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Cape Mountain Meanders


3-D SATELLITE MAPS - designed & published in Cape Town, SA

PO Box 315
Simon's Town



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Cape Mountain Meanders is a dynamic young company offering top quality high resolution digital images at very reasonable rates.

We design & print your marketing material, our speciality is using 3D Digital Elevation Model mapping to put you "on the map". Video filming & aerial photography available, and photography of weddings & other celebrations. Plus we design websites in Joomla CMS. Please contact us for a very reasonable quote.

Cape-Winelands 3D Maps

You can buy these colourful & informative 3D maps online - CLICK HERE


Our clients include:

  • Rovos Rail
  • St James Manor House
  • Rennies Foreign Exchange (Bidvest Bank)
  • Kleine Zalze Lodge & Wine Estate
  • Cape Point Ostrich Farm
  • South African National Parks
  • Cape Nature
  • Cape Country Routes members
  • The conference & tours industry
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality and others.
Established in 1997 - 1st Edition "Map of Cape Town & Peninsula" "Map of Cape Town & the Cape Winelands" - now 12th Ed /140 000 copies in print.
"Map of the Western Cape & South Africa" 8th Ed / 100 000 copies in print.
"Map of Cape Town & the Western Cape" - 1st Edition with Cape Country Routes.
Over the past few years I have been approached by several book authors who need maps and photos for their publications.
The Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town by Prof John Compton
"Rocks & Mountains of Cape Town" by Prof John Compton (2004)
"Pathways of the Sun"
by Dean Liprini (2006)
Scenic day drives from Cape Town by Mike Lundy
Many of you know Mike Lundy and his "Best Walks on the Cape Peninsula" & "Easy Walks on the Cape Peninsula" plus "Weekend Trails in the Western Cape" Hiking Book series. Collaborating together we have now produced his first driving tour book, with a combination of my maps & photos and his unique way of helping you to get the best out of your trip.
"Scenic Day Drives from Cape Town" by Mike Lundy was released in April 2010, published by Human & Rousseau, available at most Exclusive Books stores, or ask your local book store to order in for you.

I work as a professional photographer, with clients that include Environ Skin Care Institute - see more at www.environ.co.za. Local Plastic Surgeon, Dr Des Fernandes is changing the way the world uses Vitamin A on skin. He is a pioneer in the field, exporting creams world wide from a local factory manufacturing in Cape Town.

My photos have appeared in the "Sunday Times" newspaper of South Africa, and I planned & executed "The World's First Underwater Map Launch" in the Predator Tank at Two Oceans Aquarium, flighted on SABC2 programme "50/50" during May 2009.

50-50 Presenters

See our ACCOMMODATION selection for a great range of superb venues for weekends away and safari's.

Cape Country Routes Western Cape 3D Map

A NEW MAP was launched for the 2010 World Cup - the 1st Edition of the Map of Cape Town and the Western Cape with a range of accommodation venues in lodges, small hotels and private game reserves - from Cape Town and the Cape west coast, inland to the Karoo and up the Garden Route as far as Port Elizabeth on the east coast - the refreshing and unique collection known as "Cape Country Routes". These maps will help you plan your journey around this wonderful part of the world. There is also an international travel section, where our professional Travel Advisor can help you plann the logistics of visiting other African countries, and a questionaire to help define your trip. 

CLICK ON "3-D Satellite Maps - Buy Maps" to BUY MAPS for "Welcome Gifts" & PROMOTIONAL PACKS. 

R30 per map wholesale / minimum order 10 maps / discount price for large orders. You can also take an advert on a printed map - see "3-D Satellite Maps - Advertise on maps"
1 x Standard Single Block Advert is R6000 per annum and this includes 500 maps on an annual basis for your own use, plus a page on the website www.capetourism.co.za. The "Meander" marketing concept works very well - each client shares the cost and becomes part of a Joint Marketing Initiative. Please contact me if you want to do a map of your area, I can help you save time and money by designing a marketing map covering your region.

I was born with a suitcase in my hand in Kampala, Uganda. My childhood was spent in Nairobi, Kenya so I am a "White African". Educated in South Africa, I graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Social Science. Since childhood I have loved traveling. I am very privileged to have lived my life in the warmth of Africa - with her beautiful people, scenery and animals.

I have been based in Cape Town since 1980 where I scuba dive in False Bay, shark cage dive to watch Mako & Blue Sharks 36km South West off the end of Cape Point, and enjoy hiking trips into our local mountains. One of my hobbies is photographing the Table Mountain Marker Stones which record the rising and setting Sun on Solstice and Equinox. Ancient people used stone alarm clocks (marker stones) to record the turning of the seasons.

There are many such sites in and around the Cape fold mountains - where the caves provided shelter, and the shoreline and wildlife provided food for the ancient people of this very ancient land. Read more about these fascinating rocks at "Archaeoastronomy" on this site.

I invite you - come and experience some adventures in South Africa - we have a very good road & air transport system (good internal flights, bus tours, car hire), our city trains and buses continue to improve (with thanks to 2010 SA Football Tournament transport infrastructure) and inter provincial trains are good if you take a 1st Class cabin on a Transnet Intercity train. If you want a world class safari traveling on a luxury train - then Rovos Rail is for you. Whale watching Simons Town - Capetourism The African "Big 5" includes the land based animals Lion + Leopard + Rhino + Elephant and Buffalo but in South Africa you can add the "Southern Right Whale" and the Great White Shark to your list of South African Big 7 game animals to view.

There are also the "Big 5 Shark species" along our coastline that you can go on a diving safari to experience! We have very sophisticated and magical venues and experiences for you to enjoy - come for a month at least! South Africa really is the world in one country - from the hot dry desserts of the western side to the moist warm tropics on the eastern side, this is an outdoor heaven with long summers (September to May) and a short winter (June to August). My unique 3-D satellite Digital Elevation Model maps are a way of sharing my travel passion with you. You are welcome to get in touch and send me your comments on the website and your map orders - Email me from Here.


My most sincere thanks to Toni Olivier & Bert Reynders and all at Joomla Open Source Software.

Also to Faiez Martin of "O2 Design" - with out whom I would not be in print, and dito to my family, friends and clients on the map.

I hope you will enjoy using these maps as much as I enjoy designing & publishing them. I wish you a safe and pleasant journey, and that you will return to Africa many times.


FIONA J. HINDS. Simon's Town, Cape, South Africa

"The journey is the destination" - Dan Eldon

"We are this season's people - if we blow it - it's blown" - Stephen Gaskin

"If not you - who? If not now - when?" - Hillel

"Flossie - Flossie, where can she be? Up the highest mountain or under the sea?

Fiona in shark cage with Mako off Cape Point
Fiona at Kleinleukoppie Tripod rock 13-03.06
Blue Shark - Fiona Hinds