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Top Places for Nightlife in South Africa
Top Places for Nightlife in South Africa

Top Places for Nightlife in South Africa

South Africa is a unique tourist destination and is home to beautiful architecture, abundant wildlife, and great adventure. South Africa is bursting at the seams with activities, whether indoors or out. After a long day of shopping and eating African cuisine, you may be wondering where the parties take place. From Cape Town to Pretoria, there’s just as much to see and do as there is in the daytime. South African nightlife attracts tourists in because it’s something that you must experience for yourself. From the music and natural beauty to the lights and attractions, you’re sure to have a night that you’ll never forget. If you’re looking for the time of your life, look no further than these South African towns for the best nightlife. Once you visit these towns and get a dose of their party scene, you’re sure to return.

Cape Town

Cape Town is known as the Mother City, and there is a ton to see and do here. There are several great bars and nightclubs where you can party the night away, many of which are open up until the wee hours of the morning. One of the hottest and most talked about areas of Cape Town is Long Street, which is similar to an avenue in New York City. Just like New York, it never sleeps. There is a bar, club, or restaurant on every corner and places are always packed on the oldest party street in Cape Town. The Dubliner is a very popular spot if you’re looking for a party. Locals and tourists prefer this place, so you’re sure to find a mixed crowd here. There’s live music downstairs, a DJ upstairs, and the music is very versatile. This is a pub that offers not only a good time, but drinks at an affordable price. No matter if you’re looking for bar hopping, dancing, or just a place to meet up with friends, this is the place to be.


Johannesburg, also known to the locals as Joburg, is a great town for historic pubs and nightclubs where you can dance the night away. Nightclubs are definitely spread across the city, here, so you need to make sure you have a means of transportation to get around. Of course, if you’re going to be drinking, you may need to take a taxi. The City of Gold really has so much to offer at night. There are several spots to hear live music and there’s always a hip party taking place. One local favorite is Chaf Pozi, which is a restaurant and bar where you can enjoy one of a kind music, wonderful cuisine, and popular music. Their staple is Shiza Nyama, which is a local style of barbecue. This place is a great spot to come and relax and meet new people.


Durban is a beautiful city in South Africa with so much to see and do. There’s a great blend of culture mixed with gorgeous architecture tucked away here. Aside from all the beauty that’s displayed in the daytime, the nightlife scene is just as appealing. Durban is full of premium clubs, bars, and lounges, so no matter what you’re in the mood for, you won’t be disappointed. Whether you’re wanting to hear the latest music, bar hop, or try exclusive drinks, there’s something for you. One place that’s always jumping is Cape To Cairo Nightclub, which has held the title of the best nightclub in KwaZulu-Natal for over six years. This place offers professional service and a first class experience. It’s more than just a nightclub, a place where people gather for a real good time. Another popular night attraction in Durban is the amount of casinos that are in the area, and each one is filled with all of the best food and games. If you’re not able to visit one of the local casinos, you can still find many games online from almost any corner of this vibrant town.

Beer and parties are never too far in South Africa


Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa, is known for its lively atmosphere, with everything from coffee shops to restaurants and shopping. The city is stunning and tourists are always in awe at how much there is to do and experience. The nightlife in Pretoria is no different, where there’s an array of bars, reputable nightclubs, and laid-back lounges. One of the largest and most prestigious nightclubs in the city is Recess. It offers six bars, multiple lounges, as well as a designated smoking area. There’s VIP booths with full bottle service and also a must-see laser light show. This multi-levelled club is one that you must visit when in South Africa. Anyone who’s anyone has frequented this spot. The music is diverse and the crowd is there to have a great time while enjoying great drinks.