Best Sunsets in World - Grootbos Sunsets

Posted under Travel Blog by Grootbos on 23rd November 2011

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. One of these evergreen joys that mankind will never tire of, is the brilliance of the sun that revitalises and brings life and beauty - even when it goes to sleep! There is a special magic about sunsets that inspires and awes humankind – as if nature’s bold display of supreme mastery strikes a secret chord within our inner being.

Few things compare to the beauty of a blood red sun slowly dipping into the ocean in a spectacular explosion of vivid and vibrant colours. The Gansbaai area features some magnificent viewing spots to celebrate the sun's cheerful departure into the depths of the sea in Walker Bay. The diversity of the sunsets that constantly transform this bay into a different and ever-changing palet of colour play is simply mesmerising. On foggy days, the sea and sky are turned into a live canvass of fiery reds, purples and orange splashes as if the sun is playing paintball on an infinite landscape. Sunny days are bid farewell with more gradual, gentle strokes of pastel pinks, blues and yellows. When clouds partake in the joyful fire dance, it often culminates in a crescendo of blinding brilliance as if the rays are setting the clouds alight before they all dive into a flaming ocean. Every day yields a new and unique live show never to be repeated.

Some people travel the globe to find the best sunset settings and view points – whether it is in deserts, mountains or along sea landscapes. The best places to witness these live shows in Gansbaai are from the heights of the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Duynefontein mountains, Die Plaat beach in Walker Bay or from the rocks or other vantage points in De Kelders.

Come and join the magic!

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