Now is the perfect time to enjoy a drink set against a late summer sunset, so here are our favourite sundowners spots from around SA.
Enjoy look out at the ocean while sipping on a cocktail at this Kwa-Zulu Natal favourite. If you feel a bit peckish, you can enjoy the curry buffet or some of the bistro-style food on offer.
Where: The Oyster Box Hotel, Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga
When: Mondays to Sundays 6 pm – 10:30 pm
Contact: 031 514 5000
This trendy bar is the ideal place to grab a delicious daiquiri and watch the sunset. Its buzzing Latino vibe attracts an eclectic and fun mix of revelers. Try their special 20-11 cocktail for some real fun!
Where: 128 Florida Road, Windermere, Durban
When: Mondays to Sundays 7 am to 2 am
Contact:031 303 4383
Resting on top of The Factory on Grant Street, Crafter’s Rooftop Bar offers a spectacular view of the Joburg city skyline which makes it the perfect place to sip of a craft beer.
Where: 72 Grant Avenue, Norwood, Johannesburg
When: Monday to Tuesdays 2 pm to 10 pm; Wednesdays to Sundays 2 pm to 12 am
Contact:073 914 1113
Situated in the vibrant new Keye’s Art Mile development, this meeting and socialising spot for Joburg’s high rollers is open to the public from 4pm. The venue’s mixologist makes a variety of unusual cocktails, and you’ll be surprised by the views the venue offers. You can also head up to Marble upstairs or to BGR downstairs for a delicious meal after you have had a drink (or two).
Where: 19 Keys Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
When: Mondays to Sundays, open to the public from 4 pm
Contact: 010 595 5545
Recently refurbished, and with a spectacular view of the sunset, Castella Amare is a delightful spot to enjoy a drink as the sun goes down.
Where: 47 5th Avenue, Melkbosstrand, Cape Town
When: Mondays to Sundays 10 am to 8 pm
Cost: R300 for two people
Contact:021 553 3827
This is the ideal place to kickback, relax and enjoy music from local DJs with a cocktail or two. We recommend their signature Rose Bar Mojito.
Where: Alphen 5 Star Boutique Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia, Cape Town
When: Mondays to Sundays 4 pm to 11 pm; Fridays 3 pm to 11 pm; Saturdays 2 pm to 11 pm; and Sundays 12 pm to 7 pm
Contact: 021 795 6300