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Stunning images show Cape Town without any light pollution

Here’s what the night sky would look like if we could see every single star

Out of 9,000 stars across the sky, most of us can only see fewer than 100. Cape Town is part of 80% of the world's population that lives under light pollution with a Bortle Scale score of 8 to 9, meaning most constellations are completely invisible. 

What would our city’s skies look like if there was no light pollution? A stunning new interactive photo series by Under Lucky Stars has set out to answer that question, and the results put stars in our eyes. 

CAPE TOWN IS THE STAR OF THE SHOW
Using real images of city skylines captured by photographers, the stars have been added back into the skies to show what Cape Town might have looked like if there was no light pollution. 

STARRY STARRY NIGHTS ACROSS THE GLOBE
From New York and London to Moscow, Tokyo and Beijing, the photo series shows the captivating difference in over 25 cities. Here’s what New York would look like with the Milky Way visible across its sky. 

Want to see more? Check out the full photo series in 25 cities

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Tick off a once-in-a-lifetime experience when you view a partial solar eclipse in Cape Town.

There’s plenty to do this weekend.

Dust off your hiking boots and head up Table Mountain.

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Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel Locals stay free at this Boutique Hotel

Spectacular offer: This is what we know

Gabriëlskloof Wine EstateReaders special: 10% off at ...

It’s relaxed, there’s space for kids to play + dogs are welcome

Kiff Kombis Tours Kiff Kombi local special: fall in love ...

Travel, eat, drink with friends in a vibey kombi, driver included (20% off price)

Wolfkop Camping Villages and Nature ReserveWolfkop holiday specials: glamp for up ...

Plus 9 activities also at half-price: bodyboard the Olifants, hike, see rock paintings ...

Produce marketBuy fresh fruit and veg from the farm + ...

Fresh Produce Market is in 3 locations + 1st 100 to buy get free goods

Whale Rock LodgeWhales, wine and a special reader’s ...

Get 10% off your Hermanus holiday plus a complimentary bottle of wine

Gallery 19 high streetFirst Fridays, the social event in ...

Talk to gallerists, art lovers and drink wine from this famous region

Chard Grill Weekly burger specials plus 2 happy ...

R99 for two burgers and R30 for all wine, beer and gin

Hermanus Guest HouseBook a luxe Hermanus stay on this ...

Colourful, central + opposite a gorgeous (safe) tidal pool

Burgundy RestaurantYour guide to eating at Burgundy ...

Beer-battered hake + chips, seafood pasta and a local delicacy

CoupleWhat to watch at The Galileo open-air ...

Classic movies on Fridays to Sundays.

Windsor HotelIncredible room specials at Windsor ...

Now and during whale season. Plus one kid under 12 stays free

Ficks cocktail 2Ficks: the best sundowner pinchos bar ...

Pair wine, cocktails and mocktails with pinchos and a spectacular sea view

Riebeek Kasteel EventGallery Riebeek Kasteel shows off the ...

This country village also offers good food, excellent wine + lots of history

Rupert Museum Add Rupert Museum to your Stellenbosch ...

Legendary Sam Nhlengethwa has an exhibition and playing personal vinyl collection

Glen carlouFine art, excellent wine, delicious ...

Take the day and visit this top wine farm to view local art and eat exceptional food

Maker's LandingMaker’s Landing, the Waterfront’s ...

Sticky koesisters, authentic Cape Malay curry and gorgeous harbour views

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The T-Roc is here. Test drive now and pre-order to spec!

LeMottetastingVirtual and on-site wine tastings at ...

Or do this specialised La Motte wine-tasting virtually

La MotteSip and Swirl the Nectar of Yesteryear ...

These wines are limited + can only be tasted here

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