Cape Town: Top 5 Places to Watch the Sunset

Chasing sunsets is definitely a romantic hobby and something you can do on weekends. Cape Town is luckily one of the best places to go chasing sunsets. You’ll come across lot’s of different spots and places to go for sundowners after reading this article.

1. Lion’s Head – Cape  Town

One of the most popular places to watch the sunset in the city is Lion’s Head. The Lion’s Head hike is an easy to medium difficulty hike and can get quite tricky near the top where you’ll have to climb a few ladders. You’ll be pleased with yourself once you get to the top in order to see the sun illuminate the ocean with its striking pink colour.



2. Signal Hill

Another amazing spot to watch the sunset in Cape Town is at Signal Hill, a beautiful hill that cuddles Lion’s Head. Here you have views of Table Mountain, the entire CBD as well as the Atlantic Seaboard and Robben Island. There is a massive tarp that is laid out on the ground for visitors to come sit down with sundowners.

In case it gets a bit chilly outside, you’ll able to get back into your car. From here you can still enjoy the sunset in comfort and warmth on Signal Hill.




3. Table Mountain

On the day that the table cloth has been taken off the top of Table Mountain and the sun is out, make sure to go up.  From Table Mountain you’ll have one of the most beautiful views of the sun finally falling into the sea. You’ll also be able to see everything from here, including the Northern Suburbs. What’s cool is, you’ll be able to take a hike and afterwards sit down to relax and take in the beautiful Capetonian sunset.




4. Camps Bay Tidal Pool

Take a dip in the Camps Bay Tidal pool in order to luxuriate in the sensation of water while watching the sunset. This is a spectacular place to be when the sun is busy setting into the abyss. So make sure you get to the tidal pool on time and on a day when there aren’t many people, preferably in the week.



5. Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand is another spectacular spot watch the sunset in Cape Town. From here you’ll have views of the city bowl, Green Point, Sea Point and technically the whole Atlantic Seaboard as wells Robben Island which sometimes looks closer from Robben Island than from anywhere else in the city.


Go for coffee or dessert at the beautiful On The Rocks restaurant in order to have one of the best sunset experiences.



If you’re in the mood to chase sunsets, then book an easy half-day Cape Town tour with us here and be prepared to be blown away by hues only the mother city can offer.