Sitting quietly at the foot of what is possibly the most beautiful mountain vista on earth, this stadium (the most expensive of all built for the 2010 World Cup) benefits from what is probably the most ideal and scenic location in all of South Africa. Only a short walk from the fabulous V&A Waterfront this subtle stadium, designed to look like a Venda woman’s hat, has the most exquisite view out over the tranquil waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

To get the most beautiful views across Green Point, the Stadium itself and of Cape Town’s waterfront it is strongly advised that a detour is specifically made up around the mountain and onto the lookout at the top of Signal Hill. The view out to sea and also back onto Table Mountain is just gorgeous and should be top of the ‘must-do’ list for anyone visiting this beautiful city.

This has by far been one of the most challenging (and self-frustrating) stadiums to photograph with its continuous and unwavering facade, perhaps no more difficult in hindsight than the facade of The National Stadium in Soweto when no-one puts the internal lights on – but I guess that’s the challenge of being a professional architectural photographer where you sometimes just have to take a deep breath and somehow single out the individual angles and strengths of a structure that give it its individualityand beauty…

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