5 spots to catch a stunning sunset in Cape Town

Posted on 23 July 2021

Capetonians love nothing more than a good sundowner, a breathtaking view, and a beautiful sunset to start off your evening or end your day. Hop into your ride because we have compiled a list of spots where you can catch a good sunset in the Mother City.

1. Lion’s Head

Where to catch the sunset in Cape Town

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Lion’s Head is Cape Town’s iconic landmark with out-of-this-world views of Table Mountain, Camps Bay, the city and the ocean. An afternoon hike up this popular trail will definitely get you one of the most beautiful sunsets the city has to offer. The sunset hike is most popular during full moon when hikers can see both the sunset and watch the full moon rising.

2. Signal Hill

Where to catch the sunset in Cape Town

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Grab your picnic basket and pack in your favourite snacks because you’re making your way to another dazzling spot to catch the sunset in Cape Town. With its spectacular views of the ocean, Table Mountain, Robben Island and the city, it’s no wonder people love it up there. Don’t forget to pack in your favourite drink so you can toast to the sunset.

3. Blouberg Beach 

Pictures: Marc Greyvenstein

Cape Town has beautiful beaches, all of them perfect to enjoy a good sunset, but Blouberg is a must for everyone in Cape Town. Take a stroll along the shore or take it all in while seated on the sand. Alternatively, visit one of the many cafes and bars lined along the coast.

4. Chapman’s Peak Drive

Where to catch the sunset in Cape Town

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Everybody enjoys a scenic drive to absolutely nowhere. Take a drive along Chapman’s Peak and enjoy the views, the ocean, and the sunset. Step out of the car and take a moment to gaze into space while the sea breeze kisses your face.

5. Camps Bay 

Where to catch the sunset in Cape Town

Rooftop restaurants situated along the beach offer the greatest seats to watch a beautiful sunset. The Camps Bay promenade is a popular hangout spot and the vibey atmosphere makes the sunset extra idyllic.


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