Best Spots to Watch the Sunset & Sunrise over the Mother City

There’s nothing that compares to watching the orange and pink hues move over Table Mountain, waking up the dormant City of Cape Town at its feet. Watching the sunrise give life to Southern Africa is a must see on a visit to Cape Town. Our city boasts the most striking spots to watch the sun creep over the peninsula- and they aren’t only suited for sunrise moments- but sunsets as well. Find below the best Cape Town sunrise and sunset spots.

Cape Point Nature Reserve

What is better than watching the rays of the sun move over False Bay. Make sure that you get there early, the park opens at 6am from October through to March, and 7am from April through to September. The lighthouse will give you the perfect view, ensuring you witness the most breath-taking sunrise you will ever see. Upon your descent, grab a delicious breakfast at the Two Oceans restaurant and watch as the waves crash upon the shore of the Cape of Good Hope.

Want to explore the Cape of Good Hope? Book a spot on our Cape Point & Peninsula Day Tour and experience the beauty of the Cape Point Nature Reserve first-hand.

Signal Hill in Cape Town

A favourite amongst locals, Signal Hill is the perfect spot to view the breath-taking sunrise, or sunset. The spot has a glorious view of City of Cape Town the buzzing V&A Waterfront, and in the distance, you can see the famous Robben Island. The spot is also perfect for watching the sunset while sipping on some delicious sundowners, especially when those sundowners include a delicious vino from the Cape Winelands.

Keen on the vino? Book a spot on our Exclusive Winelands Day Tour for a cycling experience with a twist!

Camps Bay Tidal Pools

This might be our favourite spot to watch the sunrise and sunset from. The tidal pools itself is offers a unique view, but the beautiful hue of the morning sun takes it to the next level. The sunrise at Camps Bay creates beautiful Insta-moments, especially on still days when the water reflects the glorious rays.

skyline from the top of a mountain

Kloof Corner

One of the most underrated sunrise spots in cape Town is an exclusive corner on top of Cape Town called Kloofs Corner. This spot shows you the most glorious parts of the City and beyond, leaving you in awe of natures beauty. And don’t get us started on the numerous insta-worthy moments that this spot provides. Kloof’s Corner is a 20-minute (1.4km) hike. Experience this first-hand by joining us on a guided hike up Table Mountain.

Ready to explore more of what the Mother City has to offer? Take a look at our Day Tours page and experience Cape Town like never before.


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