Gordo's waterfall gallery
All photos Copyright © 1998-2008 Gordon Richardson
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Waterfall in Silvermine Reserve -
Cecilia Gorge waterfall - Jun '01
Waterfalls in the sun on Table Mountain -
Waterfalls on cliffs above Michell's Pass -
Waterfall and cliffs above
Du Toits Kloof pass -
Waterfall in upper
Du Toits Kloof - late Jul '00
Waterfall at top of Mitchell's Pass, Ceres -
Waterfall in Silvermine after heavy rain -
Window Gorge from Boschenheuwel and waterfall from Newlands Forest -
Window Gorge above Kirstenbosch -
This view show the effect of seasonal rainfall in Cape Town,
which is fairly dry for 6 months of the year.
Just to the left are
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Cape Town's main perennial river is
Waterfall bonanza on Table Mountain from Newlands -
After 3 days of non stop rain, there was a brief gap in the clouds.
The sun was hiding, so the waterfalls don't stand out as sharply
in this photo as they appeared to the naked eye.
Waterfall bonanza above Newlands Forest on Table Mountain
This photo courtesy of Kevin Richardson
shows the amazing number of waterfalls on the Eastern side of Table
Mountain, as seen from Newlands.
Click here to see an
annotated photo of Eastern side of Table Mountain with some
of the major names indicated. All the waterfalls in this photo are
below Ascension Buttress, and all flow into the
Table Mountain above Newlands -
This photo is about 3km north of Window Gorge and Kirstenbosch.
Newlands is the wettest suburb in South Africa. This photo was taken
from a parking area near my work. This rain was very late,
since winter normally ends in August. This single waterfall is the same
as the one in the extreme right of the photo above.
1stweather.com is a good source of information.
Click here to see
winter rainfall patterns around Cape Town
Click here to see
statistical and rainfall data for Cape Town.
Devil's Peak and Table Mountain -
These are one of many small waterfalls on the front of
Table Mountain visble from Tafelberg Road.
The photo on the right was from below the
Few people ever see this waterfall because it
is deep in the shadows and they are looking up at the mountain.
Both only flow in winter.
Woodstock Cave, Devil's Peak -
Woodstock Cave is a small overhang on Devil's Peak, with an entrance
partly veiled by a small waterfall.
It is accessible on foot by a 20 min walk from the end of Tafelberg Road.
Click here to see the postion of Devil's Peak relative to Cape Town in
panoramas from Kloof Nek.
Southern Suburbs of Cape Town -
These two waterfalls look quite similar, but they are 10km apart.
What is similar is the fynbos plants and the sandstone rock which
underlies most of the Cape Peninsula.
The one on the left is on Boyes Drive, which has great views
over False Bay. The one on the right in on Ou Kaapse Weg
which runs through
Silvermine Nature Reserve.
Click here to see more
panoramas from the Cape Peninsula
I struggle to believe that these two photos are of the same waterfall,
since I took them 5 years apart. Winter 1990 was very dry and mild, so
there was little rain and snow. The photo from 1995 shows snow at the
top of the mountain, and a much higher rainfall.
These two waterfalls are in the mountains inland from Cape Town.
On the left is a close-up of a waterfall on Mitchell's pass which
rises up to Ceres.
On the right is a large waterfall which is the main water source
for the town of Villiersdorp. It is surrounded by a protea garden.
This secluded waterfall is in the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
near Betty's Bay, on the South Cape Coast.
Kranshoek waterfall near Knysna
Tugela Falls in
Drakensberg Mountains -
by Kevin Richardson
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27 Mar 2008 updated
06 Mar 1998 created