Must-try Rooftop Bars

We may be well into the New Year as the second month kicks in, but that’s no reason not to make the most of the sunny weather before autumn makes its way into our lives. A crisp sundowner in the city after work or a lazy picture-perfect Sunday with a designer beverage in hand are the perfect way to reminisce of the holiday season, while still making the most of what’s left of summer.

So we’ve put a list together of some of the countries must-try rooftop bars, where the view is stunning and the drinks are lovely. From Cape Town to Joburg, P.E to Durban, here’s a list of the the top 10 rooftop bars:

Randlords, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

In the heart of Braamfontein and it’s highest point, lies the Randlords at South Point Towers.  This rooftop bar and lounge venue, offers majestic 360 degree views of the city and it’s iconic skyline. The bar even hosts exclusive social and corporate functions.

Vista Bar at the One&Only, Cape Town

For epic views of Table Mountain through floor to ceiling windows, delicious cocktails, irresistible food in Cape Town, visit the Vista Bar at the One&Only in Cape Town.  All this can be enjoyed with the sounds of some of South Africa’s talented artists; the perfect setting for an evening with friends.

The Lighthouse Bar at The Oyster Box, Durban

The one and only Lighthouse Bar has travellers and locals camera-ready all year round. The bar sits level with the iconic lighthouse jutting out from the beach. The terrace sticks with the hotel’s theme of red and white with tables and round booths. Inside, the ornate wooden bar and opulent furniture mimics an old ship. Expect to pay a bit more here since it is the most sought after 5-star luxury hotel in KZN, but the cocktails and the setting will have you totally pleased.

The Verandah Restaurant at The Beach Hotel, P.E

For one of the best ocean views in beautiful Port Elizabeth, just adjacent to Hobie Beach, head over to The Verandah Restaurant at the The Beach Hotel. Enjoy great wine with the sounds of the ocean. Be it for the gourmet burgers, a romantic evening with your special someone on their Wednesday date nights, or a easy sundowner, its the perfect rooftop to enjoy either in the ‘Friendly City.’

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