Cape Town and Peninsula

There's plenty to do in Cape Town after dark. The city's nightlife is concentrated in a number of areas, so you can explore a different one each night or move from one hub to another. Walking, however, isn't always advisable, as some parts of the city are completely deserted and unsafe. Women who are not street savvy should not
There's plenty to do in Cape Town after dark. The city's nightlife is concentrated in a number of areas, so you can explore a different one each night or move from one hub to another. Walking, however, isn't always advisable, as some parts of the city are completely des
There's plenty to do in Cape Town after dark. The city's nightlife is concentrated in a number of areas, so you can expl

There's plenty to do in Cape Town after dark. The city's nightlife is concentrated in a number of areas, so you can explore a different one each night or move from one hub to another. Walking, however, isn't always advisable, as some parts of the city are completely deserted and unsafe. Women who are not street savvy should not walk alone or in pairs at night.

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  • 1. Bascule Whisky Bar and Wine Cellar

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Bars/Pubs

    Built right on the water's edge adjacent to the yacht marina, Bascule Whisky Bar and Wine Cellar is a fancy watering hole for well-heeled, cigar...Read More

  • 2. Caveau Wine Bar & Deli

    Cape Town Central | Bars/Pubs

    Caveau Wine Bar & Deli is a hip yet unpretentious wine bar where you can sample a dizzying array of fabulous local wines by the glass while...Read More

  • 3. Grand Café & Beach

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Gathering Places

    In a restored warehouse, this trendy operation has made good use of what was once a derelict piece of land between the V&A Waterfront and...Read More

  • 4. Green Dolphin Jazz Restaurant

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Music Clubs

    On any old night, the Green Dolphin Jazz Restaurant attracts some of the best mainstream jazz musicians in the country, as well as a few from...Read More

  • 5. Mama Africa

    Cape Town Central | Music Clubs

    Among the clubs with live African music, a good spot is Mama Africa. It has a live marimba band Monday through Saturday, as well as authentic...Read More

  • 6. MCQP

    Themed Entertainment

    A key event on Cape Town's social calendar is December's MCQP, which started in 1993. Party animals should definitely add this to their must...Read More

  • 7. Polana

    Bars/Pubs

    Out of town in the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay, Polana has jaw-dropping views across the bay. You can see all the way to Cape Hangklip...Read More

  • 8. Swingers

    Wynberg | Music Clubs

    It's a tradition for jazz festival performers to play the Monday night jam at Swingers, a well-known but out-of-the-way jazz club in Wynberg...Read More

  • 9. The Assembly

    Cape Town Central | Music Clubs

    The Assembly is one of Cape Town's best and hottest live-music venues, featuring everything from South African indie-rock to Afro-Brazilian...Read More

  • 10. The Orphanage

    Cape Town Central | Bars/Pubs

    This new and happening upmarket contemporary cocktail bar is downtown on Bree Street. It's a great spot for a well-composed drink. ...Read More

  • 11. The Perseverance

    Cape Town Central | Bars/Pubs

    Cape Town's oldest pub is traditional and recommendable, with good food and pizza, craft beers, and even an inviting outdoor area. Plus, you...Read More

  • 12. Truth

    Cape Town Central | Cafes–Nightlife

    This great spot captures the happening atmosphere in Cape Town's creative Fringe, in District Six. With steam-punk design, a coffee shop, bar...Read More

  • 13. Wakame

    Mouille Point | Bars/Pubs

    For a fab evening on Mouille Point's Platinum Mile, plan to have drinks at Wakame and then head to the downstairs restaurant for sushi and champagne...Read More

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