Your very own Summer Night’s Adventure in East London

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Your very own Summer Night’s Adventure in East London

You know it’s summer when you can smell it – sweet blossoms, freshly cut grass and braais – and the warm breezes that warms not only your skin but your soul. Burn the candle at both ends this summer with 360’s summer round up of superb and quirky after-dark activities.
By Henrike Riemann

Miniature Golf and Lazer Tag

A great activity for the whole family during balmy summer nights: play a round of Xtreme Golf or Lazer Tag (Alien Zone) at Xtreme Valley at the Beacon Bay Crossing. Open 7 days a week until 10pm. If it is ‘proper’ golf you are after, check out Night Golf at the Python Park golf course. Night golf games take place once a month and players use special glow in the dark golf balls. 

Sunset game drive

Bring a blanket and snuggle up on a sunset game drive at one of our spectacular local game reserves. Enjoy an African sunset and experience nocturnal wildlife under the stars. Your wild adventure at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve includes a three hour guided game drive and dinner. 

Feel the rhythm 

The hottest DJs, a spectacular venue and likeminded music lovers: Lazy Days spoils the East London house music scene with parties you will tell your grandkids about. Catch their tunes during ‘Absolut Sundays’ on the Highlander Terrace and the dazzling New Year’s Eve bash at Gonubie Hotel. Visit their Facebook page for updates. 

Floating to happiness

Get your loved ones together and charter a barge for an unforgettable cruise along the Nahoon River. Watch the sun set, cool down with a dip in the river or just relax and admire nature’s beauty! Did you know? You can bring your own music and even have a braai on the barge! For trips contact Russell 082 443 4166.

Tapas and tunes

Picture this: Mediterranean inspired food and upbeat tunes in the tranquil setting of Chinsta West’s Tea in the Trees. Escape the city and join this local favourite every Friday night from 6pm during the Summer season. Check their Facebook page for updates and other events. 

Pub crawl

Do you enjoy live music, pub snacks and a cold one? Go on a pub crawl and discover East London’s bar scene. 

Hot spots not to be missed includeBora Bora, Café Neo, Sprouts Bistro, The Hiighlander, Wise Guys, Nahoon/Abbotsford Arms, Cannon’s Pool Pub & Grub, Raggies Live Bar, Buccaneers, C-Club, Emerald Vale, Oh Mi, Man’s Pub and Braai, Imbizo, Barefoot Café, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Monty’s, Catz Pub!

Make life delicious!

Whether you are planning a girls’ night out or a romantic candle light dinner for two, these restaurants will spice up your evening: Sanook, Grazia, the Bistro, Sprouts, Guido’s, Sol-Mar Cantina, Prawn & Grill by Jimmy’s, Ocean Basket or The Cricketer.

If you are looking for something different, try ‘closed-door dining’. East London chef David Cox hosts intimate dinners of exuberance and flair for small groups at his home in Gonubie. Tel: 082 484 2361.

Live, local, lekker!

The East London entertainment scene is bursting with choices and offers everything from comedy, music and shows at a variety of fantastic indoor and outdoor venues.

Some of the upcoming events include:

  • 4 December 2015: Kurt Durran - Lied Vir Die Vrou, The Venue @ Hemingways
  • 10 December 2015: Centerstage – Phil Collins Tribute, The Venue @ Hemingways
  • 15 December 2015: Nik Rabinowitz – "What the EFF?", The Guild Theatre
  • 18 December 2015: Centrestage – Neil Diamond, The Guild Theatre
  • 18-19 December 2015: Wildkei Music Fest, Kei Mouth
  • 27 Deceber 2015: Chase Fest, Jan Smut Stadium
  • 28 December 2015: Karlien van Jaarsveld, The Guild Theatre
  • 31 December 2015: Countdown Music Festival, Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium

 

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