People share feel-good South Africa pictures on Instagram

Whenever we go onto Instagram looking for snaps of South Africa we are surprised with feel-good photographs and stories of people visiting the most interesting places in their cities, families going on local adventures and someone capturing that unbelievable moment with their smartphone or camera.

So, each week we are sharing our weekly Top 5 South Africa #MeetMyMzansi moments in pictures!

Photography isn’t just a hobby for Corlette Wessels, it is a way of capturing feelings, emotions and textures in a single moment of time. She takes all her photos in nature reserves which makes her gallery so much more authentic. Just look at this incredible pic she took of two male lions in an apparent tussle! You can almost hear their roaring and feel the earth tremble as they battle. We absolutely agree with some of the comments that this is a “Wowzers!”, “Superb”, “Super action shot!” photo.

20-year-old Hlanga Vena is a dude in South Africa “trying to figure himself out through YouTube.” He describes himself as a content creator and creative director and has a really awesome YT channel where he produces videos of his life in the Mother City. We are loving the photos he has been sharing of his “dope” backyard – the city of Cape Town!

My backyards dope🌴🛰💚

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Tasneem Coovadia from Johannesburg loves sharing life through her lens. She is currently busy with a #Project365, posting a daily photo journal of memories of life captured with her camera. We love this photo she took of a helicopter flying high above the City of Gold. From the comments, it seems like Infrastructure Photos has invited Tasneem on one of their aerial shoots. They are an architectural, aerial (helicopter), construction, industrial & infrastructure photography firm, so we will definitely be on the lookout for these sky-high city photographs on Tasneem’s feed!

Wildlife photographer and conservationist, Faizel Ismail grew up in the small town of Rustenburg at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountains in South Africa’s North West province. While exploring the undeveloped countryside is where his deep appreciation and love for the natural world and photography started. He captured this beautiful moment of two African Elephants in a river. “The light had pretty much gone and the angle was not perfect, but the moment was beautiful, captivating, emotional and surreal. It defined the beauty of a sentient being, living wild, living free.”

As a wildlife photographer and artist, you are always striving to capture images that are not just incredible in subject but also aesthetically beautiful. You are essentially trying to create works of art. So you are always chasing the perfect light, the perfect angle, the perfect frame… However, when out in nature, there are moments of magic, so incredibly surreal and spellbinding in nature that they transcend mere aesthetics and transport you into a realm far more beautiful. For me this was one of those moments… The light had pretty much gone and the angle was not perfect, but the moment was beautiful, captivating, emotional and surreal. It defined the beauty of a sentient being, living wild, living free. After many years of Safaris photographing many incredible moments, Africa was showing me that she was still able to cast her magical spell on me, and make me feel like I was experiencing her beauty again for the very first time. =====•=====•===== My next blog post will tell the story of this beautiful moment in the African bush. You can subscribe to my blog by heading to =====•=====•===== #elephants #worthmorealive #breathtaking

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Sharyn Hodges lives in Plettenberg Bay, a beautiful seaside town along the Garden Route in South Africa with the beach and mountains as her backyard. Sharyn describes herself as “a serious NERD, coffee addict (and probably a coffee snob), cheesecake hooverer, pretend champagne connoisseur, messy hair, girl in a dress or skirt, mother to a lion [go check out the #danithelion tag for pics of her ‘lion’ baby], beach bum, sea is in my veins, sunrise and sunset chaser, adventure seeking and most AWKWARD person you will ever meet.” We love this drone shot of dolphins playing in the waves at Keurboomstrand!

For more feel-good photos from South Africa, head on over to our @meetmymzansi Instagram page where we share more of our favourite South Africa photographs.

If you want us to feature your beautiful South African photos in a blog or on our social media page, contact us here! 🌞

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