Welcome back, summer, it certainly took you long enough. If you’re looking to embrace the longer days and the warmer weather, then what better way to do it than with a drink in hand? We round up some of the best sundowner spots to chill out and watch the sun go down.
Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia
The food coming out of Ivor Jones’ kitchen is easily some of the best in the country. Add to that an abundant wine farm and a million dollar view and you’ve got all you need for a great evening. If you’re smart, you’ll book a table at around 18h30, just in time to get settled with a glass of bubbly and send the sun off in style.
When the weather gets warm, there’s no better place to be than at Tjing Tjing. Not only do they have spectacular views of the city, a banging drinks menu but they even have civilised water misters to keep you feeling fresh.
Okay, so you can’t necessarily watch the sun physically set, but their stoep is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of a long summer day. Move across for dinner when you’re done and you basically have the ideal night planned for you.
This spot is an urban jungle high above the concrete jungle of Jozi and you’d be hard pressed to find a better spot to enjoy a drink or two at the end of the day. Grab some friends, order some platters and take in the unparalleled views of the city.
Look, not all sundowners need to be casual and understated and the bar at Marble is easily one of the most luxurious spots to have a drink. After all, welcoming in summer seems like reason enough to us to get dollied and enjoy a drink at Marble.
The Lighthouse Bar at The Oyster Box
Let’s not play around here, if you’re looking for a killer spot to watch the sun set then this is it. The iconic Oyster Box Hotel has some of the best views (and drinks) around, so why not treat yourself to a glam night out?