Sundowners: it’s a word that’s synonymous with summer holidays and evokes images of evening sunlight glinting off your cold cocktail, with sand in your toes and salt on your skin. With the festive season underway, Luane Lavery, Brand Communication Manager for kulula.com suggests some cool spots to enjoy sun downers in Cape Town.
Shimmy Beach Club
Shimmy Beach Club, near the V&A Waterfront has a pool, a restaurant, a faux beach and a superb view of Table Bay. Try its Kinky Afro: cream liqueur, brandy, gourmet chocolate, caramel syrup, peanut butter and fresh cream. It’s a milkshake for grown-ups. Like most joints offering sundowners, Shimmy Beach Club offers alcohol-free ones, like its Safe Sex on the Beach, which is made with cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, peach nectar and a maraschino cherry. For further information, visit www.shimmybeachclub.com
If you fancy something a little different to the usual sundowners with umbrellas, rum and fresh fruit and nudge-nudge-wink-wink names, try the Craft Beer and Canapé Experience at the Leopard Bar at the 12 Apostles Hotel. The hosts have combined the popularity of craft beer with that of food-pairings: five good, locally-produced brews are matched with canapés, with a focus on local produce. For more information, visit www.12apostleshotel.com/food-and-drink/the-leopard-bar