Top spots to visit this summer

Here’s our round-up of some of the coolest hangouts to visit this summer! From vibrant Joburg to scenic Cape Town and lively Durban, discover the hottest spots that promise a good time out…

 

Written by: Alexander Brand

 

Summer is calling, and it’s time to map out your go-to hangouts. Whether you’re into trendy new spots or classic favourites, we’ve curated a list of must-visit places in Joburg, Cape Town, and Durban. Get ready to soak up the sun in style!

 

Joburg

Uptown Funk: The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse in Sandton is your go-to spot for a chic and upbeat experience. With its stylish decor and inviting atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to sip on creative cocktails. Remember to pair your beverages with their menu of delicious light bites and snacks.
www.greenhousejhb.co.za 

 

 

Sunset Shangri-La: Aurum Restaurant

Aurum is Johannesburg’s sundowner haven atop the Hyatt Regency. With panoramic views and a chic atmosphere, it’s the ideal spot to unwind, watch the sunset, and enjoy drinks and eats with friends.
www.aurumrestaurant.co.za

 

Classic Cool: The Beach

Yes, Joburg has a beach! You can hit the sand at The Beach in Braamfontein, an urban oasis with sandy shores, beach bars, and a laid-back vibe. It’s a unique spot to unwind, enjoy a cold one, and embrace its unexpected beachy charm in the heart of the city.
www.thebeachrivonia.co.za

 

Braai Chic: Kyalami Shisanyama

For an authentic South African summer experience, head to Kyalami Shisanyama. This vibrant hotspot in Joburg offers a lively atmosphere, diverse live music, communal seating, and a mouthwatering menu of expertly grilled meats, making it the perfect place to savour the flavors of summer.
www.instagram.com/kyalami_shisanyama

 

Cape Town

Mixology Marvel: Cause & Effect

Sip on mixology masterpieces with a view! Cause & Effect at the V&A Waterfront is a cocktail enthusiast’s dream. It’s the ideal spot for pre-drinks before a night out or for long lazy lunches.
www.causeandeffect.co.za 

 

 

Garden Getaway: The Lawns at the Roundhouse

Escape to The Lawns at the Roundhouse to enjoy rolling lawn and incomparable views. With lush greenery and ample seating, it offers a serene setting within which to savour great food and good drinks. A quintessential Cape Town experience awaits.
www.thelawnsct.com

 

Sports Meets Social: The Athletic Club & Social

The Athletic Club & Social certainly brings the vibes. With three floors boasting vintage sports memorabilia and killer Signal Hill views, this spot is a slam dunk. Sip on classic cocktails or try their adventurous signature drinks, while you munch on Mediterranean bites, and groove to live tunes.
www.theathletic.co.za

 

Grunge Chic: SurfaRosa

Dive into the rebellious spirit of SurfaRosa, an edgy bar that pulsates with punk and surf vibes. Small in size, but big in personality, this spot on Harrington Street exudes a laid-back vibe with loud tunes and a chilled outdoor patio. It’s the ultimate hangout for those craving a bit of grit and a whole lot of cool.
www.thefirmct.co.za/surfarosa

 

Durban

Say ‘Sí’ to Summer: La Parada Umhlanga

Transport yourself to Spain at La Parada in Umhlanga. This tapas bar exudes a vibrant Spanish ambience, serving up flavourful food and glorious cocktails. With its lively atmosphere, it’s a must-visit for those craving a taste of Spain in Durban.
www.laparada.co.za

 

 

Rooftop Retreat: Views At Twenty5

Elevate your Durban experience at Views At Twenty5. This rooftop hotspot offers panoramic views, delicious cocktails, and a chic atmosphere. It’s the perfect escape for those looking to unwind in a sophisticated setting.
www.viewsattwenty5.co.za

 

Bites & Brews: Unity Bar & Brasserie

Dive into the flavour fiesta at Unity Bar & Brasserie in Musgrave! You’ll savour succulent meat sourced from local farms and sip on their own craft beer, THAT Brewing Company, brewed just down the road at S43 – their sister company. With their commitment to a chill vibe, tasty dishes, and eco-friendliness, Unity is your go-to spot in Durban for unforgettable local bites and brews.
www.unitybar.co.za

 

From rooftop revelry to beachfront bliss, these handpicked hangouts in Joburg, Cape Town, and Durban promise a great time out.  And gentlemen, don’t forget to elevate your style while you’re out on the town to ensure that you shine as bright as the summer sun. Your unforgettable summer adventures await – enjoy the scenes, the sun, and the style!