Capetonians by nature love the outdoors – let’s remember that no one said this was going to be easy, they just said it would be worth it. It’s Day 1 of the nationwide lockdown and some of us are already missing the mountain and the scent of the sea.

We’ve come up with a 21-day solution. If you share pictures of the view outside our window, from your balcony or front yard with a short description of your view, we will put them together and share them. This will cure a little of our FOMO and allow us to see what’s happening around us during lockdown without leaving the front door.

It is possibly the most difficult time for our nation, let’s stay home, stand together and beat this. If we can overcome the water crisis together, we can conquer anything.

Here are some pictures of Mother Nature showing off on #Day1 of lockdown:

Table Mountain watches over our city. Picture: Matthew Le Roux
Blouberg, desolate and empty.
Another angle of majestic Table Mountain. Picture: Imogen Searra


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I took this photo just after the first few Covid-19 cases surfaced in South Africa. Never did I expect that it would lead us to being in a national lockdown . . In saying that, I couldn’t be more grateful to be at home surrounded by my family in in South Africa 💛 Majority of South Africans aren’t privileged to have a comfortable home, garden and enough money to buy a weeks worth of groceries. So do your part – stay at home, don’t stockpile and let’s eliminate Covid-19! 🇿🇦 . . . . #southafrica #capetown #lockdown

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#lockdown2020 #lockdownsouthafrica #stayathome #capetown #southafrica #grounded #noflights #tablemountain

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Nidha Narrandes

Nidha Narrandes is a food-obsessed travel addict with 21 years of journalism experience. Her motto - Travel. Eat. Repeat. She is happiest on a road to nowhere without a plan. A masterchef at home, she can't do without chilli - because chilli makes the world a tastier place.