We are slowly approaching the end of our long summer days, clear skies and short nights. Autumn is “almost” here and with only a few more whimsical evenings left alongside Cape Town’s golden beaches – we thought we would help you make the most of Cape Town’s warm evenings and summer ambience while unwinding with a cocktail in hand and the refreshing salty breeze cooling you down.
Cape Town summers are truly magical, but let’s face it they are incomplete without a deliciously refreshing Mai Tai, Cosmopolitan or Strawberry Daiquiriin hand. In fact, there’s no better way to end your day or a tough week than to sit with a fancy looking beverage while soaking in the beauty of the mountain and sea.
If this has you salivating, then take a look at our top 8 quintessential cocktail spots to take in those last summer sunsets as the mix of colour slowly dips below a glistening azure ocean:
The Bungalow, Clifton
Perched on the edge of Clifton overlooking the rocks and the sea is this riveting sunset spot. Flanked by mountain and sea this exquisite open-air bar and lounge area is complete for the ultimate relaxation. Make sure you try the Banana and Coconut Daiquiri, a slightly different yet sensational sundowner.
Shimmy Beach, Granger Bay
Situated on the harbour with Table Mountain as a backdrop Shimmy offers a restaurant, whisky and vodka tasting rooms, 2 bars, and a private beach! Indulge in the Shimmy Sorbetto that comes highly recommended!
Brass Bell, Kalk Bay
One of the all-time favourites is this ever-popular Kalk bay institution that boasts breath-taking views over False Bay. Take in the relaxed vibe and enjoy fresh, succulent seafood while the waves literally crash into the windows next to you.
Dunes, Hout Bay
Only a few steps back from the beach is this lazy, jovial, outdoor restaurant. White wooden tables are scattered in the sand in amongst the kiddie’s playground and umbrellas. Try a Dunes Blue lagoon – a delicious combination of Vodka, Malibu and Blue Curacao topped with lemonade, crushed ice, lemon slices and cherries.
Planet Bar, Mount Nelson, Gardens
In the heart of one of the Mother City’s most prestigious and sought after Hotels sits the elegant and classical Planet Bar. It is luxurious, opulent and fashionable with a vintage feel. To maximise this feeling order a Planet Passion and you will be in for a real treat.
Blue Peter, Blouberg
Situated directly across the bay from Table Mountain this restaurant boasts the best views of this iconic natural wonder. With clean blue and white lines you are filled with a holiday vibe and feel at home at the same time. Indulge in a Long Island Iced Tea – the ultimate summer cocktail!
Asoka is an intimate restaurant that plays with light and nature to create a magical setting that resembles Diagon Alley. Try a Jade Garden in the open courtyard or a cocktail made from fresh fruit, herbs, and juices.
The Martini Bar At The Cellars-Hohenort
Not too far from the city is a martini bar that will have you feeling like one of the Sex in the City girls. Put on those heels and fabulous dress and choose from over 100 martini varieties. This is a perfect warm and sophisticated spot for a girls night out…
Can you tick off this entire list by the end of your trip? Need help with where to stay in Cape Town? Contact us now and we will have you sorted in no time.