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Johannesburg nightlife

Johannesburg Nightlife

Johannesburg, home to the richest square mile in all of Africa, Sandton City, a bustling metropolis both day and night. Through the day the constant hustle and bustle of traffic, passers-by and all the rest seem to endlessly drone on, it’s at night where the city and its surrounding neighbors come to life. After this brief info, lets jump into Johannesburg Nightlife.

Johannesburg nightlife may not be to your liking, due to the high crime rate, however coming out of the ‘burb’s for an adventurous evening among the locals, visiting the best clubs in Johannesburg, can be somewhat entertaining. With student’s parading the streets from their local universities, to the cheering and chanting of local Africans in their native tongue’s, Johannesburg nightlife is truly one of Africa’s greatest landmarks.

Safety in Johannesburg

Nightlife in Johannesburg has never been synonymous with safety and it’s for that reason that caution is strictly advised. In the more luxurious of areas, being the Sandton/Bryanston areas, safety is on high as these are the wealthier districts of Johannesburg but if you find yourself wandering deep into the city such as Hillbrow, caution is heavily advised as it’s the reason Johannesburg has such a negative safety rating.

Accommodation in Johannesburg

Accommodation is a necessity to any and all who travel, even if you’re only planning on being in your room to sleep off a hard night’s drinking. When thinking of accommodation, one generally worries about the pricing of where you’re going to stay. Depending on where you’re headed; you may find a fantastic little bed and breakfast for all your needs, that won’t break the bank!

From the extravagant Palazzo Montecasino starting at R3980 (more or less 310$) to the Pilgrims motel charging a far lower R350 (mor or less 28$)per night. Your options are endless depending on the level of luxury you desire. Check out Best Deals Here for the closest hotel options to top nightlife points in Johannesburg.

Event’s and Nightclubs in Johannesburg

From dancing clubs to the hipster’s squares, Johannesburg nightlife has an abundance of clubs and pubs to wet your whistle. A word of caution to any of those going out to pick up women: The South African ladies are attractive and will definitely put you in your place! Of course, there are ways to coax a lady out of her shell. Be it with a fine comedic spread, wicked dance moves or spending money on her, there’s always a way to win a woman’s heart.

That being said, here are a few of the Best Nightclubs in Johannesburg:

  • Lenin’s Vodka Bar
  • Babylon bar
  • Beerhouse
  • Tiger, Tiger
  • Madison Avenue
  • Carfax

Each one boasting their own unique specials such as R5 drinks or R2 shots, they are all similarly priced and one can look at paying between R300 (24$) and R500 (39$) a night on drinking and dinner.

If it’s more a bar hopping event you are interested in, you can go to 7th street in Melville. This street boasts good food, interesting bars and nightclubs all down a long road for easy access.

By far the greatest event that South Africa has to churn out is Oppikoppi. An annual event that lasts one weekend, where music is played, near constantly, camping is a necessity and the friends you make here are the friends that you will take away forever.

Having Fun in Johannesburg;

If you’re looking for an easy African woman to pick up that won’t cost an arm and a leg, it would no doubt be best to find one on the streets of Sandton. Here they wander in pairs, offering packages and deals which may be hard to refuse.

If this is your route, then I’d suggest you suit up, as the country is riddled with STD’s, the main one being HIV/Aids. If this is not to your fancy, perhaps it is best to check out the local establishments where ladies are screened and tested as not to infect their patrons:

Here are the list of best places in Johannesburg to look for fun;

Diplomat Hotel Johannesburg

One of the oldest hotels in Johannesburg and all of South Africa. Diplomat Hotel is located in Plein Street, Johannesburg.

Ambassador Hotel

Another cheap location. Here there are no special services; instead all you get is a cheap experience.

The Lollipop Lounge

A local strip lounge. Though not a high class place, The Lollipop Lounge’s standards far exceed that of the previous entrants. But it makes for a good time, looking at attractive women and having a few drinks along with your mates.

To Sum Up,

“Johannesburg Nightlife” can be some of the most entertaining if you know where to venture out to. There’s no limit to what you can find around the city in terms of bars and nightclubs, each with their own charm.

If you have more questions about Johannesburg / South Africa Nightlife, please ask in comments below without hesitation… Remember to check out Dating an African Woman for meeting beautiful African Ladies that would be glad to assist you during your journey in South Africa.  


  1. Hey! Diplomat hotel in johannesburg is more than enough for people looking for cheap sex, but do not answer the guys who are yelling to the strangers for the sex offers, they can kill you believe me, they are street pimps who objected to the foreingers,

  2. I want to visit there but i am scared if still safe?

    • Both the Diplomat and Ambassadors are in the rough parts of town. Diplomat is right opposite Noord taxi rank. Ambassadors is in Hillbrow. I live in Joburg CBD but I don’t go near these places at night. If you go I’d suggest using a metered taxi to take you to the door.

  3. hi, i want to meet with foreingers

  4. I wouldn’t recommend to go out at certain time. ask at the hotel lobby to arrange best women for you but stay in your room. Don’t look for adventure at nights in Johannesburg nightclubs. even south Africans could not dare man! be careful. every year how many tourist being killed, tortured, kidnapped, whatsoever. I never go this place again for sure and never recommend!

    Ps: Diplomat hotel is pcs of Sh…t. You will not pick anyone there believe me. the 2 dollar cost was actually reminded me but just wondered and went.

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