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The 5 Best Sun Downer Spots in Cape Town

Dotted around the Cape, you'll find five of our favourite Sun Downer spots. The South African sunsets are notoriously beautiful; the blistering hot climate and dusty desert dunes boast the perfect combination for one of the most mesmerising sunsets in the world.

The Grand Africa

An iconic bar perched on the edge of the beachfront, the sweeping views of the Atlantic and Robben Island are just breath-taking. A popular spot to watch the sun set and enjoy an afternoon Aperitif. Local bands often grace the stage at this hangout, Acoustic Element a popular Cape Town duo, bring some seriously cool feel-good vibes to the guests. This much-loved Cape Town classic has fast become a must-do destination restaurant and nightspot for beach-chic dining, lazy sundowners and slow-motion rendezvous.

“Cape Town - a golden hour like none other, the rich warmth from the sun casts a magical light on the mountains, a sparkle on the sea and gives you a bewildering sense of belonging to Mother earth.”


Perfect for the refined diner or cocktailer, this exclusive rooftop spot is the first of its kind in the affluent neighbourhood of Camps Bay. With sweeping views across the sea, it’s the most idyllic place to watch the sunset and listen to their weekly music ‘Summer Sunset Sessions.’ A fine blend of cocktails are made by their in-house mixologists - choose from an enticing menu of flavours, including a fancy Vanilla Orange Pomegranate Margarita or Yuzu Jasmine Sours.


Sunday night and the town is empty, that’s because everyone is b-lining for Caprice. The beachfront bar not only operates as a scenic restaurant by day but transforms into Cape Town’s hottest spot to party by night. You may lose sight of the end of the queue, but it’s worth the wait. They have a Sunset DJ residency every day and ‘Rosé all Day’ every Saturday. The vibrant young crowd brings the buzz through til the early hours with the best DJ’s & musical talent playing from around town you’re promised a night to remember here.

“Cape Town, the Mother City”

Harbour House

Perfect for casual fine dining and some of the best sea food platters food in town. Set on the iconic V & A waterfront, this joint is splendid for sundowner drinks and a delicious dinner. A slightly more relaxed vibe, you can enjoy live music and mellow DJ beats here. Summer nights spent here with friends is always a memorable one, with stunning views of the harbour and conveniently close to the centre of town if you want to head out after!

The Silo Hotel

Another asset to the Royal Portfolio collection, this design-led phenomenon stands majestically on the Table Bay Harbour. A five-star hotel for guests, it can also be enjoyed by visitors seeking a seriously unique spot for cocktails as well. The glass windows are the signature feature on this architectural genius. The multi-faceted structures not only offer panoramic views for guests inside but reflect glistening rays of light for those inquisitive onlookers. Conveniently situated on top of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, you should definitely take a tour around here if time allows.

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