169 on Long: Hip Hop Roller Coaster
Smooth seductive sounds, enough to get you swaying uncontrollably. Funk, soul and some good old-fashioned disco are guaranteed to get you shaking what your mama gave ya'.
Dress Code: Jeans and Shirt , maybe a golf shirt will do.
Cinnamon: Fun Night Out
This is a trendy club that has some great Dj`s. The music being played here is house , R & B and Hip Hop. Sometime they feature live bands
Dress Code: Wear a Shirt , No Track Pants , No Sneakers. Just wear a pants to be on a safe side because I was gated the first time I went.
The Drum Cafe: The Drum Cafe
A very popular venue for companies doing team building. The authentic African flavour of the Drum cafe creates the perfect atmosphere in which to experience a taste of Africa, not to merely witness, but to partake. Each person gets their own drum, and after a brief lesson on how to drum, beginners will, in no time be drumming fluently with our regular more advanced drummers. You then become a part of the powerful rhythm of the drum circle. People from all walks of life, all cultures and all ages, up to 200 people drumming together, making music. Its great fun and a fantastic way to relieve stress.
Dress Code: As you please, but casual goes best.
The clubs in Long Street
Cape Town's CBD generally shut's down at night. But that does not mean that nothing is happening here,go to Long Street that is where it all happens, but remember only after 11h30. There are numerous clubs and pubs that remain open till the early hours of the morning.
Dress Code: Varies from place to place but generally casual, be aware however esp gents that should you decide to wear thongs many places will refuse you entry.
Long/Kloof Street: From Street Culture to Cross Culture
Want to experience South African culture? Just follow my eyes and ears as I take you on a tour of my surroundings from the vantage point of a sidewalk cafe in Cape Town’s historic heart, Long Street. As someone once aptly put it, here you'll find an eccentric mix of the historically beautiful to the hysterically ugly – referring to the architecture – which in a strange way is very similar to Cape Town culture. A good mix of cross culture that embraces change and diversity with trimmings of the good and the bad: crippling poverty and crime tipping over to endless opportunities that hold the promise of prosperity; glue sniffing street children bugging you amidst a musicians' song of hope, while a mullah calls his people to prayers in the distance; from prostitutes, transvestites and informal African traders to yuppies and hip models.
Cape Town is indeed the birthplace of South Africa's "Rainbow Nation" It was to these shores that once convicted political prisoner Nelson Mandela returned as liberator and father of a new nation in 1990 after serving 18 years of his 27 year in prison on Robben Island – a daily visible reminder of our nation's troublesome past. A nation born of a convergence of cultures – Whites, Blacks, Indian, Malay, Arabic, Chinese, and other minorities – speaking 11 different languages, shaped by a history of oppression and apartheid. Returning from exile artists, writers, musicians and politicians brought fresh ideas and renewed inspiration. Today our nation serves as an inspiration to the world, giving the "Cape of Good Hope" true relevance.
I once heard someone say that visitors come to South Africa to liberate their souls. I know people leave Cape Town inspired. Few places on earth will you be as welcome as right here...
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Uhuru: Ragga dance
Great place to meet rastas and people of the type...a great environment to dance to reggae and ragga till the early hours of the morning.I love this place, here everyone is very friendly.
Dress Code: No smoking cigarettes on the premises and drinking alcohol in excess is frowned upon, but it is sold....Dress how you please...
The Drum Cafe: African Beat
The authentic African flavour of the Drum cafe creates the perfect atmosphere in which to experience a taste of Africa, not to merely witness, but to partake. The drum circle is a true reflection of how in traditional African settings, there is no longer an audience, each person gets their own djembe drum, and after a brief lesson on how to drum, beginners will, in no time be drumming fluently with our regular more advanced drummers. You will then become a part of the powerful rhythm of the drum circle. People from all walks of life, all cultures and all ages, up to 200 people drumming together, making music. Its great fun and a fantastic way to relieve stress.
Dress Code: Anything goes
La Med: Chill out at the beach
The "La Med" is a cool place to go in Cliffton, about 15 minutes drive from the waterfront. The place reminded me of a US-College party. Lots of drunk people, but all in a very good mood. "La Med" is save (with security) and located right at the beach.
Dress Code: casual
La Med: Sundowners on the beach
La Med is a bar/night club open throughout the week but has its main night on Sunday night. It is situated on a beach and has breath taking views! It is very popular with students and the dance floor is always packed. The bartenders do a lot of flairing which is always a good crowd pleaser! It is a must!
Dress Code: casual!!!!! girls can go in their bikins and boys can go in shorts!
Balcony at Tudor: Amarula
For younger folks the nightclubs are easy to find. They start the party on thursday night and the band plays ( or the DJ ) almost until the sun comes up. Not as young as I once was I preferred the hotel balcony and a bottle of Amarula to watch the world go by.
Dress Code: The marula tree cannot be cultivated, so it only grows in Africa. They say the elephants eat the fruit (marula) after it falls from the tree and ferments..... Now all of the elephants live by these trees. (just kidding)
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Cape Town by Night
This is no night club or night spot in the generally accepted sense, but it certainly is a nocturnal highlight of the city. By all means get up some place high while you're in town for the view of the city by night. Our S. African friends drove us up near the base station for the cable car one evening. The lights were absolutely wonderful, and from that height it's not unlike being in an aircraft.
LONG STREET & MORE: CAPETOWN NIGHTLIFE
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.
Clubbing: Long Street
Although Cape Town's CBD generally shut's down at night, Long Street is where it all happens. There are numerous clubs and pubs that remain open till the early hours of the morning.
Dress Code: Varies from place to place but generally casual
Dockside Cape Town: Bigger is Better
The largest, most technically advanced dance floor in the country plays host to visiting international DJs, who spin discs against a spectacular backdrop of lights and lasers. The massive venue, noted for it's tight security, takes 5,000 people and is spread out on three levels.
There are a number of different sub-venues within Dockside, including: a jazz room; a Belgian cafe; a cocktail bar; the Monte Carlo dance area (playing 1950s to 1970s music); and the main dance area playing house music. It's big, it's flash but it lacks the heart of a small intimate venue.
Dress Code: Funky and Trendy
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The Fez Bar: Funky House meets Arabic Decadence
Funky house and garage meets Arabic decadence at The Fez. Situated close to Greenmarket Square, this venue is truly a dance-bar with ample seating in luxurious comfort and a fair-sized dance area for shaking your behind. So, put on your Fez and indulge in debauched Arabian nights amongst the chic and cool of Cape Town. Tuesday nights are new DJ nights, Thursday is the now infamous Thursdaze with funky tunes and Saturday is Robbery - a deep house mission
Dress Code: Nothing in particular
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