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!
@van_die_draak is an Italian guy in love with South Africa’s overshadowed places, hidden monuments and forgotten history. His website REËNBOOG_SA is a space where photos of this side of South Africa is shared. This rooftop view of Commissioner Street in Johannesburg looking out over the city was captured by @jayjay_gregory.
📷 @jayjay_gregory #cornerhouse #commissionerstreet #rooftop #cityview #cityofjohannesburg #rooftopphotography #joburgday #jozigrams #jozivibes #cornerhousephotography #cloudyskies #downtown #centralbusinessdistrict #cityscapes_skyscrapers #southafricanskies #joburg #streetphotography #blackcoffee #carltoncentre #travelgram #travelphotography #reenboogit #gauteng #archilovers #architecturephotography #sudafrica #thisissouthafrica #southafrica #exploring_shotz #coffeelover
Gerdehann Pienaar, @gerdehann on Instagram, a photographer, farmer, videographer and Limpopo’s ambassador for @instagram_sa is putting a whole new perspective on South Africa’s Limpopo province! This photo of someone standing on the back of a bakkie, looking up at the sky is titled “Breaking through the atmosphere.”
@handknitbyxoli describes herself as a Music lover, Female: Pressure DJ, Doula, Certified Nurse Assistant, Reiki, Knitter, Rugby player, Hiker, Yogini, Foodie, and she loves architecture. She shared this powerful photo from Vilakazi Street in the heart of bustling Soweto, South Africa. This is the street where both South African Nobel Peace Prize leaders Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela once lived.
Not many streets have been home to a Nobel Laureate — and even fewer have been home to two. Yet, Vilakazi Street in the heart of bustling Soweto has been exactly that, housing both South African leaders Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. I feel very proud to have grown in Vilakazi street and thank you Tata I am the person I am because of you and my family. #nelsonmandela #vilakazistreet #soweto #orlandowest
@hiryunel is literally living the good life with family in Swellendam, Western Cape, the 4th oldest town in South Africa. @hiryunel explores the area on outdoor adventures whether cruising on mountain bikes, hiking on foot or rowing on the Buffeljags River. This beautiful photo of mountain biking in Overberg is giving us outdoor envy.
@jeswyn_oioi nearly had to put ice skates on to get this photo with his GoPro at the top of the Sani Pass. This pass is probably the most iconic mountain pass in South Africa. Sani Pass is situated between South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province and Lesotho. Hiking the pass in winter you can expect to see frozen rivers and waterfalls.
Had to put on my ice skates to get this shot against the famous frozen waterfall near the top of the sani pass ❄️🌍 been here so many times and not once have I ever seen this thing thawed out and flowing lol | shot on gopro hero5 black 📷 | #gopro #goprohero5 #goprohero5black #GoProZA #ThisIsSouthAfrica #goprobag #goprojezza
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.
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