Winter in Cape Town can be wet and chilly, but the weather never puts a damper on the city’s party spirit. You will always find somewhere to entertain yourself any day of the year in the Mother City and winter is no different. Some of the most enchanting Cape Town luxury experiences come alive after 5.
While long sunny days are a delight for summer visitors to the Mother City, sundowners just aren’t the same at 8 o’clock at night. Thank goodness for winter’s earlier sunsets, when you can slip in a sunset drink, overlooking gorgeous twilight scenes, before you take to the town for the evening.
Join Cape Town’s coolest 9 to 5’ers at a host of happy hour hotspots dotted around the city, to get proceedings underway. Try these:
Café Mojito on Long Street celebrates happy 3 hours, 7 days a week from 4pm. If you linger long enough you may even catch some reggae beats from visiting performers.
Hook up with some awesome daily discounts at Happy Hour discounts at Ricks Café Americain in Gardens. Here the cocktails are as inviting as the vibe on the summer-day sun deck or around the cosy winter-time fireplace.
The newly-opened Willaston Bar at the Silo in Cape Town is a treat when the sun goes down. Creative cocktails, classic tipples and fine wines are the perfect partner to the glorious harbour views on the outside and ultra-luxurious finishes within.
Here’s a heads up. Happy Hour in Cape Town is rarely confined to 60 minutes. Make sure you emerge from your reverie in time to indulge in dinner.
Catch a bite
There is a luxury Cape Town eatery on just about every corner, of almost every inner city street, serving any kind of cuisine you could wish for. From gourmet boerie rolls to five-star finger food, the Mother City will fill the gap between drinks and dancing.
Submit to some Culture
Shows are on the go all over the city and you can keep a check on these via Computicket to see what’s selling out fastest. Try out the Artscape, Baxter, or Fugard Theatres to add some drama to the proceedings.
At the Cape Town Comedy Club the drinks are on special from 6 to 7 but the giggles flow all night long.
Boogie nights in the city
Those in search of some upmarket revelry will feel right at home at the seaside Shimmy Beach Club, elegant Jade Lounge and Champagne Bar, the exclusive Coco’s or Thirty-One, which offers a rooftop view over the city lights and ocean.
Wherever your after-dark fantasies lie, there are countless luxury Cape Town spots where you can make your evening out a night to remember