One major reason why South Africa continues to grow as a tourism destination is because it constantly defies perceptions. One might expect wildlife in this area to be bout wild game and nocturnal animals, but South Africa has so much more to offer. Cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg offer visitors a more modern take on nightlife.  Bars, clubs, restaurants and live music are all available for travelers on a nightly basis.

New York might be considered the city that never sleeps, but Johannesburg is a close competitor. Its bars, pubs and clubs are open until the early morning hours. You can find both live music and DJs at these venues. Stop by the trendy Movida, where the Moulin Rouge meets South Africa. This popular place is known for its full-throttle parties and private VIP lounges. If the upscale crowd is not your scene, consider stopping over to St. Tropez where the clientele is younger and the music is louder. From bohemian to R&B to jazz, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.

If you are among the elite jet set,  then you will want to visit Cape Town as it is home to a number of excellent, upscale options. Here you can sunbathe during the day and enjoy cold drinks while dancing at night.

Port Elizabeth is another great city you will want to check out. It is known as “the Friendly City”, and you will see why once you experience its great nightlife. Hotspots like Aqua, News Cafe’ and 9 Yards are all places you will definitely want to go.

Africa has an abundance of natural beauty that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world, but its man-made attractions can be just as exciting. To see a different side of South Africa, investigate the nightlife. You definitely won’t be disappointed

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