September 18, 2023

6 Luxury Cape Town villas that are all about the sunset views

Summer is undoubtedly when Cape Town shines – and these 6 villa rentals perfectly capture the incredible light and breathaking views that the city has to offer. Generous outdoor areas, Instagram-ready vistas and designer interiors, these top luxury stays from In Residence by Pieter Brundyn are really selling sunset.

6 Luxury Cape Town villas that are all about the sunset views

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Obsidian's garden terrace looks out over the Atlantic

Obsidian, Clifton

A frontrunner for the city’s most sought-after villa, Obsidian ticks all the ultimate-villa-experience boxes: down-to-the-last-detail luxury, absolute privacy, and total immersion in nature (yet still only a few minutes from the city’s top restaurants and bars). Yet it's the extraordinary sunset vistas that really steal the show. 

Perched against the mountain slope, this five-level home is built to capture its extraordinary location – with each floor opening up to panoramic views.

The villa also comes with a fully specced Range Rover Autobiography in the garage, available exclusively to guests. 


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Sunsets views at Halcyon are some of Cape Town's best

Halcyon, Bantry Bay

This spacious villa in the idyllic Bantry Bay neighbourhood know how to capture its incredible views over the Atlantic. 

Discreetly hidden from view, Halcyon makes a dramatic statement as soon as you enter, greeting you with a grand living room complete with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a clear view of the ocean. The uppermost floor is decorated in a soothing palette of champagne tones, warm taupe, and earthy mushroom, while downstairs (where you’ll find the wind-sheltered pool), the lower two levels play out in cocooning shades of ebony and charcoal.


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Beyond was designed by architectural firm SAOTA to capture the incredible vantage point of the site

Beyond, Clifton

Beyond is the villa that all others strive to, offering incredible views of the surrounding mountains and the ocean, award-winning architecture, and the newest luxury amenities.

Few areas on Cape Town's famed coastline are as stunning as Clifton, and this one-of-a-kind villa rental  makes the most of its unique setting, its weightless design making it feel like you’re floating above the ocean.

Despite its breathtaking architecture, this is a family home (with 6 generous bedrooms) geared towards long summer days spent outdoors - either swimming in the pool, surfing at nearby beaches, or hiking the incredible mountain terrain that's just out the front door.


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The twisting architecture of Iron Man House with the Twelve Apostles mountains in the distance

Iron Man House, Clifton 

One of the most-shared luxury villas on social media, this architectural masterpiece – an homage to classic mid-century Southern California Modernism and available exclusively through In Residence by Pieter Brundyn – is straight out of the movies. 

The sunken entertainment pavilion is cantilevered over the pool, offering unmatched views of the surrounding Atlantic from one of the city’s most dramatic – and exceptional – addresses, while the outdoor areas are shielded against the famous Cape wind.


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City views from the living room and pool at Cape Kloof

Cape Kloof, Higgovale

Set at the foot of Lion’s Head, with spectacular views of Table Mountain and Table Bay, this four-bedroom, luxury villa would fit right in the next James Bond movie. From the outside, it resembles a giant light box but step inside and you’ll discover it completely opens up to panoramic city, ocean and mountain views.

Cape Kloof provides guests with alfresco dining, a plunge pool and barbecue, elevator, fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar.


From its dizzying elevation, Sea Lion delivers unmatched views across the landscape and ocean

Sea Lion, Fresnaye

Bordering Table Mountain National Park, where the air is fragrant with the scent of fynbos, Sea Lion  is as high as you get by road. Step across the threshold and you’re met with a vast yet welcoming double-volume living area with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island across the heated 13-metre pool. The interiors, including 4 generous  bedrooms, draw inspiration from the surrounding landscape – rough granite, warm walnut, and pops of gem tones make this the perfect escape for discerning guests looking for the ultimate mountainside escape.

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