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Dance the Night Away

With summertime on its way, the party scene heats up. Cape Town’s nightclubs offer all-night entertainment, live music and guest DJ’s from across the world. From Camps Bay to Kalk Bay, there are “party hubs” to be found across the city. Nestle into the local scene at one of many English style pubs or rub shoulders with the sun-kissed and beautiful at any number of stylish wine and cocktail bars in the City Centre and Atlantic Seaboard. Fun is never far away.


A Posh Night Out

A city like Cape Town begs to be celebrated in luxurious style. From cigar, whiskey and wine bars, to entertaining and thought-provoking theatre performances and excellent restaurants all round, the visitor in search of a sophisticated experience will be spoilt for choice. Go one step further and hire a private chef or charter a yacht at sunset…you only live once!

Open Air Entertainment

No one goes inside when the sun sets on summery Cape Town. Besides bar hopping and a night of dancing, there are a multitude of open-air entertainment options to be experienced under the African stars.

New Year’s Eve in Cape Town

New Year’s Eve is arguably Cape Town’s biggest party night, celebrated at the city’s trendiest beach fronts, its best nightclubs, street parties and swanky events. For many, it’s a time of festivity ahead of grave determination to conquer those New Year’s resolutions. Yet New Year’s Eve 2013 is of much, much more significance… it hails in South Africa’s twentieth year of democracy and Cape Town’s year as World Design Capital 2014 (WDC 2014)

Sundowners with a View

After a long, hard day – whether shopping and sightseeing or sunning yourself on the beach – it is only right to claim your rewards with a thirst-quencher befitting the occasion.

Nightlife Fact Sheet

If the city centre is the heart of Cape Town’s nightlife then Long Street is the main artery, with its energy emanating outwards along Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof and Somerset Road, Green Point all the way onto the Atlantic Seaboard and Cape Town’s sunset capital, Victoria Road in Camps Bay.

Bar Hopping – Cape Town's Coolest Watering Holes

Cool bars, pool bars, sports bars, rooftop bars, old-school bars, hipster bars and more; Cape Town offers bars of all kinds for every taste…

New Year’s Eve in Cape Town – NYE

New Year’s Eve in Cape Town is an absolute delight! Cape Town is arguably the most beautiful city in the world and New Year’s Eve has become the city’s biggest party night.

Summer Parties – Cape Town’s Best Beach Parties

Cape Town summer nights are long and fabulous, doors are always open and views spectacular. The city is in a good mood and tanned bodies and relaxed, happy faces let you know you are on holiday.

Sounds of Summer – Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts are a series of live, outdoor music concerts at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden amphitheatre that take place on Sunday evenings from
the end of November until the beginning of April the following year and features some of the biggest South African bands.