Michael Eloff Photography
Freelance Photographer, World Traveller and Story Teller
  • #DailySunset - Day 970 | “Patches of Colour” | Snapped this from home just before heading off to the launch of the @mrpfashion at the Waterfront. It was a pretty awesome sunset till it hit the clouds on the horizon and then it died. 30 Days to go!!

    #explorecampsbay
    #explorecapetown
    #exploresouthafrica
    #campsbay
    #capetown
    #southafrica
    #thisissouthafrica (at Camps Bay)

  • 365 Portraits of Strangers

    Day 239 -

    "Jenny the French Environmentalist"

    Jenny was walking in Long Street last week with a big @CityOfCT envelope in her hand and awesome tunes coming out of her headphones when I stopped her to chat. She told me it was actually her last day in South Africa before heading back to France again after being here for 6 months. She was working for the city Municipality in the Environmental Affairs department setting up Roof Gardens in and around the city. She decided to take a gap year after school to do what she loves, which is to travel and help the environment. In her travels she’s been here and was in Berlin before to make things more “green” there too. She told me that she was so sad to be leaving Cape Town because it’s such a beautiful city, but wants to let people out there know that if they’re looking for a city that has some of the best beaches, friendliest people, the most breathtaking hikes and pumping clubs, our city is that city.

    #365PortraitsofStrangers (at Long Street)

  • "Country Life" | Life in the @MINI_cpt Countryman is just better! This is the Brilliant Copper model and fits in perfectly with the amazing yellows out in the canola fields at the moment! Get in touch with the guys at #MINICapeTown to book a test drive!!

    #MINIadventure
    #explorewithMINI
    #explorecapetown
    #exploresouthafrica
    @mini #MINI
    #capetown
    #southafrica
    #MINIsouthafrica
    #thisissouthafrica
    #MINIcountryman
    #countryman (at Our MINI adventure)

  • #DailySunset - Day 969 | “Moody Tuesday” | Loving what this weather did to the sky tonight to give it a super moody look.

    #explorecampsbay
    #explorecapetown
    #exploresouthafrica
    #campsbay
    #capetown
    #southafrica
    #thisissouthafrica (at Snake Pit Rock)

  • 365 Portraits of Strangers

    Day 238 -

    "Andrew and Rozy of Iona"

    Meet Andrew and Rozy Gunn. They own Iona Wine Estate which is located at the top of the Elgin Valley. It has the most incredible views of no only the valley, but also the Atlantic too. The Gunn family bought the farm in 1997 and transformed it from an Apple farm to a wine farm after months of research to see if they would survive. They had their first release of their wines in 2001 and are these days regarded as having some of the finest wines in the world! Together, they both own farms at the top of the valley and at the bottom so they get to grow perfect grapes on the rocky slopes at the top for white wines and delicious red wines at the bottom. They took myself and Carlinn on a drive around the estate in their 4x4 to show us around and afterwards took us to see Andrew’s pride and joy, a 1958 Porsche 356A. It was his first car that he bought in 1969 for R675 from money he earned working in the steel mills while on holidays from University! The car is perfectly positioned in their tasting room, so if you’re in the Elgin area, go check it out! Rozy is not only a wine expert, she is also an artist and loves to create art as well as buy it. They are such an interesting couple and were such a pleasure to meet. Thanks for showing us around your estate Andrew and Rozy, we cannot wait to come back again!

    #365PortraitsofStrangers (at Iona Wines - Elgin)

  • "MINI Cape Town" | @MINI recently asked which coastal town people prefer to drive their MINI in and I’d have to agree that @MINI_cpt is by far the best! Driving no further than 100km at all times from the city, our #MINIadventure took us to so many awesome spots! We landed up in the Canola Fields on Saturday which is where this was taken, then to Belfield Boutique Estate, Iona Estate, and @old_mac_daddy on Sunday for a #SecretSunday adventure, ending the weekend off with a sneaky Monday mission to @capecanopytour for an adrenaline pumping zip line experience! It was by far one of the most epic weekends we’ve had in a long time! The weekend was so busy in fact, that I didn’t get a chance to edit this shot for @instagram weekend project #whpcarcorners. Ah well, we had fun nonetheless.

    #explorewithMINI
    #explorecapetown
    #exploresouthafrica
    #MINIcapetown
    #MINIsouthafrica
    #MINI
    #tablemountain
    #lionshead
    #thisissouthafrica (at Our MINI adventure)

  • #DailySunset - Day 968 | “Monday City Blues” | After dropping off the MINI this evening, sunset wasn’t as spectacular anymore. I grabbed this from my bus ride home… It was overcast and miserable when I got home, so this was the only usable shot… Until the next #MINIadventure ✌️

    #explorecapetown
    #exploresouthafrica
    #capetown
    #southafrica
    #thisissouthafrica (at Cape Town CBD)

  • 365 Portraits of Strangers

    Day 237 -

    "Mike the Winemaker"

    I met Mike yesterday while myself and Carlinn were out in the Elgin Valley and we stopped Belfield Wine Estate for a tasting. It was a really cool experience because we got to meet the winemaker himself, Mike Kreft! He told us how he bought the farm 14 years ago when it was filled with some rather sad looking apple trees because that was a really bad time for the Apple industry back then and there was a lot of talk amongst farmers on what they could farm instead. After deciding to remove the apple trees and replace them with grapes, things started looking up in the valley and today Belfield is producing award winning red wines, with his favourite being his Magnifica. If you like a Cab Sav, this one will blow your mind. We spoke about so many different things and he showed us around his cellar before we made our way to another tasting. If you ever find yourself driving through Elgin, this is a really worthwhile stop. Good to meet you Mike!

    #365PortraitsofStrangers (at Belfield Wine Estate)

  • "MINI Mountain" | Our #MINIadventure with @mini_cpt has come to an end and both myself and @superficialgirl will be sharing a lot more of our photos and videos from our weekend over the next few days. This is a shot I got of the Countryman out in Conola Country with @tablemountainca sticking out in the distance to show you just how close secret spots like this are.

    #explorewithMINI
    #explorecapetown
    #exploresouthafrica
    #MINIcapetown
    #MINIsouthafrica
    #MINI
    #tablemountain
    #capetown
    #southafrica
    #thisissouthafrica (at Our MINI adventure)

  • #DailySunset - Day 967 | “Sunset in the Valley” | I took this shot on the way back to @old_mac_daddy from Charles Fox Wine Estate in the Elgin Valley. We’ve had such an awesome day with our @mini_cpt #MINIadventure.

    #secretsunday
    #explorecapetown
    #exploresouthafrica
    #explorewithmini
    #elginvalley
    #discoveroverberg
    #southafrica
    #thisissouthafrica (at Elgin Valley)