WATCH Sea Fog Rolls in to Cape Town from the Atlantic
WATCH Sea Fog Rolls in to Cape Town from the Atlantic. Photo: Marc Schmidt

Every year seasonal fog rolls into Cape Town, South Africa, covering the ocean and parts of Cape Town – including famous Table Mountain – with a mystical mist. Marc Schmidt captured these fantastic photos and videos this last week in Cape Town.

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WATCH Sea fog rolls into Cape Town, South Africa

Marc told SAPeople: “It’s the sea fog rolling in from the Atlantic, hitting Llandudno, Camps Bay, Clifton, Sea Point, along the 12 Apostles and through Kloof Nek and into The City. Also around Hangklip and straight into Hout Bay as shown in the video below.”


Bonus Photos of Cape Town’s mist from earlier this year:

Seasonal fog rolls in over the city beneath Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Seasonal fog disapates over the harbour in the port city of Cape Town
Seasonal fog disapates over the harbour in the port city of Cape Town, South Africa, June 12,2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Seasonal fog disapates over the city beneath Table Mountain in Cape Town
Seasonal fog disapates over the city beneath Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Seasonal fog mist rolls into Cape Town during the Third Test
Rugby Union – Third Test – South Africa v British and Irish Lions – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa – August 7, 2021 General view of fog inside the stadium during the match REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Seasonal fog, 2016:

Seasonal fog enshrouds ships docked in Cape Town harbour
Seasonal fog enshrouds ships docked in Cape Town harbour, South Africa, May 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

And here’s a photo from 2009 of the spectacular phenomenon covering the stadium:

Early morning fog enshrouds Cape Town's Green Point 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Stadium
Early morning fog enshrouds Cape Town’s Green Point 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Stadium on August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings