I've collected various recommendations for places to go, things to see,
clubs to frequent, etc. from postings to alt.gothic.
This is a work in progress, and if you would like to add/update/remove something
Ash or Ertjies:
21 Feb 1999
Oh no. Please don't tell me you believe that the Nudies constitute the
Goth feel in SA!!! Go to The Fridge, aka Viper Room, in Esselin Str,
Sunnyside, Pretoria, for some good Gothic clubbing, or Psycho in
Johannesburg. Even The Shaft in Hatfield, Preto ria is worth visiting,
though not really gothic but more alternative.
The Springbok Nude Girls are absolutely fine, but try Battery 9 and so
on, man! Look at any OPPIKOPPI sites for cool SA bands.
X Lorelei X:
I know several South African goths (now living in the UK). From what the Evil
One (the ex :) ) told me, Cape Town has a huge student population and at least
one club, The Playground, that plays a great deal of goth music. The live music
scene there is lousy; there's a wonderful SA band called the Springbok Nude
Girls, though. They're not really goth, but they admit to being influenced by
the Smiths and Joy Division, and are *very* popular in their homeland.
Back to my travel page.