5 Things to Do in Cape Town Once the Sun Has Set

5 Things to Do in Cape Town Once the Sun Has Set

There are many ways to stay warm this month aside from the obvious multiple layers, heaters, scarves and woollen hats. The urge to hibernate or veg out in front of the nearest fireplace is one that needs to be shaken off – there are many other far better ways to keep the chills out. Once the winter sun has set, stay warm by trying one of all of these warming things to do, and you will forget that it is winter in no time at all. From salsa to hot yoga; cabaret to dancing the night away, we help you stay warm on the long July winter nights!

Heating Things Up After Dark

Who says life has to get cosy and boring when the weather is less than perfect? Cape Town’s nightlife in the winter months offers a wide range of things to do for every mood. If you are tired of doing the same old dinner and drinks routine, give one of these sizzling after dark options a try to stay warm, active and inspired.

  • Salsa – what better way to warm up than a night of salsa dancing? There are a number of clubs in the City Centre and surrounds that offer salsa nights – Que Pasa is just one such club that you could try. Newcomers are welcomed, with lessons offered for all levels. Whether you are looking for a fun night out or something to do each week, this sizzling Latin dance style is sure to get you moving.


  • Hot yoga – if you are looking for something more relaxing (or invigorating, depending on your preferred style), hot yoga is ideal for winter. Bikram classes can be found throughout the city, with affordable monthly rates, packages and even drop in fees if you want to try a class without committing to a schedule. Power yoga, vinyasa flow and other styles of hot and regular yoga are also a great way to end off a busy day.


  • Cabaret – in need of some entertaining song and dance? The latest dining trend in Cape Town includes live shows, good food and fine wines. Beefcakes in Green Point offers a cheeky blend of drag, comedy and excellent burgers, while Stardust in Rondebosch has a team of singing, dancing waitrons to liven things up. Moyo at Spier even has marimbas, African dancing and face painting along with delicious menus.


  • Dancing – if the urge to shake some tail feather hits, your options are just about endless. Go retro at Deco Dance in Sea Point for 80s and 90s music, join the city’s urbanites at Fiction for Drum ‘n Bass and Dub Step, head to Green Point’s Trinity Super Club for multi-levels of music across various genres or try The Loop in the City Centre for trendy sounds and VIP areas.


  • Theatre – the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch has great new shows every single night, with a full calendar of events each month. The Artscape is where you will find ballet and opera for the more refined tastes. Then there are also options such as the Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay, Barnyard Theatre in Milnerton, Little Theatre in Gardens or even the Armchair Theatre in Observatory for a more laid-back vibe.

The best part about heading out for a night on the town in the Mother City is that once you get to your destination, you can shrug off your coat and various layers and stay warm inside. Whether you prefer something more chilled or something that involves partying to the early hours, Cape Town’s nightlife in winter seldom disappoints.