#FreedomDay: Bar hopping through Mzansi in style
South Africa is just blessed when it comes to our award-winning wines, booming local craft beer market and succulent gins - and we got the most stylish venues to enjoy them in!
We got the bars with weird gimmicks, the ones for those with a refined taste, where you can dance your worries away or woo a potential lover - and sometimes a wildcard that will keep your social life interesting.
Across Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Johannesburg, let us guide you through a bar hopping journey to places you may have never visited in your own city before!
Remember though - drink responsibly and no driving - make taxis and lift-sharing apps your best friend.
Here are the spots that will fill your long weekend with exciting adventures through the streets of Mzansi.
This surfers' paradise is more than just a pretty face when it comes to its bar scene - Durban will remind you why it's one of the top spots for freeing yourself this Freedom Day.
The exclusive: The Chairman
Quench your thirst in the dry Cape Town at some of the best bars in the world - where your bartenders are called mixologists and your drink looks more dressed up than you.
The party scene: Aces ‘n Spades
Port Elizabeth's bar scene can be full of surprises as you hop from beachfront to inner city - from old establishments to new fusions to quench the thirst.
The date spot: Blue Waters Café
Tour through the City of Gold with a drink in hand at bars that will leave you stunned - with beautiful views and a mission to change the scene.
The weird: Mootee Bar