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If you’re looking to get footloose and set the dance floor on fire with your epic dance moves then Cape Town has just what you’re looking for. There are plenty of clubs in Cape Town, along with dannce floors that cater to every taste. Here are some of our favourites.   Cocoon   Previously called Club 31, Cocoon is the club with the best view in Cape Town.  Their line-up of top local and international DJs promises a sophisticated affair.  You’ll find it in the Absa Centre on Riebeek Street with 360-degree views of the twinkling city lights, Table Mountain, and the harbour from a 31st-storey vantage point. Website: cocooncapetown.com  ...

Cape Town is a music-lover’s paradise, and no matter the genre that moves you, you’ll be able to find a venue for it. But there’s a special place for jazz here at the southern tip of Africa. The complex collision of cultures here provided the perfect setting for the genre’s development from this city’s very beginnings. By the 1960’s Cape Town was home to some world-famous jazz big wigs, including Basil Coetzee, Winston Mankunku, and Abdullah Ibrahim (known then as Dollar Brand). It was Abdullah Ibrahim who composed Mannenberg, the seminal and influential Cape jazz tune, recorded in a studio here in Cape Town on one of his brief visits to S...

Comedy in Cape Town

10 July 2016

Comedy thrives in a city as vibrant and culturally diverse as Cape Town. It’s also a humorous window into the culture of a place, and Cape Town has no shortage of comedic commentary. Visit a comedy club, show, or festival anywhere in Cape Town and whatever your taste in comedy, you will find plenty to laugh at. Here are some of our best places to see comedy in Cape Town, in no particular order.     The Cape Town Comedy Club, V&A Waterfront     The Cape Town Comedy Club at the Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront, is at the forefront of top class entertainment with its line up of great comedians, both local and international. The club has a vari...

 Museum Night is brought to you by the geniuses behind First Thursdays . Their goal is to activate the city after dark, and bring people to the city for an evening of browsing museums in a whole new light—after dark. This October’s edition takes place at the V&A Waterfront. Museums will be open from 5pm to 10pm. Most offer free admission for the night, with a few additional attractions offering half-price entry and other specials. Around the Waterfront you’ll also catch performances by artists, thespians, and musicians. It’s also your chance to take a look around the newly opened Zeitz MOCAA for free! Visitors don’t require tickets...

 Winter time calls for the perfect cup of hot chocolate to warm you to your core, and in true Cape Town fashion the city’s cafés offer up everything from over-the-top to super healthy. Here’s out roundup of the best winter warming hot chocs in Cape Town this winter.   Honest Chocolate   This chocolate nook in Cape Town is where you’ll find some of the finest chocolate made with ethically sourced ingredients and raw cacao. Naturally, their hot chocolate is quite something. It’s bound to make any chocolate lover’s heart beat a little faster. Their café on Wale Street in the CBD has a trendy and cosy vibe, and you’ll find many other treat...

The CBD is the heart of Cape Town, and Long Street is its major artery. Running all the way from the Cape Town Convention Centre, cutting through the middle of the CBD, and ending at Kloof Street, Long Street is a major part of the city’s street culture. During the day the street is a full with people visiting the interesting shops and café that line the street, and when the sun drops behind the mountain the activity intensifies around the street’s many restaurants, bars, and clubs. If you’re looking to get a headstart on exploring Long Street, then here is what you need to know. Royale Eatery Royale is a legendary burger joint that se...

Trail running is incredibly popular in Cape Town. With a mountain and surrounding forests within the city’s borders creating a multitude of established hiking and mountain biking trails, most of which are shared with trail runners, it’s easy to see why Cape Town is such a trail runner’s paradise. Here’s a look at five of the best trail running routes in Cape Town.   The Pipe Track One of the most popular trail running routes is the Pipe Track. Popular with casual hikers due to its proximity to the City Bowl, its also a favourite among trail runners for a quick after-work run. Starting just off the top of Kloof Nek, at the entrance towar...

Keeping kids entertained during the holidays is a difficult job. Experienced parents know that when kids are kept inside too long they start to get a little crazy. If the only experience your little ones have with animals is Peppa Pig, then it’s time to broaden their horizons and let them get close and personal with Mother Nature’s majestic, weird, and hilarious critters. Here are our picks for the best animal encounters for kids in Cape Town. Imhoff Farm Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie makes for a great day trip with the kids. This quaint farmstead has a number of animal activities to keep your little ones entertained. There are also two...

 The Cape Town winter is beautiful.Waterfalls cascade down the mountainside, and everything is lit by a green, lush glow. The morning mist is the stuff of storybooks, and the much-needed storms bring lashings of rain to the land. By all accounts, it’s a great time of year—but it can be a real challenge if you have restless kids in tow. Thankfully, there’s actually plenty to do on chilly, rainy days, which will keep the little ones occupied all winter long! Here are our top picks of things to do with kids in winter. Cape Town Science Centre, Observatory Pro-tip: trick your kids into getting an education while they have fun! The Science ...

Cape Agulhus, roughly 150 kilometres southeast of here, holds this title instead. The Cape of Good Hope, however, remains a significant headland in the sense that from here one travels more eastward than southward, and it is not hard to imagine that rounding of the cape in 1488 was a major achievement.  This said, the Cape of Good Hope is one of two world-renowned landmarks within the Table Mountain National Park, the other is Table Mountain. These two familiar attractions are what draws thousands of visitors to Cape Town, not a new attribute to the Cape of Good Hope that functioned as something of a beacon for sailors for years and i...