a mean cappuccino, you get to meet both locals and travellers from all over the globe. The vibe is fantastic.

The Touristin: What is one restaurant we must try out while in Cape Town?

Selma and André: Cape Town caters for every kind of palate, and there are so many gorgeous restaurants to choose from. But what we really love doing is getting take away fish and chips from Snoekies in Hout Bay and sitting along the jetty with our feet dangling over the ocean. A word of warning – you have to be willing to share your meal with the pesky seagulls.

The Touristin: Where would we meet you on weekends?

Selma and André: On a weekend you’ll find us with a camera in hand shooting weddings at one of the magnificent Cape Town wedding venues. If we have a day off, we love going for a walk on the Sea Point Promenade, or having Pizza and Sundowners at the Blue Peter. Otherwise a nice braai (barbeque) with friends is always a good thing.

The Touristin: Do you have a favourite museum/gallery we all have to visit when in Cape Town?

Selma and André: The Two Oceans Aquarium is amazing.

The Touristin: What are some of your favourite places to shop for A) groceries and B) clothes?

Selma and André: We’ll do our weekly shopping usually at Pick’n Pay or Food Lovers Market. But if we have a chance we love visiting the local neighbourgoods markets at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, and the Oude Libertas and Root 44 in Stellenbosch.

The Touristin: What souvenir shall we bring back from Cape Town?

Selma and André: Have a photo shoot done at one of Cape Town’s iconic spots.

Thank you so much Selma and André. All the best to you, many more travels and good luck with Expressions Photography. May the best light be with you. 

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More South Africa? Read 10 fantastic things to do in Cape Town and Self Drive South Africa. Places to visit in the the Gouritz Cluster UNESCO Biosphere Reserve 

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Greetings stranger. I always try to be myself and to be a tourist as often as I can. I would love to get in contact with lots of hard travelling tourists who love to be out and about as much as I do. I am looking forward to all your comments. Thanks so much in advance.