Cape Town has towering mountains and scenery so unbelievable it looks like another planet. We have you covered with the best restaurants, bars, wineries, and markets to check out on your next trip.
Drink in some of the best views of the Mother City at one or all of our favourite rooftop bars in Cape Town. Perched high above the sweltering, traffic-infested streets, these sky-high watering holes provide vertical respite from the chaos below, offering fresh air, stellar views, a lively atmosphere, and a selection of crafty cocktails, to boot.
If so, please tell us about it in the comments below. Make yourself comfortable, as you work your way through the utterly delicious cocktail and snack menu, while soaking up the degree panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean and the iconic Twelve Apostles mountain range.
There are chairs and tables aplenty. Opening times Monday — Sunday, 11am — 8pm weather permitting Please note A minimum spend of R per person is required for use of the pool and loungers, subject to availability, to be settled on arrival. Contactmanager baptisterooftop.
Outside, an emerald-green glass-panelled swimming pool, and views of whitewashed heritage buildings, give the pool deck a slick de edge, but the vibe here is oh so easy, with lots of noise and chatter. At the bar, in-house mixologist Jody Rahme creates wild, tiki-inspired cocktails that hit the spot. Feeling hungry?
The wide array of breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner options are sure to satisfy the pangs from sunrise to sunset. Opening times Bar: Monday — Sunday, 12pm — Opening times Monday — Sunday, 4pm — 10pm Contactinfo chinchillarooftop. Conveniently located on top of The Grey Boutique Hotel, The Skybar is a comfortable yet sophisticated space boasting panoramic views of the mountain and the city.
Good to know There are some fabulous restaurants in the area: Shio for lip-smacking Asian, Osteria Tarantino for moreish Italian; Riva across Somerset Road for seafood; and Skinny Legs at Maison Mara just down the road for fresh breakfasts and lunch. Need to know For tables bigger than 12 people, booking is required. Opening times Monday — Sunday, 12pm — 11pm Contactbookings thepianobar.
Claire Gunn. Located in a Cape Dutch-style attic, with wooden mansards, the hotspot recently underwent a swish refurb — a fitting way to celebrate 10 years in operation! While the first floor is home to reservations-only Momiji Restaurant, where diners can enjoy a multi-course kaiseki menu.
Adjacent to Momiji Restaurant is Momiji Lounge, an intimate bar and lounge that seats Opening times Tuesday — Friday, 4pm — 11pm Saturday, 2pm — 11pm Contactinfo tjingtjing. Buzzy Kloof Street has no shortage of cool venues, but this one takes things to another level pun totally intended. Good to know The bar does not take reservations on weekends reservations can only be made from Monday to Thursday. Opening times Monday — Sunday, 3pm — 10pm Contactinfo yourstrulycafe.
More than just a bar, this rooftop sun terrace and pool deck boasts killer views — of the sea and Table Mountain — making it the perfect place for sunset cocktails. Opening times Monday — Friday, Chaises longues surround the sparkling pool, creating the perfect summertime invitation to arrive, recline, and sip exotic cocktails, while nibbling on delicious snacks.
And on the weekends, listen to the smooth tunes of live music as the sun sets. Opening times Monday — Sunday, 11am — 11pm Good to know The food service runs daily from 12pm to 10pm, while the bar service runs daily from 11am to Contactinfo.
Situated among the vintage Airstream trailers which double as hotel roomsThe Sky Bar has a kind of otherworldly feel — a cool space to you enjoy drinks and the amazing views. And since the installation of a permanent tented roof, not even the southeaster will put a dampener on your plans. Good to know The rooftop can be booked for private events and movie screenings. Opening times Monday — Sunday, 12pm — 9pm Contactinfo granddaddy. Dubbed the largest rooftop space in Cape Town, the semi-covered outdoor area is able to accommodate up to people, and boasts a spacious bar stocked with everything!
Good to know The space is yours to do with as you please, with ample seating, tables, and a stretch tent marquee can be organised on request. Contactnina nvdproperty.
Towering over the city centre, this beautifully decked out rooftop bar on the 14th floor of the SunSquare hotel is a cool place to soak up the last rays, while enjoying finger food, tasty cocktails, and stunning mountain and sea views. Please note 14 Stories Rooftop Bar is temporarily closed. Need to know The pool is, sadly, only for the use of hotel guests.
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