See Cape Town from new heights with these amazing rooftop venues where you can enjoy spectacular views while cracking open a cold one, taking a dip in a pool, watching a classic movie, or welcoming the new day with a Sun Salutation. There is a rooftop in Cape Town for every occasion whether you just want to relax with friends after a long day or you are hosting an event.
Here are 6 of the best rooftop spaces the City has to offer.
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1. “BO-OP” ROOFTOP
Hosting numerous rooftop events like yoga, sunset sessions with live music, and secret sunrise this rooftop space has a spectacular view of table mountain and the surface of the roof is covered from corner to corner in water-wise, artificial grass.
It is situated in the Bo Kaap on Wale Street, you enter through Harvest Cafe & Deli where you can grab a bite to eat before or after your yoga or secret sunrise session. Harvest Cafe & Deli has something for everyone. They have vegan, vegetarian, and banting options on their healthy vibrant menu.
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2. GRAND DADDY HOTEL
The legendary and luxurious Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel is the world’s only rooftop trailer park. Apart from being a trailer park, there is also a cinema called Pink Flamingo and a Sky Bar you can visit.
“In the heart of Cape Town, our hotel is proud to reflect our vibrant country’s culture, enhanced by original, proudly South African design.”
PINK FLAMINGO ROOFTOP CINEMA
Sit amongst the vintage Airstream trailers that are parked on the roof while watching the silver screen under the Cape Town sky.
You have the choice of three seating options when you book your movie tickets: General Seating, the Love Seat, or get cozy on the Couch. They all include a welcome drink, bag of sweets and popcorn. You can also order a picnic basket for an additional cost.
They have popular classic films showing regularly. Check out their upcoming shows and dates on their website.
If movies aren’t really your thing and you’ll prefer to enjoy a drink at the bar while watching the sunset then Sky Bar is where it’s at. Enjoy a glass of bubbly, or an ice cold beer or cocktail with the view of Cape Town’s Skyline. They are open from Wednesday to Saturday, 4pm to 8.30pm during winter, and from Monday to Saturday, noon to 8.30pm in summer. It is best to call in advance, because the bar is weather dependent.
Find them on 38 Long Street, Cape Town, 8001
e: email@example.com | +27 21 424 7247
3. CLOUD 9
Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, on the roof of Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa lies a hidden gem that overlooks the Mother City with an incredible 360-degree view which includes Table Mountain. This bar was voted by Cape Town Magazine as the No1 rooftop bar. They serve great cocktails and sourdough pizzas and on the lower deck, they have a plunge pool you can take a dip in on a hot day.
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To make a reservation or book the venue for an event email them on firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on +27 (21) 424 0291
Find them on 12 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
4. CARTEL ROOFTOP VENUE
This New York inspired rooftop bar is Cape Town’s most premier rooftop bar and event venue. This upmarket bar-lounge has the capacity to accommodate up to 220 individuals, it is the largest rooftop space in the City. With a modern bar and kitchen, it is the perfect venue for high-end parties, events, functions or even weddings.
Cartel is located at 71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town. To book this venue for your classy event email Nina on email@example.com or give them a call on +27 76 336 2130
5. THE DECK ROOFTOP POOL & BAR
Take a dip, catch some rays and enjoy a refreshing cocktail or beer on The Deck Rooftop Pool and Bar situated on the Fourth Floor, Cape Quarter, 27 Somerset Rd, De Waterkant in Cape Town.
Enjoy the views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, and the surrounding city while you relax.
They are open on Tuesday to Saturday at 10 am to 7 pm
Call them on 076 643 0287 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
6. THE VUE
Experience picturesque 360-degree views of Cape Town and beyond on this gorgeous rooftop bar and lounge. They serve delicious tapas and creative cocktails on their deck located on the top floor of the Mirage building in De Waterkant. This venue is perfect for cocktail parties or events. To book, email them on email@example.com or call them on +27 21 418 3065
Location: The Vue, Floor 15, 40 Chiappini Street, Cape Town, 8001
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