6 August 2012 by Denise Slabbert

View from a bar

Pull up a bar stool and enjoy a martini with a view ... here’s a quick look at some of South Africa’s best bars with great views.

Cocktail with a view: Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar, Cape Town.

Our rooftop bars are making waves in international circles. Last month it was announced that Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar in Cape Town was voted 4th in the Condé Nast Traveller's list of Best New Bars in 20 Cities, among some of the best drinking holes in the world.


										Cocktail dreams at Tjing Tjing

Then, just the other day, the CNNGo online travel mag included the Vista Bar at the One&Only Cape Town on its list of 50 Stunning Rooftop Bars and Restaurants.

Both bars are in the Mother City. Tjing Tjing is located in a heritage building in Longmarket Street and, as the name suggests, has a strong Asian leaning. The Asian Persuasion and Ginger Ninja are just 2 of the cocktails you can enjoy from the extensive cocktail menu (there are also loads of fabulous wines on offer).

The bar is in the heart of Cape Town's nightlife district and the views of Cape Town are spectacular.

The Vista Bar at the One&Only Cape Town, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and views of Table Mountain, offers a chichi upmarket experience that reinforces the fact that Cape Town is indeed 1 of the most beautiful cities in the world.


										Vista Bar, One&Only Cape Town

The Vista Bar at the One&Only Cape Town, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and views of Table Mountain, offers a chichi upmarket experience that reinforces the fact that Cape Town is indeed 1 of the most beautiful cities in the world. The menu is pretty extensive and while you're at it, why not stay over. (The One&Only Cape Town was nominated as 1 of the Top 100 Hotels in the World in the recent Travel + Leisure magazine readers' poll, and continues to wave the South African flag.)

Another notable bar with a view in South Africa is the Moya uShaka Pier Bar in Durban. Glance back to the land and you see the sexy curve of the Durban coastline twinkling into the night. The cocktails aren't half bad either.

In Jozi, Randlords is a great place for a cocktail or 2, again with spectacular views of the city at night.

If you're not into designer pubs but are into having your Jack Daniels with a view, then take a trip to the Southern Drakensberg and make your way to the Sani Pass Pub, said to be the highest pub in Africa. The pub itself has seen better days, but the views of the mountains are pretty astounding.


										Moyo uShaka Pier Bar overlooks the ocean

Category: Food & Wine

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