Cape Town’s sunsets are a delight, there’s no doubting that, but what about the other end of the day? Just because the Mother City is on the West Coast doesn’t mean you won’t be able to watch the sun rise in all its glory to start off another perfect day while staying in accommodation in Cape Town.

Here’s where to go:

Table Mountain

This is one you’re going to have to earn. The Cableway doesn’t open until well after sunrise, so you’ll have to hike to the top if you want to watch the sun rise over the city suburbs. Apart from the gorgeous view, the chance of breakfast at the Table Mountain Café afterwards makes it all worthwhile.

Spitzkop Viewpoint

If you’re heading along the Garden Route for a few days, drive up to Kysna’s highest peak for views of the sun rising over Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Knysna Forest. You can drive all the way to the viewpoint, look for the signs along the R339 between Knysna and Uniondale

The V&A Waterfront

Planning a shopping spree or a day full of historic enchantments? The V&A Waterfront has it all in spades. It also boasts one of the city’s most beautiful sunrises. Take a stroll along the docks in the beautiful early morning light and lap it all up.

Knersvlakte Nature Reserve

This little-known treasure in the heart of Namaqualand offers unique bio-diversity, plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking and stunning sunrises. The vast skyline, arid plains and Matzikamma Mountains make for a magical start to the day.

Muizenberg Beach

Muizenberg Beach offers clear white sands, fresh sea breezes and blazing sun rises to kickstart a day of surfing, sunbathing and unique shopping.

The Karoo

The Karoo is lovely any time of the day but it’s at its best as the sun rises over these arid grasslands and rocky hills. Some of the best places to enjoy the view include the Swartberg Pass, Weltevrede Road in Prince Albert, the Teeberg Lookout and the Karoo National Park.

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