At the heart of Cape Town’s Central Business District (CBD), a stretch of bubbly buildings lining up on both sides of the road soak you into the aura of the famous Long Street.
Long Street is perhaps one of the most popular streets in Cape Town, South Africa’s Bowl Section due to its trendy and vibrant nature. There are a string of restaurants, clubs and lounges, each oozing a unique vibe. It is the oldest street in Cape Town but its charm continues to blow through decades without any sign of stopping.
For starters, Long Street’s appeal strikes through is charming buildings built with a deep undertone of Victorian architecture which is one of the most attractive architectural designs in ancient South Africa. Its balconies are made of wrought iron which is Victorian signature-styled.
The second oldest mosque, Palm Tree Mosque is one of the spectacular buildings lined up on Long Street as well as big literature and poetry stores selling second-hand and new books.
Most hangout spots have an ethnic sense reminding revellers of South Africa’s heritage. Being a popular hangout spot for Bohemian, most of the restaurants and bars feature African and Indian themes.
Zula Sound Bar is an African bar revered for its fine mix of music comprising of dance and live performances in addition to poetry and art exhibitions. Over the years, big names in the music industry have paid homage to this establishment which also has some of South Africa’s finest local meals at affordable rates.
Besides the food and drinks, Zula has a cosy games room filled with cool music and can accommodate people of all ages and gender.
On the other hand, Indian restaurant, Masala Dosa takes you through a delighting Indian culinary journey. Vegan dishes with an Indian touch are mouth-watering at Masala Dosa famed for its signature meal, crepe prepared with sautéed potatoes, curry flavours, lentils, tamarind and vegetables which are infused with mustard seed flavour.
Accommodation in Long Street suits all; from penthouses, apartments, funky hotels and amusing backpacker suites.
The best of Long Street is its scintillating nightlife which locals describe as “second to none”. There is a necklace of nightclubs, each giving you a unique experience based on what buzzing nightlife is to you. Besides, it also has some stylish and cool clubs where music bands keep your spirits on cloud nine not to mention the delicious aroma from the clubs’ kitchen.
Nightlife in Long Street is irresistible even to the most decisive human beings. Any trial to walk past the night clubs which hunt for your attention always end up as a flop!