By Nomali Cele
Imagine being whisked away on a whirlwind tour of the city’s best sundowner spots. That was a recent experience we had with Tsogo Sun who wanted to show off the many Decks of Tsogo. Tsogo Sun wanted to show us that the end of the work doesn’t have to mean the end of the day. With the decks of Tsogo as your destination, the end of the workday is only the beginning.
These are the four sundowner spots in Johannesburg we visited on the afternoon and evening and what each of them has to offer.
Southern Sun Montecasino
Of all the four Decks of Tsogo we got an opportunity to visit, none gave off a stronger Sunday vibe than the deck at the Southern Sun in Monte Casino. The wooden deck sits over water, which is home to swans. It’s rare to be in nature while living the city life so this Tsogo Sun deck is a welcomed surprise.
The infinity pool is also not bad to look at. In keeping with the theme of Montecasino, there is bread, pizza and pesto on the menu and wonderful wines that your sundowners may just feel like an evening in the Italian countryside. During our time there, there was a man singing and playing the guitar, which tied up the ambience nicely.
54 on Bath Deck
The space at 54 on Bath is luxurious and is perfect for everything from a girls’ day to other intimate, special events. The lawns, fitted with croquet apparatus, scream relaxation.
The Perrier Jouet Champagne Garden will be the venue for all your happy memories if you like all things pretty with a touch of something special. The 54 on Bath mood spills out into the garden and you feel that you are indeed in one of the best sundowners sports in Johannesburg.
Island Bar at Southern Sun Hyde Park
We arrived at the third location of the Decks of Tsogo tour after seven in the evening. The inside area had nice mood lighting and the deck overlooked the numerous lights that litter the Johannesburg skyline. One thing of note about the Southern Sun Hyde Park Pool Deck is how cosy it feels and how it lends itself to an evening of cognac and cigars.
At the Southern Sun Hyde Park deck, we enjoyed dessert and the view.
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Of all the Tsogo Sun decks we visited, the San Deck was the one that felt most like a night out that can go on indefinitely. With fire pits and comfortable furniture, San Deck offers a view of Sandton and a sprawling night out ahead.
The various decks of Tsogo offer different moods and are great for different occasions. Take a detour after your day and go watch the sunset at these wonderful Tsogo Sun properties.
Images were supplied by Tsogo Sun