Sitting down to share the stories of the day’s adventures over a glass of wine or cocktail is always a holiday highlight and golden hour in Cape Town is truly a sight to behold, lending itself beautifully to these sundowner moments. Here are a few of our favourite sundowner spots to add to your Cape Town bucket list.
CAPE VIEW CLIFTON
A day of adventure deserves the perfect closing scene and our pool deck at Cape View Clifton, complete with uninterrupted views of Cape Town’s iconic Clifton and Camps Bay coastline, meets the brief. Our lounge bar is perfectly placed on your way to the magnificent pool deck and is always stocked and ready for your arrival. All you need to do is settle into a lounger and enjoy the spectacular sunset show that Cape Town puts on every single evening.
THE LAWNS AT THE ROUNDHOUSE
The Lawns at The Roundhouse is a relaxed affair, nestled at the base of Table Mountain National Park, and boasts an array of outdoor spaces that take full advantage of the dramatic views and mountainside location. Whether you sink into one of the bean bags on the lawns, book a luxury picnic, settle in on the Oak Terrace or relax in one of the private cabanas, this is a superb setting for a summer sundowner.
An African sunset enjoyed on top of Table Mountain should be on every visitor’s to do list when they visit Cape Town. Choose to head up via cable car (during the summer months, return tickets for the cable car are half price after 6pm) or take a few hours and hike to the top. You will be rewarded with magnificent views of our beautiful city as you watch the sun slip behind the horizon. Grab a drink and a snack from the restaurant at the top or let us arrange a gourmet picnic basket for you to take with you.
Established in 1959, La Perla is a local favourite and has become a much-loved landmark in Cape Town. Located on the Sea Point promenade, its beautiful ocean views, elegant dining area and outside deck, outstanding Italian menu and expertly made cocktails, make for a luxurious sundowner spot. Take a seat, order your favourite tipple and enjoy the breathtaking sunset scenes.
CHINCHILLA ROOFTOP CAFÉ & BAR
Chinchilla is an exclusive rooftop venue and the first of its kind in Camps Bay. The beachy, boho-chic interiors invite you to unwind and relax while you snack on cafe-style nibbles and sip on cocktails whipped up by in-house mixologists. On Saturdays and Sundays, the resident DJs offer a vibey soundtrack to your sunset experience too.
Signal Hill is a notoriously famous sundowner spot in Cape Town. Tourists and locals alike flock here each evening to watch the sunset – and for good reason. From this vantage point, you’ll have panoramic views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Robben Island, the glittering Cape Town city lights and the Atlantic Ocean below. Balmy evenings spent taking in the orange-hued skies on the slopes of Signal Hill, with a glass of bubbly in hand, are difficult to beat.
Situated adjacent to Cape Town’s famous Clifton beaches, The Bunglalow is the epitome of beach chic and boasts top-notch views of the stunning coastline and vast blue ocean below. The stylish restaurant is known for its delicious seafood, sushi and creative cocktail menu – all best enjoyed on the beautiful ocean-view terrace at golden hour.