While Cape Town is beautiful by day, by night, it’s a city of energy, diversity and rhythm.
Barmooda is a chic lounge bar specialising in house, live music and R&B. Head out with friends in tow for an evening of great music and chilled socialising. You’ll find it on the corner of Lower Main and Station Road, Observatory, +27 (0)21 447 6752, www.barmooda.co.za.
St Yves Beach Club is a hot addition to the Camps Bay social scene and has to be the club with the most stunning outlook. Party the night away to the sounds of house, R&B, hip hop and live music with beautiful people and talented DJs. Head to The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay +27 (0)21 438 0826, www.styves.co.za.
ZAR is a haven for sushi lovers and the second in a series of clubs launched by controversial party tycoon Kenny Kunene. Find ZAR at the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel, 47 Main Road, Green Point, +27 (0)79 496 4239.
The Fez is as cheeky and elegant as its host venue, Vaudeville. With its plush surroundings, the best house, R&B and live beats in town and cocktails to die for, this is a great party venue. Pull in with the party crowd at 11 Mechau Street, Cape Town, +27 (0)21 419 7000.
Jade Lounge is the place to countdown to the weekend. This chilled venue dishes out mellow sounds and designer drinks. Check it out at 39 Main Road, Green Point, +27 (0)21 439 4108, www.jadelounge.co.za.
Blakes offers three separate luxurious experiences for lounging around or dancing the night away. Try the Long Bar for cocktails and dining, Salon Privé for members only, or Kimono Lounge and Persian Deck for energetic beats. Find Blakes at 189 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, +27 (0)21 422 4747, www.blakesbar.co.za.
The Sugarhut Club in Cape Town’s East City is inspired by the UK-based nightclub of the same name. It features themed bars, dance floors, chilled lounges and diverse music to suit any mood. You’ll find it in the city centre, corner of Canterbury and Constitution Roads, +27 (0)21 801 5699, www.sugarhutclub.co.za.
Trinity is a club inspired by the United Kingdom’s super clubs, where food and entertainment meet. The Trinity combo features the Trinity Funktion nightclub, Trinity Roof Garden rooftop venue and three restaurants offering different culinary experiences. Check it out at 15 Bennett Street, Green Point, Cape Town, +27 (0)21 418 0624, www.trinitycapetown.co.za.
The Assembly is a warehouse designed to celebrate the magic of live bands, house and rock, and is situated in the heart of Cape Town. Discover where the bands battle it out at 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town, +27 (0)21 465 7286, www.theassembly.co.za.
Chrome is ready to shine every night of the week. This hotbed of house, R&B and hip hop keeps the groove going every night of the week. Get your party shoes on and head to 6 Pepper Street, Cape Town, +27(0)83 700 6078, www.chromect.com.
Bunker 9 is a stylish, upmarket venue in Cape Town’s northern suburbs. Get on down and boogie to the sounds of house, R&B and hip hop at Manhattan Plaza, Edward Street, +27 (0)21 910 0705, www.edwardstreet.co.za.
Galaxy is still going strong after 30 years! This doyenne of the clubbing scene has given Capetonians and visitors of all ages memorable nights on the dance floor for three decades. Most locals will know where to find this hip hop, R&B, jazz and live music venue, but if you’re new in town, head for College Road, Rylands, +27 (0)21 637 9132, www.club-galaxy.co.za.
Club 91 specialises in themed parties and sensual hip hop and R&B beats. Give this relatively new kid on the party block a chance to show you how to party at 91 Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town, +27(0)21 674 9191, www.club91.co.za.
Tiger Tiger burning bright with beats to take you through the night. Keep your inner party animal fed on the sounds of house, R&B and hip hop at the Stadium on Main, Main Road, Claremont, +27 (0)21 683 2220, www.tigertiger.co.za.
The Springbok Pub is perfect for sports lovers. Settle down for a cold one after an intense rugby match, and then burn it up on the dance floor to live music, house, hip hop and R&B at this quaint little pub situated right next to the iconic Newlands Rugby Stadium, 1 Sports Pienaar Road, Newlands, +27 (0)21 671 4252, www.springbokpub.com.
Planet Champagne and Cocktail Bar has nothing whatsoever to do with stargazing and everything to do with rubbing shoulders and enjoying slow-down Sundays with the who’s who of Cape Town. Taste the best drinks and sample tasty snacks under twinkling lights at the classy Mount Nelson Hotel, 76 Orange Street, Gardens, +27 (0)21 483 1000, www.mountnelson.co.za.
Alba Lounge is into funk, R&B, jazz, live music, divine drinks and a harbour view to die for. Head for the Hildebrand Restaurant at Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, +27 (0)21 425 3385, www.albalounge.co.za.
La Med is an oceanside venue that offers the perfect way to end a day of sun and fun at the beach – go in your baggies or bikini if you like. Let your senses loose on fruity cocktails, a good menu, gorgeous sunsets and great hip hop, house, R&B and live sounds, Victoria Road, Clifton, +27 (0)21 438 5600, www.lamed.co.za.
Polana Ordering drinks “on the rocks” will bring a smile, since the rocks of Kalk Bay is where you’ll find this sexy cocktail lounge which specialises in live music and the exotic tastes of a Portuguese- and Mozambican-inspired menu, Kalk Bay Harbour, Kalk Bay, +27 (0)21 788 7162, www.harbourhouse.co.za.
Enjoy being pampered at Mangwanani Spa at Zevenwacht Wine Estate along the famous Stellenbosch Wine Route.
For centuries, mankind has looked upon climbing, hiking and scaling Table Mountain, our wonder of nature as the ultimate challenges – until the discovery of the exhilarating activity, Abseiling, that is!
Diamonds and the associated jewellery are very much engrained in the history of South Africa, with many global diamond and metal mining giants originating here.
Freshly cut flowers – including fynbos species such as king and pincushion proteas, depending on the season – are available from the friendly flower sellers in Adderley Street, where this trade has operated for the past 100 years. These flowers are generally a lot cheaper than anywhere else.
Located at the Diepkloof Airfield – around 70km from Cape Town and 12km north of Malmesbury – Mother City SkyDiving is driven by a passionate team of full-time extreme air-sports professionals with many hours of airtime and thousands of jumps each.
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