South Africa is a country famous for its dramatic landscapes, made only more exquisite during a characteristically beautiful sunset and what better way to enjoy this than with a refreshing sundowner in hand? The notion of a sundowner, supposedly invented in the 1950s, is to enjoy a drink after completing a days work, usually as the sun begins to set. Nowadays its common for tourists to indulge in a sundowner whilst on an evening safari or after a tiring day of sightseeing. Weve drawn up a list of the best sundowner spots in South Africa, so you wont have to waste a moment in finding the perfect place to celebrate another of the countrys beautiful sunsets. Camps Bay Camps Bay, an affluent suburb of Cape Town, is a glorious mixture of lush mountains and calm ocean waters, making it the ideal place for a sundowner. Whether you fancy enjoying a sunset drink on one of the gorgeous beaches or at one of the restaurants and bars lining the strip, the surrounding views guarantee to put you at ease. Oyster Box Hotel Located in Durban, the Oyster Box Hotel is famed for its serene views of the coast as well as its unadulterated luxury. What could be more ideal than settling down with a breezy cocktail as the sun gently sets over the horizon? At the Oyster Box, you have a wealth of places in which to do this, including the hotels Ocean Terrace. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, the Ocean Terrace boasts authentic Tandoori and pizza ovens, as well as a menu of locally sourced wines and dazzling cocktails; the perfect sundowner combo. Kruger What could be more perfect than enjoying a refreshing glass of champagne after witnessing South African wildlife in their natural habitat? Many game lodges offer evening safari opportunities, which often include sundowners amidst views of the South African bush. As you gaze out at your surroundings, champagne glass in hand, you cant help but marvel at the natural beauty of this incredible landscape. Lions Head Work up a thirst as you scale Lions Head, a mountain in Cape Town that is sandwiched between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The hour long hike is well worth it, especially as you reach its peak and are confronted with views of the ocean and Cape Town theres no other view like it. Although not strictly a sundowner, one of the best times to climb Lions Head is during the full moon, when Cape Town is bathed in silver light; theres nothing more romantic as you sip champagne with a loved one during this time. Holiday Inn Sandton If youre looking for somewhere chic and exciting to enjoy a sundowner, then look no further than the Holiday Inn Sandton. Ascend to the hotels ninth floor, where the Skye Bar awaits. Affording dazzling panoramic views of Johannesburg, youll be able to enjoy the drink of your choice whilst soaking up the scenery. Matthew Coe is Online Marketing Manager for Wanderforth. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.
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