Live music, Dining and Dancing in Cape Town -
Getting out and having fun with friends and family is top priority for most of us. Doing it in and around Cape Town has to be one of the best places in the world to enjoy these activities. Cape Town has a multitude of entertaining venues from live music to outdoor parties; here are a few top options when visiting the area…
If you’re up for some live music you will enjoy the many different options in Cape Town. Places like Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens offer `Summer Concerts’ each year and host anything from Jonny Clegg to Jack Parrow. These concerts offer a great outdoor musical experience. There are also many `picnic with music’ venues like Backsberg or Spier wine estates in the winelands just a stones throw from the CBD. Relax on the grass and absorb the local talent. For the more energetic music folk you can check out spots like Mercury Live & Lounge for a more up-beat party vibe. This venue has seen acts like Boo, Springbok Nude Girls and Taxi Violence just to name a small few so you will need to get your rock n roll party style into action. There are also numerous music festivals during the course of the year and muso gatherings like `Up the Creek’ and `Rocking the Daisies’ have become hugely popular amongst music lovers young and old. Whether its blues and jazz you fancy or folk and pop, it’s all available at venues like these. What better than to watch your favorite style of music under the African stars in the most beautiful settings on offer. Generally on any given day in Cape Town you will be able to locate a prime venue hosting a top local or international artist.
When your stomach needs entertaining you don’t need to go very far to satisfy your needs. Cape Town is riddled with eat out venues to meet any food lover’s needs. You will find five star fine dining restaurants as well as the best take away vendors to be found anywhere. Cape Town has a unique cultural diversity and you will find many different influences in the local cuisine making your dining out experience something special. You will find many seaside dining options from way up the west coast to Kalk Bay or Simonstown, and of course if you looking to rub shoulders with the `Elite’ and famous, Camps Bay is the place for dining in style. With an outing to the Winelands you will find numerous dining options, wine estates, cheese farms and even fruit farms…something for everyone’s taste!
If boogying’ the night away is your thing, you will have come to the right place. Cape Town is host to a large range of dancing nightclubs. You will be sure to find a nightclub that suits your style of getting down’. In the city bowl you will find places like `Bossa Nova’ for a Latin American dance experience, Budda Bar and the Buena Vista Social Club for a sultry Cuban feel, in Camps Bay places like Karma Beach Lounge’ with sexy beats all through the night right by the ocean. In Newlands there’s the `Springbok Pub’ with VIP whisky lounge for modern pop music to get you going. La Med in Clifton offers a laid back seaside dance and social venue where you can arrive in your beach `baggies’ or bikini for a fun party experience with fruity cocktails, a fabulous menu, romantic sunsets and music from hip hop to R&B and live sounds.
Let your hair down and enjoy the magic of Cape Town’s music, food and fun all year round!