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The amazing thing about sunset is that no sunset is completely the same. And from the best sunset spots in Asia, we’re now featuring the best African sunset spots according to travel travel bloggers. You will find good spots from national parks to beaches to witness this amazing beauty of nature.

1. Kruger National Park, South Africa by Lance and Laura of Travel Addicts

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There’s nothing more spectacular than an African sunset.  On a recent trip to South Africa, we discovered the magic of this special time of day.  Every day while on safari, in the evenings, we would go on game drives, which included the classic sundowner – cocktails in the bush.  And every sundowner came with the opportunity to take in the beauty of the perfect African sunset.  We took this shot on the border of Kruger National Park.  We love how the trees and animals would stand out as black shadows while the sky was bathed in shades of purples.


2. Tofo Beach Sunset by Natasha of The World Pursuit 

Mozambique Coast Sunset

The absolute best place to watch the sunset in the world is on the Mozambican Coast. We spent three weeks traveling Mozambique, but our favorite place to sit and see the sun go down was Tofo Beach. Tofo Beach is located about a half hour past Inhambane and is best reached by your own vehicle, however it is possible to ake a local bus (or “chapa”) to reach this destination.

Tofo is a spectacular beach and during the summer you can find dozens of humpback whales breach just a kilometer offshore with a cheap coconut in hand. The Mozambican coast is really something special and untouched so it’s completely possible to watch the sunset without a single other soul around!


3. Zanzibar, Tanzania by Sarah and Tom of Trip Gourmets

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This stunning palm tree beach sunset was captured on the island of Zanzibar, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar is located off the coast of mainland Tanzania and there is so much to love about this place. The islands main town, Stone Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and can be toured on foot. You can also visit a spice farm, learn about the historic spice trade and what is still one of the main industries of the island. There is wildlife in the form of rare Colobus monkeys in Jozani Forest, and swimming with dolphins in the sparkling Indian Ocean. But the main reason to come here for us was the spectacular beaches. We stayed at the Karafuu Beach Resort, in an beachside villa overlooking the ocean. Go there for a perfect mix of romance and tropical relaxation.


4. Sabi Sands, South Africa by Wendy of World Wide Wendy

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This picture was taken in Sabi Sands, private game reserve in South Africa.  I took it during an evening safari.  Before the sun went down, we bumped into a herd of hundreds of buffalos.  Our ranger parked the car in the middle of the herd.   We didn’t know where to look first.  It was such an impressive moment.  Seeing one buffalo is nice, but this giant group was magnificent.  It felt like we were part of a movie scene.  A few minutes later we were treated to this beautiful sunset.   The golden sky showed us Africa at it’s best.  It made us realise how small and insignificant we are.

If you want to enjoy African sunset like this, go to Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.  It’s connected with Kruger Park and has many luxury lodges to experience an amazing safari trip.


5. Cape Town, South Africa by Chandre of Both Paths 

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Cape Town has various breathtaking spots for sundowners and is definitely an outdoor lovers` paradise. If you are a romantic soul Bloubergstrand would be the perfect place for you and is well known for its breathtaking views of Table Mountain and white sandy beaches. 18.4 km from the city centre to Bloubergstrand, it is easy to take an Uber or the Myciti bus which stops in Table View. You can then take another smaller bus from the station which drops you close to the beach.

Whether you are an early riser or a South African sundowner, there is a perfect sun-gazing view from Bloubergstrand with a view of Robben Island right in front of you where you will be perfectly positioned to catch one of the most spectacular sunsets of your life. There are loads of restaurants/bars around you to end your night off after watching the sunset on Bloubergstrand. I love Bloubergstrand not only because it is my hometown, but because it is home to everyone.


Tune in next for amazing sunset spots in Oceania!

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