The five best places to watch the sunset in Cape Town


The mother city is known for its mountains, beaches, food and its people. Tourists can experience so much around the area from wine tasting to hiking and with travel restrictions finally easing; there is no better time than now to book your Cape Town Vacation

A great way to explore the outskirts of Cape Town is with Bikes ‘n Wines bicycle tours- allowing you to exercise whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings – but before you leave Cape Town, you need to see one of our legendary sunsets. Let me tell you more.

Here are five top places to watch a Cape Town Sunset

Clifton 4th Beach

If it is a lovely summers afternoon, I can think of no better place to be than Clifton 4th beach. Located just outside the CBD in the affluent suburb of Clifton, this beach is famous amongst locals as it is just stunning. And if you stay until sunset, you will see a new side of this beautiful beach!

Chapmans Peak

Chapmans Peak drive is a famous drive in the south of Cape Town. This drive is known as one of the most beautiful drives in the world and forming part of the Cape Town Cycle Tour. 

The sunset views from the lookout point are simply breathtaking! 

Melkbos Strand

To the north of Cape Town is this small suburb called Melkbos. Melkbos has very long white sandy beaches like no other! And with a view of Table Mountain, the sunsets are legendary! You can walk, run or just sit and take in the views. 

Lions Head

This popular hiking trail in Cape Town offers some stunning views from on top all the way around. It has a view of the city on one side and a view of camps bay and the twelve apostles on the other. But stay up until Sunset, and you can see even better views. Ensure you bring a torch for when you climb back down.

Sea Point Promenade

The Sea Point Promenade is famous amongst residents in the CBD area fro running, walking and cycling. This walkway goes from Granger Bay along the seafront into Sea Point. And it is the best place to have an evening stroll while you watch the sunset.

So before you leave Cape Town, make sure you see the sunsets! There are so many places located all across the city. So no matter where you are staying, there should be a great spot nearby.