Cape Town Night Life

Cape Town is unique to Africa in that it embraces a cosmopolitan lifestyle and the entertainment on offer reflects this sophisticated appetite. Clubs, restaurants and theatres flourish throughout the city and surrounds – Cape Town night life rivals some of the best in the world today.

Trendy nightclubs with every musical genre under the sun open their doors at about 9pm most evenings and keep the crowds rocking until the early morning hours. The fabled Long Street in the city centre is one of the epicentres of the club culture and so too is the Waterkant area that borders the CBD and nearby Green Point.

Gay clubs and pubs also have their chosen area and Somerset Road in Green Point is the focal point of the best, though often rather raunchy, gay offerings. The celebrated ‘On Broadway’ Theatre is a highlight of a sojourn to this neck of the woods and features a drag duo, Keiron Legacy and Lilly Slaptsilli, who easily match the very best international drag productions.

Further along Somerset Road in Greenpoint is a small yet ultra lively combination of Salsa clubs, sports bars and chic restaurants that fill to capacity over the long summer season. Virtually adjacent to this hive of activity is one of the entrances to the big daddy of the city’s malls, the V&A Waterfront.