It’s the height of the Cape Town summer and sultry days end in spectacular sunsets over the Atlantic. This is the time for outdoor living, al fresco dining and spending quality time with loved ones.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to take a picnic up Signal Hill, marvel in the views and watch the night fall. A City Sightseeing Sunset Tour gives passengers the freedom to sit back and enjoy a relaxed trip up and down the hill from a vantage point up high.
The Sunset Tour is not the usual hop-on, hop-off journey, but a three-hour loop via some of Cape Town’s most beautiful spots, arriving at the top of Signal Hill in time to see the sun dip into the ocean, offset by vistas of Lion’s Head and lights starting to twinkle down below.
Passengers are encouraged to bring along picnics or snacks, a small blanket to sit on, something warm in case the evening chill sets in – and a camera to record the views and a special evening of togetherness.
The Sunset Tour runs every evening from Stop 1 at the V&A Waterfront outside the Two Oceans Aquarium, leaving between 5.30pm and 6.00pm. There is also a connecting shuttle departing to the V&A Waterfront from Stop 5 in Long Street at 5pm. Passengers are asked to be at Stop 1 at least 15 minutes before departure.
* The Sunset Tour runs daily until May 2, except for March 11.
Cost: R110 for adults and R60 for children. Book online at www.citysightseeing.co.za for a R20 discount, or at City Sightseeing’s tour offices.