Picture Perfect: Blouberg
The trouble with great views is that there’s always a gently shoving crowd in the way. Well, this is far from the case on the enormous – and often empty - Blouberg Beach.
Cunningly located on the north shore of Table Bay with its outrageous views of Table Mountain glowing in the soft light of a setting sun, Blouberg Beach is the classic image that you see on postcards, so save yourself the cost of buying one and go and see it for yourself.
Designer Sunsets: Clifton and Camps Bay
Cape Town's most fashionable city beaches have all the ingredients for a memorable sunset: a cosy, intimate setting, the sleekest bronzed bodies in town and a jovial, let's-party-later vibe.
Throw in a gleaming white yacht adding contrast to the sapphire sea, light a candle or two and you have the mother of all sunsets.
Table Mountain: A bird's eye view
Forget the hot, fidgety queues during the day – pack a picnic, wait until after 6pm and catch the cable car (half price at this time) to the top of Cape Town's icon: Table Mountain.
The last cable car is down by 10pm so you have plenty of time to marvel at the views, plus you'll be getting a truly unforgettable show as the sun slowly melts into the west. This deal only happens in December and January; make it a must-do.
Dominic Chadbon checks out the view in High Rise Cocktails.
Signal Hill: The World's Best Car Park
For the more sedentary, try Signal Hill. Drive the winding view-laden road all the way to the car park, switch off and tune into the sunset. Ice cream salesmen do a roaring trade and picnicking families add to the great atmosphere.
Lion's Head: The walking sunset
Jaw-dropping views over the city and Atlantic coast are your reward for the hike up Lion's Head, a great lump of granite gazing sternly over Cape Town.
It's a bit of a walk but at least you are given a choice between the easy path and the more difficult one which involves a bit of climbing up chains that have been thoughtfully bolted into the slabs of smooth rock.
Lovely La Med
It's Cape Town's number one sundowner venue: the world meets, chats and flirts at this let-it-all-hang-out bar located within a bikini's throw of Clifton and Camps Bay beaches.
Decent food, live music and a young, happy crowd – who could ask for more? Call in sick on Monday morning as Sunday evenings are legendary.
The Camps Bay Strip
If you want to be seen and are in the mood for a little extravagance, grab your Gucci gear and head for the über-bars of the palm-lined Camps Bay Strip - Caprice and the Sand Bar are perennial favourites with the svelte in-crowd.
Just behind the V&A Waterfront is the Radisson, a fairly unassuming hotel but one that boasts killer views over the Atlantic.
It's popular with locals and by early evening the bar is heaving with city business people but it could also have something to do with the groaning platters of free bar snacks.