The Best Sundowner Spots in Cape Town

31 October 2019

Cape Town is immersed in the most breathtaking views that leave locals and tourists stunned every time. Summer is just around the corner and what better way to experience the best of Cape Town than by watching the sunset with some good food and even better drinks, from the finest spots this city has to offer!

Here are our top 5 picks of Cape Town’s finest sundowner spots:

1. Utopia Cape Town

Utopia - a place or state in which all things are perfect. This is exactly what this elevated dining experience offers, 15 stories high! They are said to serve amazing steak and other unique creations on a plate. However, the main focus here is sundowners. With a 360 degree view of the breathtaking Mother City, the idea of embracing the sunset while indulging in a locally-sourced MCC and a range of cocktails sounds like utopia, indeed!

You can reach them on 021 418 3065

 Utopia Dining Elevated  Best Sundowner Spots In Cape Town

Photo courtesy of Utopia Cape Town

2. The Three Boutique Hotel

We’d do you a disservice by not mentioning our very own rooftop terrace! With unparalleled views of Cape Town’s three treasured mountains: Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, and Devil’s Peak - these breathtaking gems are always willing to greet you warmly as soon as you step onto the rooftop!

We recommend this spot for an evening to relax and watch the sunset, with a glass in hand, and Cape Town’s iconic views to keep you company!

You can reach us on 021 465 7517

The Three Boutique Hotel  Best Sundowner Spots In Cape Town

Photo courtesy of The Three Boutique Hotel

3. Mantra Cafe 

With a casual ambience, you can find Mantra Cafe situated on the sunset strip of Camps Bay beach. The panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and palm trees are enough to put you in the best mood. It is highly recommended to visit this spot during the early evening hours to watch the sunset over the ocean whilst enjoying a colourful cocktail at the venue’s sun soaked deck.

You can reach them on 021 437 0206

Mantra Cafe Camps Bay  Best Sundowner Spots In Cape Town

Photo courtesy of Mantra Cafe

4. Tjing Tjing

Tjing Tjing offers a unique slice of Japan with 4 different venues - each offering distinctively authentic and exciting different interpretations of Japanese food and culture, in the heart of the Mother City. Their sundowners are served at the best place of their venue - the rooftop bar! Voted one of the best new bars in the world by Conde Nast Traveller in 2012, Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar’s incredible cocktail menu combined with the pulsing atmosphere of the inner city is what makes this experience unique. They are suggested to serve a great Old Fashioned and Negroni, as well as a variety of draft and bottled craft beers.

You can reach them on 021 422 4920

Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar  Best Sundowner Spots In Cape Town

Photo courtesy of Tjing Tjing

5. Harbour House 

Located at the harbour of V&A Waterfront, Harbour House offers a superb experience in an elegant and simple setting with the picturesque Cape Town Harbour as its backdrop. The outdoor and upstairs spots are highly recommended as you will get to enjoy your sundowner while enjoying views of the boats smoothly sailing on the Atlantic. Be sure to make a reservation to ensure your spot!

You can reach them on 021 418 4744

Harbour House V&A Waterfront  Best Sundowner Spots In Cape Town

Photo courtesy of Harbour House

Central Reservations: +27 21 424 1530 | Hotel: +27 21 465 7517