A Toast to the City

See and be seen with the locals on your next visit to any one of South Africa’s major cities at some of the ritziest roof tops in town. Whether you are visiting Joburg, Durban or Cape Town, there are sweet spots a plenty to enjoy the view…


Living Room Eco Café

For the best bird’s-eye view in town, visit Joburg’s wonderfully quirky Maboneng Precinct  and the urban jungle oasis of the Living Room Eco Café, serving a little something for everyone – yoga Mondays, Sunday boogey nights, health platters and sumptuous sundowners.

Where are they?
20 Kruger Street, Main Change Building, Maboneng Precinct
Contact: (061) 402 2843

Living Room Eco Cafe

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Fancy something fancy? Randlords is the epitome of such with its unrivalled location on the 22nd floor of the Braamfontein building, boasting 360-degree views of the City of Gold. The venue offers out-of-towners the opportunity to rub shoulders with Joburg’s elite – both young at heart and well- seasoned.

Where are they?
41 De Korte Street, South Point Towers, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Contact: (011) 403 1833


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Lighthouse Bar at the Oyster Box Hotel

Found in one of the liveliest suburbs in Durban – Umhlanga is home to the grand, colonial-inspired Oyster Box Hotel and its super-chic Lighthouse Bar that overlooks Umhlanga beach promenade and the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Sit back in a private booth and revel in Durban’s balmy evening weather and fresh seaside air.

Where are they?
The Oyster Box, 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, KwaZulu-Natal
Contact: (031) 514 5000

Oyster Box Hotel

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Gino’s Sky View Bar

Found in the centre of Durban, this sky high roof top bar boasts unhindered views over Durban’s bustling harbour. Gino’s Sky Bar is found above the iconic Roma Revolving restaurant, and is a go-to hangout for inner city slickers and those wanting to experience the more cosmopolitan side of this laid-back, seaside city.

Where are they?
32nd Floor, John Ross House, Margaret Mncadi Road (formerly Victoria Embankment)
Contact: 031 337 6707

Gino's Sky Bar

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The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room can be found at the top of the ever vivacious Long Street – with its many bars, eateries and stores lining the street, jostling for attention. The Waiting Room is a rich mix of chic, hipster and romantic all in one, boasting fantastic views of Lions Head.

Where are they?
273 Long Street, City Centre, Cape Town
Contact: (021) 422 4536

Cape Town

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Situated in the heart of Cape Town CBD, this Japanese-inspired spot offers cocktails, craft beers, tapas and quirky décor to set the scene for an entertaining night out on the town. Expect an eclectic mix of both indie and electronica tunes and a crowd to match.

Where are they?
165 Longmarket Street, CBD, Cape Town
Contact: (021) 442 4374

Tjing Tjing

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