Having built its name on the party vibe, Cape Town Nightlife has become known across the world as a ‘must visit’ destination. With multiple celebrities such as Paul McCartney and Bono coming over and spending holidays away in this luxurious city, there’s no wonder that it has become one of the country’s main holiday hotspots. Cape Town’s infamous Long Street has become synonymous with party goers of all ages. The nightlife in Cape Town has been compared to that of the wild parties of Rio de Janeiro for its wild nightly activities and for good reason too!
Read on to find out exactly why.
Cape town Safety
Cape Town in consideration to many other parts of South Africa is relatively safe. But Safety in Cape Town still needs to improve as the latest crime rates in Cape Town is not tolerable. The occasional pickpocket may find his way into the streets, though if you keep to the more bustling and safe areas such as the above mentioned Long Street, you will find that there is nothing to worry about. Travel too far out into no man’s land and there may be some more issues. The notorious Cape Flats, for example, have always proved a significant danger to Cape Town nightlife, due to squatters, thieves and criminals. They don’t generally wander too far, however, and it’s for that reason that caution can be thrown to the wind when you’re among the crowds!
Where to stay in Cape Town?
Accommodation in Cape Town is easy to find. Since nightlife in Cape Town welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, they had to make sure that their accommodation is secure!
Backpacking in Cape Town can be quite the money saver if you’re travelling on a budget. 33 South Backpackers, for example, offer $14 lodgings. Though cheap, you will find yourself at quite a distance away from the bustling hotspots that Cape Town Nightlife prides itself on.
However, if you’re willing to pay between $37 and $84, you’ll find yourself among the locals, near the famed Long Street for the best nightlife events and all its awesome glory! The above dwellings may not be the highest of class, but they are highly reviewed and once a room has been rented out, you can fit as many of your friends in there with you as you’d like!
Hotels in Cape Town can vary in price quite drastically. If it’s on the coastline or near the local hotspots, you’ll find yourself spending a fortune per person (between $300 and $900) a night. From the local Protea Hotel chain to the more luxurious POD Hotel in Camps Bay, you will be greeted in the mornings with breakfast and at nights with dinners, room service and so forth all to fulfill your needs!
Cape Town by Night!!!
It’s no secret that Cape Town nightlife is what drives the city’s economy. It’s here that we find the locals as well as the tourists blending in the streets in a grand combination, each to their own or in pairs, creating a vibrant, ecstatic atmosphere.
“Nightclubs in Cape Town”
It’s here shuffling down Long Street for its renowned bars, pubs and clubs, that you’ll find the best entertainment. Clubs in Cape Town have recently been started to thin out and be replaced by the more Pub/Bar scene. The increase in “hipster” activity dictates this as it’s easier to offer a grand sum of pubs with varying themes than clubs of a similar style!
With an extensive list of pubs, clubs and bars in and around the city center, below is a list of the more prominent to check out:
- DecoDance Night Club
- Shimmy Beach Club
- The Dubliner
- Era Night Club
- The Waiting Room
- Alexander Bar, Café & Theatre
This list is only to name a few of the local spots near and on Long Street. Along with this, there is also an annual Mardi Gras that is by far one of the most exciting events to take part in. If you’re a tourist looking for a good time, right spot!
Prostitution in Cape Town
Prostitution in Cape Town stem from the Cape Flats all the way into Long Street. Cape Town nightlife, I suppose, must dictate because of the mass amounts of people that are looking for an easy and cheap lay!
With the usual easy to find strip clubs where the name of the game is Look but Don’t Touch, there are a few brothels in Cape Town to get your whistle wet:
- The Embassy
- The Commodore Hotel
- Mavericks Gentlemen’s Club
- Villa Simona
So depending on what exactly you want, it seems that Cape Town has it all to offer, girls, bars, clubs and prostitution. A beautiful backdrop, setting the tone to a fantastic holiday! Read also other Nightlife spot in South Africa; Johannesburg Nightlife.