The Port of Cape Town, situated in Table Bay, is on one of the world's busiest trade routes. The history of the port follows that of Cape Town, which traces its root back to 6th April 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck, of the Dutch East India Company, established a revictualing station there.
Throughout the year fog banks can be seen covering the Port of Cape Town due to the cold waters of the Atlantic. The cranes that move the containers on and off the ships are often referred to as the "steel giraffes" by local photographers.
CAPE of STORMS
This series explores the unique weather around the cape peninsula, which can suddenly turn bad, giving it the name "Cape of Storms". The area is also prone to fog banks due to the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Kyle Goetsch captures these stunning weather phenomenon of the Cape, situated right on his back door.
Cape Town does not experience electric thunderstorms unlike the interior of South Africa. It is extremely rare to see lightning striking the ground around Table Mountain, which can only occur once or twice every few years. Kyle Goetsch was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time for one of these extremely rare thunderstorms over Cape Town and managed to capture lightning striking around Lions Head.
"Being able to live in Cape Town I'm extremely fortunate to be able to capture rare weather events with iconic features, such as Table Mountain and Lion's Head. It always means an early start or late night, but to have views like this on my door step it's hard to resist."
- Kyle Goetsch
Overlooking the CITY BOWL
The city of Cape Town is uniquely positioned, surrounded by Table Mountain and Signal Hill, creating a bowl shape with the city down below. This is a photographers dream, being able to shoot down onto the city from the surrounding mountains. The landscape also creates stunning patterns as the fog rolls in from the Atlantic Ocean.