Where: The One&Only hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Contact: 021 431 5800
Cape Town’s hippest new hotel is home to Africa’s first Nobu restaurant. Serving unparalleled Japanese cuisine, Nobu is the cherry on top of famous chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s distinguished empire. The Cape Town Nobu has become the haunt of local and international celebrities, including the likes of Matt Damon, Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone. The sunken dining area, scented with the specially crafted eau de One&Only fragrance, ensures a VIP experience. Providing what has been hailed as the best sushi and Japanese cuisine in South Africa, Nobu offers a selection of sake- and shochu-based cocktails in the intimate bar above the dining area.
Where: Cnr Fredman Drive and Gwen Lane, Sandton, Johannesburg
Contact: 011 783 2200
The multi-level venue Taboo is situated in the heart of Sandton and its world-class entertainment has enabled it to outlive many of the surrounding venues. With regular musical acts and state-of-the-art lighting and audiovisual equipment, Taboo is the place to go if you’re looking to party in Joburg. With Lady Lea, Erica Elle and Dino Moran as resident DJs, the club draws a wide array of local celebs such as Studio54 presenter Rosie Motene, Kaya FM DJ Phat Joe and designer Thula Sindi. Julius Malema has also been spotted there…
Where: The Hilton Durban Hotel
Contact: 031 336 8100
With Paris and Nicky, the name Hilton has become synonymous with partying – and Durban’s Hilton’s Rivets Bar and jazz lounge is no exception! With its chic decor, leather couches and water wall, Rivets is the perfect setting for local and international guests. Most nights feature live entertainment, while the clientele ranges from business tycoons to sports and film celebs, the likes of Eddie Zondi from Metro FM, Bonang Matheba from SABC1’s Live and Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt.