Best Things to Do in South Africa on a Night Out

Let’s quashed those rumours that South Africa sucks! From Johannesburg to Cape Town, there is plenty of nightlife happening which incorporates all our wonderful people and culture. From Springbok to Durban, entertainment and fun is around every corner and we’ve got a list for you to experience yourself.

Food and Drink

One thing us South Africans love is food and we are blessed to have high-quality bars, cafes and restaurants up and down the whole of South Africa. One place we are proud to have is a modern LGBT-friendly café and bar called Alexander Bar & Café. Based in City Bowl and open Between 11 am and 1 am, you can experience and enjoy a uniquely quirky café that offers live music and speaking events. Take a seat at the table and place your order over the phone, get involved with their Wednesday quiz nights and absorb one of the most diverse local atmospheres you will find in the region.

Head to Rosebank in Johannesburg and indulge in some of the finest cognacs, whiskies and bourbons, with a little, if not, a lot of jazz thrown in. Katzy’s is NYC-themed jazz club that offers live music from 8 pm till the last drunk person is carried out. The food option is supplied by the Grill House, which is next door to the venue. The best ribs and ostrich is served here if you want the real flavour of South African cuisine.

Arts and Entertainment

In Darling, you will find Evita se Perron, a stunning cabaret which houses a stand-up show by Pieter-Dirk Uys. This politically charged show looks at the history and the ecology of South Africa with hilarious results in what are no-holds-bar performances. Get a great insight into the minds and thoughts of African citizens they would not normally dare speak and enjoy the buffet meals during each show.

Just South of Rosebank you come to Rondebosch and the Baxter Theatre. The Baxter has many ties with the Royal Shakespeare Company and since the 1970s has been at the forefront in Capetonian dramatic theatre. The seating holds over 650 people and events range from theatre performances to classical music.

If you want the best casino experience, then your answer is the GrandWest Casino in Cape Town. If you enjoy playing games like roulette, poker, blackjack and slot machine games, then you can indulge in all these and more at this 5-star resort. If you wish to learn more about the games before heading there learn how they are played and win!

Sports and Performance

There is no finer place for a sporting event than Ellis Park. Home of the Johannesburg Rugby team. This is where South Africa won the World Cup in 1995, which, for many, was a completely religious experience.

Ruby is the number one sport out in South Africa, and we don’t mind a little betting on the side of it too.

If you are a fan of architecture, then get yourself over to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth and see one of the most futuristic stadiums you will ever see. Built-in 2010 for the Football World Cup, it now is home to many sporting events and musical concerts. You can book in a 30-minute tour and appreciate the work put into what is a very proud stadium made for the South African people by the South African people.

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