Best Places to Watch The Sunset in Cape Town

Best Places to Watch The Sunset in Cape Town

Watching sunset is like a national sport in Cape Town, and with our spectacular coast, African skies and soaring mountains, why not?

Here are a few spots that are great to view summer sunsets:

Lion’s Head

The rocky outcrop that flanks Table Mountain, takes some hiking and climbing, especially towards the end, but it affords beautiful views over the city and the ocean.

Sea Point Promenade

The promenade that fronts the busy streets of Sea Point has lots of benches and green grass where you can have a picnic while watching the ocean swallow the sun.

Camp’s Bay Strip

If you don’t want to rough it, make yourself at home at one of the tables at Camps Bay’s many side-walk restaurants, order yourself a cocktail and watch the sunset with the rest of the smart set.

Signal Hill

Take your blanket and a picnic basket with you, wait for the sun to go down and the lights in the city to go on. A magical transformation from fiery hues to flickering lights.

Chapman’s Peak Drive

There are quite a few parking posts along the drive on Chapman’s Peak where you can stop off and wait for the ball of fire to disappear over the horizon. Take a bottle of sparkling wine and toast the end of a perfect summer’s day.

Noordhoek Beach

The endless white sand of Noordhoek beach runs right up against the side of Chapman’s Peak. Hug the foot of the mountain, and you’ll find the other sun gazers sitting on the rocks, waiting for that magical moment.

Long Beach

Join the surfers at Long Beach at Kommetjie to marvel at the colours of the setting sun.


Big Bay at Bloubergstrand has a spectacular, uninterrupted view of Table Mountain. Watch how the setting sun changes the colours on the mountain and the bay.


Another beach with a beautiful view of the world’s most famous flat-op mountain, Melkbosstrand offers spectacular sunsets.


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