Last night, Monday March 23, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown that will last for 21 days starting on Thursday March 26 at midnight.

In light of this heavy news, Capetonians were treated to an incredible sunrise over the city on Tuesday, March 24. The bright pink, orange and purple sky seemed to be symbolic of better days to come.


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The sunrise this morning ๐Ÿ˜ canโ€™t help but feel blessed despite everything going on โ™ฅ๏ธ #absolutelynofilter #nofilter #capetownsunrise #sunrise

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Good morning! #viewfrommyveranda #sunrise #africansunrise #capetown

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Radiate ๐ŸŒž #dawn #ordinarymagic #capetown #love

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#wow #sunrise #blessings 24.03.2020 #clouds #presunrise #capetown #falsebay #staysafe

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What a way to wake up #capetown #sunrise

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#autumn #sunrise #seapoint #capetown #thisiswhyilivehere #๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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While we will be faced with uncertainty and challenges over the next few weeks, it is important to focus on the good that is around us rather than to dwell on the negative.

Enjoy the time you have with your family and animals, be grateful for the food in your cupboard, the clothes on your back and for the roof over your head.

Stay safe Cape Town and stay indoors. We are one day closer to normality.

Also read: Tips for staying sane during self-quarantine

Image: Instagram/ @yolandabranca

Article written by

Imogen Searra