Catch golden hour in the Mother City from one of the best seats in town at  these local rooftop bars – as the sun sets and lights up the skyline in pink and orange hue, sit back and relax with a refreshing cocktail in hand.

1. The Ghilbi Bar and Terrace 

The Ghilbi Bar and Terrace is located at the Raddison Blu Hotel & Residence in the CBD, providing a quick escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Live Djs perform on Friday and Saturday evenings with light snacks on offer at the bar.

The deck hosts a welcoming pool for the warmer days and a cozy indoor section for the cooler ones.

Address: 22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town City centre

Contact: 021 467 4000

Website: www.radissonblu.com

 

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2. 14 Stories at Tsogo Sun 

Enjoy a pristine view of the city skyline from the 14th floor of the Sun Square Hotel rooftop bar. Offering picture perfect views of Signal hill, Table Mountain and Lions Head. Signature cocktails and a light lunch menu are also available.

Address: 23 Buitengracht street, Sun Square Hotel, Cape Town

Contact: 021 492 9999

Website: www.tsogosun.com

 

3. The Silo Rooftop 

The Silo Hotel offers a premier view of Cape Town harbour and the city. The rooftop bar is open until sunset and has a sophisticated and luxurious atmosphere, perfect for sipping away at a glass of wine or a unique cocktail.

Reservations must be made and a flavorsome menu is available, featuring flat breads, poke bowls and something sweet. The rooftop swimming pool is for hotel guests only.

Address: The Silo Hotel, Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Contact: 021 670 0500

Website: www.theroyalportfolio.com

 

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4. The Sky Bar at Grand Daddy Hotel 

Nestled in the hub of the city centre is the Grand Daddy hotel Sky Bar, known for its vintage rooftop trailer experience. Crack open a cold one on a deckchair as you enjoy the sunset.

The bar is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 4pm – 8.30pm. Please note the bar is weather dependent as it is advised to call before hand to find out if the bar is operational.

Address: 38 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town

Contact: 021 424 7247

Website: www.granddaddy.co.za

 

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5. Chinchilla Rooftop Café and Bar 

Located across from one of Cape Town’s most popular beaches, Chinchilla Rooftop Café and Bar offers a laid back and bohemian scene to relax and unwind with a tailored made cocktails from the in-house mixologist.

Watch the sun disappear into the horizon across the ocean at Camps Bay beach, you won’t regret it.

Address: Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Contact: 021 286 5075

Website: www.chinchillarooftop.co.za

 

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Picture: The Silo Hotel

Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.