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SSouth Africa has a vibrant nightlife and all the major cities offer something different. From beach bar clubs, such as Cafe Caprice or Deco Dance in Seapoint, Cape Town to rooftop nightcaps at San Deck in Sandton - South Africa has it all!
From hipster bars and dancing clubs, to historic pubs and bar districts, Johannesburg is sure to show you a good time. The only challenge is that nightlife areas are spread across the city, although this just adds to the variety offered in the City of Gold.
Although Cape Town is filled with many bars and restaurants, there are some which can be classed as exceptional. Asoka is a high-end bar and a good place to start your night. It attracts famous DJs, while the Atlantic Seaboard is the crème de la crème of nightlife experiences in Cape Town. Here you get to party with a sea view!
Enjoy the unique activities, tours, lounges and an all-round great atmosphere that keeps Durban moving at night. It is a guarantee that there is something for you to do, whether you are out on the town with your family or some friends. The weather is great, the food delicious and the people friendly - what more could you want?
HHere are some more of the country’s top night spots to keep you partying long into the night...
Cubaña Latino Cafe, Port Elizabeth
Perhaps it’s time for a Latino and Cuban experience at Port Elizabeth’s authentic Cubaña Latino Cafe.
Cubaña is one of 11 well-established Cubaña cafes situated around South Africa. The vibe is warm and welcoming, guaranteed to get you in a party mood. Cubaña Latino Cafe has a strict smart-casual dress code, so don’t forget to show up looking your best, ready for a night of fun.
Where: 49 Beach Road, Humewood, Port Elizabeth
Contact: +27 41 582 5282
Club Galaxy, Cape Town
The Mother City’s best-known club has ruled Cape Town’s club scene since the late 1970s. The club turns 36 this year, and its long-lived success can be attributed to its high regard for quality in music programming, promotions and service excellence. Club Galaxy boasts a custom-built sound system, four dance floors and nine bars. The club is open Thursday to Saturdays with regular sundown sessions on Fridays, making it the perfect place to kick-off the weekend.
Where: College Road, Rylands, Western Cape
Contact: +27 21 637 9132 or email: email@example.com
Located in the richest square mile on the African continent – Sandton – is Taboo, a nightclub that offers a glamorous and luxurious escape from everyday life. The best local and international DJs and artists provide all night entertainment.
Taboo has a hip-hop dance floor (Luxe Taboo); an intimate VIP lounge – named after one of the world’s finest vodkas – that’s the epitome of luxury (Grey Goose Lounge); an upstairs dance floor pumping only the best house music (Plush Taboo); and an outside chill-out area where you can swim in one of the two pools, or relax and sip your drink at one of the bars.
Where: 24 Central, corner Fredman Drive and Gwen Lane, Sandton
Contact: +27 11 783 2200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Dane, Johannesburg
Great Dane has quickly established itself as a favourite amongst the creative crowd, young professionals and hipsters. It’s an inner city hotspot that combines two of life’s great pleasures: gourmet hotdogs and great tunes. Think mismatched, quirky vintage lanterns, wooden chairs, exposed brick walls and a floor made of five cent coins.
Where: 34 De Beer St
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000
Contact: 011 403 1136
Fiction, Cape Town
It’s all about the music at Fiction.
Fiction is ideally located on Cape Town’s Long Street, making it easily accessible for partygoers. Expect to party all night to techno, nu-rave, indie and almost any other kind of alternative music you can think of. Fiction is also a great platform for underground DJs to showcase their music. The club boasts a revamped dance floor that can now accommodate 200 people.
Fiction is open Tuesday to Friday from 9pm to 4am. Tuesdays are student nights, and Wednesday nights (Equinox Wednesdays) are dedicated to progressive and techno-hybrid music pumping from the speakers.Where: 226 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre
Contact: +27 21 422 0400 or email: email@example.com
South Africa offers a great night out and there are many other places to explore besides what was mentioned above. From Long Street in Cape Town, to the bustling city life of Braamfontein in Johannesburg, there really is something for everyone.