Bar hopping through Mzansi in style

2018-04-14 18:00 - Gabi Zietsman
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The coolest bars to be found in Mzansi's cities (Photo: iStock)

South Africa is just blessed when it comes to our award-winning wines, booming local craft beer market and succulent gins - and we got the most stylish venues to enjoy them in!

We got the bars with weird gimmicks, the ones for those with a refined taste, where you can dance your worries away or woo a potential lover - and sometimes a wildcard that will keep your social life interesting.

Across Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Johannesburg, let us guide you through a bar hopping journey to places you may have never visited in your own city before!

Remember though - drink responsibly and no driving - make taxis and lift-sharing apps your best friend.

SEE: Check out this SA Holiday Guide for your next adventure

Here are the spots that will fill your long weekend with exciting adventures through the streets of Mzansi.


This surfers' paradise is more than just a pretty face when it comes to its bar scene - Durban will remind you why it's one of the top spots for freeing yourself on the weekends.

Click here for our top picks.

The exclusive: The Chairman 

Cape Town

Quench your thirst in the dry Cape Town at some of the best bars in the world - where your bartenders are called mixologists and your drink looks more dressed up than you.

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The party scene: Aces ‘n Spades

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth's bar scene can be full of surprises as you hop from beachfront to inner city - from old establishments to new fusions to quench the thirst.

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The date spot: Blue Waters Café 


Tour through the City of Gold with a drink in hand at bars that will leave you stunned - with beautiful views and a mission to change the scene.

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The weird: Mootee Bar

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