2020 has been a year that has really tested our ability to celebrate and find lightness. Despite it all, sunsets are still a universal thing that brings colour to our lives. Here is our pick of 6 ways in which you can celebrate sunsets this summer – whether you looking for an exclusive sundowner location, sunset yoga, an excuse to get silly and dance or an outdoor movie.
The Bungalow brings you the ultimate in Clifton cool, with commanding views of the Twelve Apostles, Lion’s Head and the Atlantic Ocean. Come in straight off the beach and mix with the city’s elite in a vibrant cocktail of champagne and sunsets.
This summer season, The Bungalow is hosting The Bungalow Summer Sound Series, mixing ocean breeze, beats and cocktails, all chilled. Arrive on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings for live beats from their resident DJs. Expect features from CYA C Deep, Sibz and Dino Michael to name a few, each DJ spinning beats to take you from the beach to bar from 4pm to 7pm.
To see this weekend’s line-up, set times and to find more information, visit The Bungalow Facebook page.
Where: The Bungalow, Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Rd, Clifton
The Om Revolution offers yoga whenever, wherever and however you wish! This summer, they are offering outdoor yoga classes, many of which happen at dusk.
On Tuesdays at 4.15pm, The Om Revolution offers yoga classes at Green Point Park, led by Lee-Ann Elliott and at 4.30pm in Plattekloof at Frikkie Knoetze Park. Every Wednesday evening at 6pm, Nadia invites you to escape the four walls of your office and join her for yoga at the Century City Oval. The Thursday Om Revolution classes take place at 4.30pm in Somerset West and at 5.30pm at Green Point Park. If you’d prefer to practice on the weekend, there are classes at the Company Gardens, Green Point Park and at 5.30pm on Sunday, Clifton 3rd Beach.
All of The Om Revolution yoga classes are R60 prebooked or R80 drop-in, payable by cash, SnapScan or MyPay. Bring along your own mat, towel or sarong.
Where: Various parks, beaches and nature spaces across Cape Town.
Known for its string of contemporary sophisticated eateries, The Kove Collection introduces the newest hot spot to hit the Camps Bay strip. Chinchilla is an exclusive rooftop venue and the first of its kind in Camps Bay. Touted as the location for both the discerning dinner and the sundowner set, Chinchilla rooftop café & bar is set to simmer this summer – with the view being the only distraction from the food, world-class cocktails, music and vibe.
Come the weekend, the music comes alive as their resident DJ’s hit the decks from late afternoon until sunset, Friday through to Sunday. Each weekend brings a unique experience and Sunset Grooves line-up.
For more information on this exclusive location and their summer-long Sunset Grooves, visit the Chinchilla Facebook page.
Where: Chinchilla, Shop 120, Second Floor, The Promenade Building, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay
At The Galileo, when the sun sets the stars really come out, with a glittering line-up of romantic comedies, cult classics, musicals, adventure sports and family favourites that let you cuddle up and be entertained.
The Galileo Royale is their brand-new spin-off to the popular Galileo screenings taking place every Wednesday. Lap up the luxury in an intimate setting with a one hour live music performance, movie, backrest, blanket, welcome drink, appetiser and popcorn.
The Galileo Picnic provides the classic and cherished Galileo experience, with a local artisanal market, giant lawn games and social picnic before the start of the movie at sunset.
The Galileo Drive-In will form part of The Galileo’s schedule every Friday, as the need for a covid-friendly option has been appreciated by movie-goers across the Cape. Pre-order a selection of goodies or bring along your favourite snacks for a nostalgic night out.
Visit the Galileo website or Facebook page to view the upcoming shows, their locations and starting times as well as to book your tickets.
Where: Various venues in Cape Town and at surrounding wine farms.
Understatedly stylish, Incognito’s striking steel frame design is juxtaposed against the classic beauty of the Alphen’s gardens, making for a picturesque location for celebrating, vibrant cocktail parties and tailored events.
This summer, Incognito is the location for the Secret Garden Summer Grooves. Arrive at this exclusive event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and expect summer vibes and live smooth grooves among the historic oak trees of Constantia. Resident DJs, including Shoemaker, DJ Sox and Dario Leite will be accompanying you from late afternoon until dusk. On Thursday evenings at 6.30pm to 9pm, Incognito invites you to the Live Jazz Trio, showcasing Muneeb Hermans, Blake Hellaby and Nick Williams.
Whilst there, you may take advantage of their menu consisting of contemporary light bites, signature cocktails, local wines and artisanal spirits.
For more information and to stay up-to-date on this weekend’s line-up, visit the Incognito Facebook page.
Where: Incognito Bar, Alphen Drive, Constantia
Secret Sunrise is a global silent guided dance and meditation community. They are on a mission to celebrate life and change the world through music, movement and connection. The unique concept was born under African skies and has spread throughout South Africa and rippled out to the rest of the world.
Headsets are handed to you on arrival. The Secret Sunrise accredited facilitators guide you through many genres of music. The public sessions encompass a variety of mindful practices, including meditation, breathwork, movement and dance.
Secret Sunrise has two upcoming events, with frequent new event releases. The first one is a Suit-Up Pre-Work Mayhem, taking place at the Croquet Lawn, V&A Waterfront on Friday, 27 November at 6.30am. They also have a Summer Carnival event taking place on St. James beach on Saturday, 28 November at 7am.
Secret Sunrise welcomes all bodies, ages and fitness levels, backgrounds and creeds. Their aim is to be fully accessible. For more information or to book, visit their website.
Where: Various location across Cape Town