Summertime is cocktail time in Cape Town for sure and a visit to one of the city’s upmarket bars is just the thing after a busy day exploring the Mother City and surrounds.

These are the best places to whet your whistle while staying in Cape Town self-catering accommodation.

The Planet Bar at The Mount Nelson

You can always count on the Mount Nelson for an out-of-this-world experience. The Planet Bar is a laidback but undeniably chic place to hang out with the well-heeled come five o’clock. Picture sipping champagne while soaking up views of Signal Hill overlooking the hotel gardens.

In wintertime, cosy alcoves offer a great place to warm up before heading out on the town. Wines, cocktails, spirits, Cuban cigars and light snacks are all available for your sipping, sampling and savouring pleasure.

Cause Effect

Cause Effect has outgrown its former popular haunt and is now firmly ensconced at the V&A Waterfront.

The address is the only thing that’s changed about this upmarket joint. You can still look forward to Kurt Schlechter, and expert mixologists to whip you up some of the finest locally-inspired cocktails in town.


If you came to Cape Town to take advantage of the sea views as much as you can, head for Chinchilla in Camps Bay. This uber-cool, modern roof top bar is just the place to tap your feet to cool beats while the sun goes down.

A light menu offers the perfect complement to refreshing cocktails and a laid-back vibe.

The Willaston Bar at The Silo Hotel

It’s seems no list of anything to do with Cape Town is complete without a mention of The Silo somewhere. This super-plush Silo Hotel offers some of the best elevated views in the city and deserves a spot on your list of places to relax with a tipple or two after a busy day.

Classic cocktails, gin, whiskey and wine are all up for grabs at this lofty venue.

Bottoms Up!

You’ll find plenty of reason to celebrate when you book your Cape Town self-catering accommodation with us.

Our upmarket apartments are located within the city’s swishest suburbs, placing you just a stone’s throw of the city’s best restaurants, bars and attractions.

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