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Jacaranda trees in Cape Town. Photo: Ted Botha

Cape Town is famous for many things – from the mountain to the sea – but not for having Jacaranda trees. That accolade is reserved for Pretoria and Johannesburg. But this year, Cape Town’s earning its own reputation for a brilliant display of purple Jacaranda trees and their blossoms carpeting the pavements. Author Ted Botha captured these photos of Jacarandas (and some beautiful bougainvillea) in Cape Town this week…

According to Ted, the Western Cape’s trees flower later than those in Gauteng, but no less beautifully. “The Jacarandas in Cape Town seems to be more abundant and lusher than usual this year,” says Ted. “Get out and see them while they last…”

If you’re not in Cape Town, this is what you’re missing…

Jacaranda Trees in Cape Town, South Africa

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