Lonely Planet has created a new guide, the “1000 Ultimate Experiences” and South Africa can feel proud as Cape Town has been awarded a place of honour in the world’s top 10 party cities. Other countries in the top 10 are Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Montreal, Canada and Thessaloniki, Greece.
But what makes Cape Town such a unique place and especially fabulous for a party? Well, Lonely Planet only hints at the possibilities when they suggest one could “luxuriate on some of the world’s best beaches by day and kick back under the moonlight at suave cocktail bars by night”.
Whilst on holiday in Cape Town or if you are lucky enough to reside here, as I am, we are fortunate enough to have a myriad of fantastic places to visit and things to do during the day. Spend a lazy day on one of our beautiful beaches, take a walk through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or indulge in a decadent lunch and some wine at one of the many wine estates in the area …
With a fun filled day you ease into the night and Cape Town is always waiting with open arms to invite you to a party. This is what I feel makes us so unique, no matter what day of the week it is or what your mood is like, somewhere in Cape Town there will be something happening, or you can turn wherever you are into a fabulous party.
With beautiful summer weather it is easy to turn after work drinks or sundowners into a good night out. With so many wonderful restaurants and beautiful locations to chose from we are most definitely spoilt for choice.
One of my favourite summer hang out spots is the Camps Bay strip, as it is commonly known, which is the road directly opposite the Camps Bay beach and is jam packed with restaurants and funky bars. So after spending a relaxing day on the beach it is very easy to just hop across the road to either Caprice or Summerville or you can head a little further down and pop into La Med.
I think however the most renowned party zone in Cape Town has to be Long Street. No matter what the day of the week you will find one or more places with a throng of people in and around it, very vibey music and a fabulous atmosphere. Some of the favourites are Neighbourhood, the Grand Daddy rooftop bar, Zula, Long Street Cafe, The Dubliner, The Waiting Room and Fiction – these are only just a handful of what you wind find. There are also a number of restaurants where you can dine the night away.
Whereever you end up you will find some fun in Cape Town, come round and sip on a glass of Cape wine, knock back a few shooters and dance the night away. One thing you can always be sure of is that Cape Town is always ready to have a great time!
Useful Links for planning a Stay in the Cape:
- Cape Town Attractions
- Things to Do in Cape Town
- Cape Town Nightlife & Theatre
- Hotels in Cape Town
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