I grew up in uMthatha, the small Eastern Cape town. I longed to move to a big city to truly experience the nightlife.
When I moved to Durban about four years ago I experienced something I never imagined I would. Not only was I free from my overprotective parents, but I was able to go to each and every place around Durban and at any given time.
This was freedom and I fell head over heels for Durban’s nightlife scene. Back then there was the Spank Pub and Grill in West Tower on Dr Pixley ka Seme Street. It was so popular that 5pm on a Saturday it would start to fill up. By 1am, there would still be a queue of people waiting outside to get in.
It’s one of my highlights of the nightlife scene in Durban. Some people might not associate Durban with partying at this moment, but what I can tell them is Durban’s nightlife has diversified.