Drinks in the early evening are one of the main reasons summer in the Mother City is a luxurious affair. But there are some places that make it extra special. Thanks to them, you can clink glasses with the beach or the city skyline. Here, our top picks to enjoy a sundowner with a view.
1 The 41, Camps Bay
A newcomer to Camps Bay’s buzzing Victoria Road, The 41 has it all: two great menus, an exciting bar and live entertainment. Add to that, it’s got a sleek terrace that offers a fabulous view of Camps Bay Beach, and an array of delicious cocktails and drinks on its summer menu. A perfect spot for chilling with mates or getting amped for an awesome party. Read more about The 41 here.
2 Zenith Skybar, Green Point
The name ‘Zenith’ tells you everything you need to know about this relaxed destination in the sky. Set atop the roof of the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel, it sports a rooftop bar and pool deck with a stunning sunlit panorama of the sea, Table Mountain National Park and the Cape Town Stadium. Plus, their selection of classic cocktails will make you feel like a movie star from a bygone era.
When Monday to Sunday 8 am – midnight
Where Cape Royale Luxury Hotel, 47 Main Road, Green Point
Contact +27 21 430 0500, [email protected], caperoyale.co.za
3 Bascule Bar, V&A Waterfront
After a good few hours shopping up a storm at the V&A Waterfront, it’s time to unwind. And where better to indulge in a quick tipple than the Cape Grace Hotel’s ever-so-classy Bascule Bar? In addition to an array of whiskies, wines and cocktails, the hotel is conveniently connected to the Victoria Wharf mall. Choose between the snug indoor area or the outdoor deck that offers views of Table Mountain and the marina for a relaxing end to your day.
4 The Leopard Bar, Camps Bay
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is a treasure trove for any Cape Town visitor or local. You can be pampered, entertained with a movie and treated to some fine dining at either the Café Grill or Azure Restaurant. Or, you can put your feet up (metaphorically speaking, of course) at The Leopard Bar while gazing over the Atlantic.
When Monday to Sunday 7 am – 2 am
Where The Twelves Apostles Hotel & Spa, Victoria Street, Camps Bay
Contact +27 21 437 9029, 12apostleshotel.com
Photography The Twelves Apostles Hotel & Spa/Tumbleweed Communications, Archives, Cape Grace Hotel