THE CASINOS HERE IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE GREAT THE WORKMANSHIP THAT HAS GONE INTO ALL THE CASINOS IS GREAT THERE IS THE SUN CITY , CARNAVIL CITY , MONTI CASINO CEASERS PALACE, WILD COAST SUN TO NAME BUT A FEW ..........
Long Street is the place to be if you want to party in Capetown. It has different pubs, discos and places to eat something quick. Just walk around and go inside the place you find the best for you.
Dress Code: No coat required, but capetonians do like to dress to go out. A shirt and jeans it's ok. Don't even think of going out with shorts and tank tops. Either you won't meet anyone or you won't be able to go inside the pubs.
This place is quite small, but it has good music. It's next to a bar, wher you can go to have a bite and a few beers. Quite close to the Menlyn Mall, it's worth going.
Dress Code: Try a shirt and jeans. You'll never get it wrong this way!
GREAT CROWD OF PEOPLE PORT ELIZABETH IS BY FAR THE FRIENDLIST OF PLACES WHEN I WAS THERE , YOU MEET SO MANY PEOPLE OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE ,AND ONE HAS TO GET THERE EARLY AS IT FILLS UP RATHER QUICKLY AND THEY CAN TALK ..............................
Dress Code: NONE WHAT SO EVER
Long Street has lots of interesting bars and restaurants. The most popular bar is called Jo'burg ( beer R9.00) with very eclectic music and dance floor. We also loved the famous Lola's Cafe with great African curry dish and stoned waiters ( always high when serving customers!).
However, we spent most of our evenings at our hostel chatting with our new friends, especially the "Swaaziland girls" from various European countries studying in Swaaziland and our new friend from U.K.
Dress Code: Casual
If you dont feel safe going out at night, most hostels have at least a bar(some just have a fridge with beer) and a common room so you can have fun in the hostel. Cape Town has awesome nightlife!
Dress Code: South africans are very relaxed with their dress codes, no need to pack your best clubbing gear. Trainers, jeans and a t-shirt is fine!
I cannot remember now, but go see Robin Auld somewhere between Muizenburg and Fishhoek. This guy is a very talented musician/song writer. You will see his name on a sign stating, 'Robin Auld'
If you like music, song writing, and live music Robin Auld is a must. He will capture you with his lyrics.
Dress Code: Surf trunks a t-shirt and money for some beer and chips (french fries).
I've heard that there are very good clubs where local groups play good jazz. Most of them are black (yes, there is still segregation in South Africa), so go with your black South African friends, otherwise you may have problems. I regret having had to leave the day before I could be taken to one of those clubs.
In Central Cape Town its Long Street - anything outside this is COMPLETELY deserted after dark. Think of your home city after an outbreak of smallpox, followed by a sarin gas attack to finish off the survivors. Even the homeless people disappear when the sun goes down
Mix of people and cultures makes it unique
Dress Code: Casual
The Drum Cafe is great for the people who like to play drum (live). There is a professionnal who play sometimes.
Le Drum Cafe est bien pour les gens qui aime jouer du drum (sur place). Il y a un professionnel qui joue quelques fois aussi.
Nightlife is VERY limited. Evening safari leaves camp aroung 3PM and returns around 8PM. Dinner is served between 8-10PM in the outdoor Boma (dining area) and then its off to bed (wake up is 5:30AM ).
Cinemas! Cheap price, wonderful theatres! (I haven't been back for a while, if this has changed, someone please send me a message and correct me, thanx!)
Movie theatres in Pretoria, or Cape Town have the best theatres I have ever been to... Huge screens, comfy seats... !!
Dress Code: As long as you are comfortable!
Not something you would expect, but the night we have spend at Kagga Kamma ,we considered as the most beautifull way to spend the night.
The environment overthere, between the animals, and the fact that we were the only 2 people that night, made it very special for us.
Dress Code: Shorts and t-shirt.
Climb Lionhead or Signal hill or Table Mountain in Cape Town and watch the sunset from up there. Of course, you can take a car or cable car up Signal and Table, but not Lion Head. I think it's called Lion Head. Nice view. Check it out.
If you see this guy- his name is Nick- and if you mention my name he'll take you around and tell you loads of useful information. BUT NO ONE KNOWS THE POPLULATION DIVERSITY OF BLACKS AND WHITES SO DON'T BOTHER.
At almost all our lodgings there was a braai (southafrican for barbeque) available. So most of the time we had a 'braai'.
Sometimes together with our temporary neighbours sometimes just among us, with a good glass of wine (the south-african wines are good !!!).
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