You may have spent your day in Cape Town sampling fabulous fish and chips, checking out safaries and strolling through museums, but after dark, Cape Town shows off its cosmopolitan character. Doors begin to open everywhere, from laid-back lounges to underground techno clubs, so if you come alive when the sun goes down, the streets of the Mother City have plenty to offer. Our local writer has rounded up the best of the city's party scene, so you know where to start and end your night out in the capital. Here are the best clubs and nightlife spots in Cape Town right now.
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This article was written by Richard Holmes, a travel writer based in Cape Town. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.