Nightlife in South Africa

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           Nightlife in South Africa

After driving around all day in your rental vehicle from enjoying the amazing sites that daytime South Africa has to offer why not get ready to enjoy all the sites that this exciting land has to offer after dark.  Luckily for all those looking forward to clubbing the night away, the bars and clubs of Cape Town are in close proximity to one another making them easy to find as long as you have a rented car.

           The Concept:

A newer club in the heart of the inner city, this dance haven has fast become a popular must, offering three separate dance floors. The first of which is the Pascha which is the house floor of the Club, second is The Mainstay lounge, and Tapas lounge and to top of it all off, there is the R&B floor, Chrome. The Concept is located at 6 Pepper Street, right beside the Gallery Café.

St. Yves

A gem along the Camps Bay beachfront this club offers breathtaking landscape and ocean views. A club like no other that has definitely earned its name as Cape Town’s ultimate Beach Club, St Yves offers partiers the chance to dance the night away surrounded by bespoke luxury. Where the who’s who of Cape Town hang out you’re sure to mingle with a few celebs in your stilettos. It is located at the Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, directly in front of the ocean.

 La Med:

Quite possibly one of the most popular and well-renowned beachside perches in all of Cape Town. With an atmosphere that is quite simply fresh yet trendy, La Med invites cocktail lovers to sit back and enjoy the scenery and their delicious pizzas while grooving to the sounds of live acts such as Gold Fish. Whether there to enjoy a beer at sunset or to simply watch the waves roll in, La Med’s electric surroundings make it the ideal place to start the night off at or to spend the rest of your night. It is located at Glen Country Club, Victoria Road, Clifton, near the Ridge.


Renowned as a funky, stylish cigar lounge and whiskey bar, Opium has become the place to be when it comes to indulgent nightlife experiences. It is known for its over the top parties and special events that make Opium a club unlike any other. The way the club is set up makes it perfect for those who just want to relax and chill out as well as those who are pumped up and ready to dance the night away. Opium offers it visitors amazing sound that is enhanced by live performances by some of South Africa’s best DJs. It is located in Dixon Street, de Waterkant in Green Point and like most clubs in Cape Town is easy to find.

 Oblivion Wine Bar:

A European wine bar that is the definition of a funky good time, Oblivion offers an extensive wine list. Enjoy the wine offerings while lazing on large leather couches playing board games or wait until the tables and chairs are moved aside to create the dance floor for a night of takkie squeeking and socializing. Driving to it is quite simple as its located right beside Third Avenue on 22 Chichester Road, Claremont.

 Hemisphere Now called 31:

Those in search ofa truly sophisticated, sleek and sexy club will end their search at 31 with its ritzy yet relaxed décor that makes this club stylish yet comfortable. It’s located on the 31stfloor of the Absa Building – being located on one of the top floors of one of the tallest buildings in the city centre means that you can enjoy panoramic 180 degree views of the lights below and really dance above the city. With regular events and an always crowded dance floor, you can enjoy R&B and dance music, and if you’re lucky enough you may even find yourself in the exquisite VIP room, the SKYY Lounge. The Absa Building is located at the bottom of Riebeek Street.

Bossa Nova:

If you want to experience the flair of Latin music in all its glory while in Cape Town, then Bossa Nova is where you’ll be able to find all the Spanish flair you’re after. Bossa Nova has burned its way into the hearts of tourists and locals as an upbeat haven for dancing into the wee hours of the night. Open Tuesday through Saturday, this Latin club invites Latin American Music lovers and dancers to put on their salsa shoes and feel the rhythm. Located on 43 Somerset Road, Green Point, Bossa Nova is around the corner from Opium, making it easy to hop in your rented vehicle and experience all the nightlife Green Point has to offer.