Watching the sunset is a city-wide pastime practiced by many Capetonians. With these spots and more, who could blame us, really?



One of the most popular spots in the city to watch the sunset, owing to the pedestrian-friendly promenade with bars and restaurants across the way. A Cape Town treasure.

#dearGreatGrandchild – in my day…™ the winter solstice is the shortest day of the year… In our hemisphere it was today, the 21st June. Some of us see this as the right side of winter heading to summer. I love the mystery behind a silhouette – this is the project I will be doing for a year and because it’s a leap year I get to call it: #ggpops366silhouettes #iphoneography2015

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Eden on the Bay has a magical air about it around dusk. A gorgeous sandy beach complete with a few restaurants to ensure you have a cocktail in hand while watching the sun dip. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can witness the spectacle of the fiery orb setting behind Robben Island, illuminating the structures on it.

View from Big Bay earlier.   A photo posted by Justin Williams (@justin_capetown) on



Arguably the finest place in Cape Town to watch the sunset. Depending on your level of fitness, the hike usually takes around an hour to get up to the top and the reward is well worth it – a breathtaking view of the city and the exquisite sight of the sun dropping behind the Atlantic awaits.


♠️Sometimes™…. I sit by the roadside dreaming of the seaside.

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Sunsets from here are spectacular. If conditions are right, you might be able to see 12 foot+ waves at Sunset Reef peeling in front of the setting sun. Be sure to visit when the south-easter is at a minimum!



Grab a picnic basket and head up the N2 to catch the setting sun from this sheltered, awe-inspiring beach in Gordon’s Bay


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