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Cape Town stars on Lonely Planet’s weekend Instagram takeover

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Travel company Lonely Planet has a good 1.4-million followers on Instagram, and this past weekend they all got a scrumptious taste of Cape Town thanks to an impromptu takeover.

Piloted by travel blogger Monica Suma, Lonely Planet’s Instagram photo log briefly turned into a carousel of Cape Town’s landscapes and landmarks.

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Reception was positive too.

The five uploaded images — featuring Chapman’s Peak Drive, Camps Bay’s Twelve Apostles, Hout Bay, Long Street and the newly opened Silo Hotel at the V&A Waterfront — racked up a combined 54 000 likes.

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The most popular snap of Chappies, received love from over 13 000 people.

“I don’t know many cities in the world that can offer the wide array of landscapes and outdoor experiences as Cape Town does,” Suma writes below one image.

While not featured in photographs, Suma also mentions the Cape of Good Hope, Bo-Kaap and Woodstock in passing.

“With mountains gracing every view and hugged by an endless coastline, this city is a stunner,” she adds.

Have a look at the other images below.

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