Recharge and soak up gold on SA’s rooftops

The best rooftop bars to soak up golden sunsets and drinks (Image: iStock)
The best rooftop bars to soak up golden sunsets and drinks (Image: iStock)

From breath-taking views, gardens in the sky and crystal-clear pools – rooftop bars make catching the golden hour over some golden revitalising brews a magical summer experience.

You'll find hot new additions popping up around the country, and firm favourite rooftop bars looking out at every city skyline this summer. From Radisson RED’s quirky poolside food truck to Moroccan House’s colourful and intricate décor, and Moyo uShaka’s idyllic floating location – there are so many epic bars that capitalise on our gorgeous summer sunshine with a cold drink in hand.

Decked out with plush garden decks, glittering pools and the best city and oceanside views you could ask for. Here are 16 of the best rooftop bars around the country to soak up some sun this summer:

Cape Town

Cape Town has many great places to catch a drink with some friends, but here are some of rooftop bars that’ll offer you the best viewing seat this orange summer:

Sky Bar


Gigi Rooftop

Radisson RED

The Piano Bar



While beach sunsets might not be possible in the City of Gold, catching majestic sunsets over the plains and cityscape of Jozi is a sight to behold. You can be sure to capture the wonder which holds true to the city’s Xhosa name – eGoli,  over at these rooftop bars: 

San Deck, Bar & Restaurant


Copper Bar


Living Room Jozi


Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff



Durban is a summer haven, with its warm beaches and sunny plazas, soaking up a breath-taking sunrise or sunset will leave you feeling relaxed. Here are some of the best rooftop bars to catch a glimpse of it while in the Spicy City:  

Views at Twenty5


Panorama Bar


The Lighthouse Bar at The Oyster Box


Moyo uShaka Pier Bar



Pretoria is also stunting with stunning sunny views you can catch over at these rooftop bars:

Brasserie de Paris


Moroccan House, La Terrasse Rooftop Café & Deli


Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient


Priva Gastrolounge


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