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November 26, 2012

Top five day-to-night spots in Cape Town

Enjoy a cocktail with the sand between your toes at The Grand Cafe & Beach. Photo © Cape Town Tourism 

The long, lazy days of summer are upon us, which means endless hours of sun-worshipping on any one of Cape Town’s top beaches.

Luckily, there are a number of great beachside spots where days can easily melt into balmy evenings – with the added bonus of not requiring you to change out of your beach gear

The Grand

Located on a private stretch of beach near the V&A Waterfront, The Grand Café and Beach is one of Cape Town’s trendiest spots to see and be seen. Lounge on comfy chairs with your toes in the sand as you sip on a refreshing drink from the beach bar or nibble on tasty fusion dishes from the bistro-style menu.

Location: Granger Bay Road, Granger Bay
Contact: +27 (0)21 425 0551
Website: www.grandafrica.com

Café Caprice

Overlooking Camps Bay’s wide stretch of sandy beach, Café Caprice is a popular spot amongst locals and visitors alike. Stroll across the main road after a day on the beach for an icy cocktail while the DJs keep the beats coming well into the night.

Location: 37 Victoria Road, Camps Bay
Contact: +27 (0)21 438 8315
Website: www.cafecaprice.co.za

Brass Bell

In keeping with Kalk Bay’s laid back style, the Brass Bell’s fantastic views and various chilled out seating areas make it an instant winner. After working up a hunger in the ocean, head to the Brass Bell for wood-fired pizzas, fresh seafood and live entertainment – all with the waves crashing so close, you can feel the spray.

Location: Main Road, Kalk Bay
Contact: +27 (0)21 788 5455
Website: www.brassbell.co.za

The Bungalow

Formerly La Med, The Bungalow is a casual yet stylish spot located in Clifton. Offering exceptional views over the ocean and featuring sophisticated décor and an extensive drinks menu, the Bungalow is the perfect place to kick back with a cocktail in the company of good friends.

Location: 3 Victoria Road, Clifton
Contact: +27 (0)21 438 2018
Website: www.thebungalow.co.za

The Blue Peter Hotel

For postcard-perfect views of Table Mountain, Blue Peter can't be topped. Lazy days spent on Blouberg Beach, or on the grassy banks in front of the Lower Deck Bistro at Blue Peter, easily translate into sundowners and dinner in a casual setting.

Location: 7 Popham Street, Blouberg
Contact: +27 (0)21 554 1956
Website: http://www.bluepeter.co.za/


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