Summer evenings call for beautiful views and delicious drinks. Fortunately, these are abundant on the North Coast! Find out where to enjoy a sunset in Umhlanga this season.
1.Sunsets & Mermaids
For all those who appreciate la dolce vita, the good life, Sunsets & Mermaids is a bustling all-day meeting place in the heart of Umhlanga Village. Catch up with family and friends over breakfast, coffee or lunch… but come sunset… there’s only one place to be! Sunsets & Mermaids is Umhlanga’s most popular spot for cocktails. Whether it’s a classic aperol spritz you’re after, or something more exotic like a Miami Vice, Mississippi or Golden Hour, our mixologists weave their magic behind the bar to produce your favourite libation. Come for sundowners and stay for dinner. Great venue, delicious food, la dolce vita vibe…that’s Sunsets & Mermaids! Open daily from 7:30am. Details: www.sunmer.co.za; 031 943 3044; IG: @sunsets_mermaids; FB: Sunsets & Mermaids
2. The Oyster Box
Occupying a majestic location on the Umhlanga beachfront, The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most celebrated hotels, as famous for its breath-taking sea views as the understated luxury and gracious hospitality that have become the hallmarks of this cherished seaside destination. Whether it’s for sundowners or a sushi platter, pre-dinner drinks or a quiet nightcap, you’ll find a spot at The Oyster Box that’s perfect for you. Choose between the seaside chic of The Oyster Bar, cosy charm of the Chukka Bar, or the vibrant décor and panoramic sea views at the rooftop Lighthouse Bar. Whichever you prefer, the stylish bars of The Oyster Box offer unforgettable opportunities to toast another memorable day in Africa.
Details: www.oysterboxhotel.com; 031 514 5000; IG: @theoysterbox; FB: The Oyster Box
3. Black Lounge
Visit Black Lounge, one of Durban’s finest restaurants, for a delightful experience. They offer a wide range of cocktails from morning till sunset, making it the perfect place for a cozy date night, post-work drinks, or celebrating special occasions with your friends. The team of expert mixologists craft exquisite drinks, and they also have a great selection of wine, beer, and champagne to satisfy your every craving.
Details: Shop 1, Oceans Mall, 7 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga;
082 736 7721; IG: @blackoceansmall; Facebook: BLACK
Summer vibes are in full swing at Hooters! Sip, savour, and soak up the sun with their refreshing cocktail variety, ranging from the classics, American Hooters signatures, Long Island iced teas and their Red Bull inspired selection. Join the ultimate cocktail experience every Friday from 4pm, where all cocktails are half price! Hooters also boasts a varied food menu, including options like wings, seafood, steak sandwiches and tacos.
Details: 2 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, www.hooters.co.za; 031 942 3401; IG: @hooterssa; FB: HootersSA
5. PERERE by Gushima
Perere is a place where friends meet. It’s the perfect venue for any occasion. It’s that time of the year again – time to celebrate the perfect ending to a tough year. The team at Perere offers a range of delicious cocktails, a la carte meals, sushi and seafood. Come and unwind in this amazing venue with stylish decor, delicious food and impeccable service. Details: Oceans Mall, Umhlanga; 031 561 9082; IG: @perere.oceansmall; FB: Perere Oceans Mall