A Celebration of Summer
Tsogo Sun recently invited ‘it’s a Sher thing’ on a surprise tour of Tsogo Suns favourite sun decks in Jozi. Our tour comprised of four superbly-located sundowner spots around the Fourways, Rosebank, Hyde Park and Sandton areas.
Each deck offers something that is uniquely distinct, the views are all superb and the different food offerings are instagram worthy. Tsogo Sun’s decks offer the perfect location for celebrations, romance, meetings and special occasions. This tour was just in time for our Valentine’s Day plans.
Our journey started off at a hotel inspired by the design of the 15th century Palazzo Corsini villa in Italy, Southern Sun Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/southern-sun-montecasino) is the perfect blend of style and old-world Venetian charm. An elegant lounge area gives way to a one-of-a-kind deck overlooking an infinity pool and a waterscape inhabited by a family of swans. The last Friday of the month is popular for Sundowners on the Deck, with live entertainment and a menu that features meze platters, pizza slices and sliders paired with a bespoke cocktail menu, including a distinctive selection of rum creations.
I loved having cocktails and canapes outside, while looking over the lake, with sweet little ducks and black swans. I would come here for sundowners after a long week.
Our second stop on the tour was a personal favourite. A relaxed and refined atmosphere awaits those who visit 54 on Bath’s tranquil Perrier Jouet Champagne Garden. Situated in the leafy suburb of Rosebank, this luxury Johannesburg hotel offers a signature blend of luxury, style, and intuitive service that extends to its Champagne Bar and Garden. Perfectly positioned below a pool deck that almost spans the length of the property itself, 54 on Bath Champagne Garden’s enchanted ambience is unmatched (https://www.tsogosun.com/54-on-bath).
The view was gorgeous, you could take pics on the swing, play a game of crouquet and it just seemed every corner of this rooftop garden was instagrammable. The staff were well trained, our glasses never empty and the food was superb. I actually tasted something called samphire (water asparagas) which was a first for me. I’ve never had, seen or heard of this gorgeous green before. I had a fish dish at this restaurant and it was absolutely superb. I’m definitely coming back here!
Next up was Island Bar at Southern Sun Hyde Park (https://www.tsogosun.com/southern-sun-hyde-park-sandton). This was the second last stop on our tour, it offers guests the opportunity to unwind and sample cocktails in the splendour of an unforgettable Highveld sunset. A carefully curated menu featuring light snacks and indulgent beverages await, with service excellence to match. Breath-taking panoramic views and a truly sophisticated setting in the heart of Hyde Park have made this the Best Sundowner Spot as voted by the public in the Best of Joburg Awards.
The Friday Sundowner (https://www.tsogosun.com/southern-sun-hyde-park-sandton/offers/friday-sundowner) gets the weekend started with a line-up of top South African DJs each Friday from 16h30. I enjoyed a cappuccio and some delicious desserts at this restaurant. Their macaroons were absolutely scrumptious.
Our tour ended at the Sandton Sun’s (https://www.tsogosun.com/sandton-sun-hotel) rooftop restaurant – San Deck – has cemented its status as one of the top sundowner spots in the country with an extensive refurbishment and refreshed menu, created by Chef Gerard Vingerling. Set against the backdrop of the Sandton skyline and featuring social hubs, fire pits and seating designed for relaxation, this uniquely African meeting spot vibrates with the energy of the precinct and its people. The music complements the contemporary and energetic heart of South Africa’s business hub, and, come sunset, resident DJs deliver a pulsating Afrocentric beat. The beverage menu is a true showcase of the quality of South African spirit, beer, wine, MCC and cider producers.
Tsogo Sun has a portfolio of over 100 hotels and 13 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more details, visit https://www.tsogosun.com