1. Le Chatelat Residence, Sandhurst

This is the ultimate luxury bridal shower or bachelorette venue. It's beautifully appointed with French antiques and all the modern conveniences you would expect, and they have a number of different packages to suit your party needs. Because it’s based in Sandhurst, there are many other places in the surrounding area where you can go to continue with your bachelorette party.

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2. The Residence Sky Bar, Houghton

The Residence is an exceptional venue for a private bachelorette party. Its Sky Lounge is situated on their rooftop and has a fire pit, lounge and dining space. There’s no better place to enjoy stylish pre-dinner cocktails with the bride-to-be while taking in the spectacular African sunsets and city skyline.

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3. Madisson Ave, Rivonia

Not only is Madison Ave is renowned for their eclectic lineups and DJs, they're also loved for their ladies-only bar and ladies-only parties. Situated on the popular Wessels Street in Rivonia, this slick cocktail bar resembles a French-style club, so it's ideal to go with a Moulin Rouge theme and celebrate the night away!

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4. Beefcakes, Illovo

Beefcakes is perfectly positioned in Joburg’s upmarket hot spot, Illovo, and is a fabulous bachelorette party outing if you need to experience some fun drag dining. All the waiters are buff men who begin the night in tank tops (hello, gun show) and end it topless. On any given evening there are various forms of entertainment and themes, ranging from drag shows to Bitchy Bingo… all in all, a fun night out is guaranteed.

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5. Katy’s Palace Bar

Katy’s Palace Bar is a beautiful venue, well suited for big-impression cocktail parties or even more intimate sit-down affairs, with a stunning Joburg skyline view to take in. It is ideal to have a large entourage if you wish to hire it out, and if the bride prefers fine arts and artefacts from around the world, this is the ideal place to have her pre-wedding outing.

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6. Magic Mike Ladies Revue, Linden

Magic Mike Ladies Revue is the ultimate dance and dinner show, perfect for celebrating bachelorettes or even a simple girls’ night out. After one of the male hosts welcomes you in, each host heads backstage to prepare for a fully produced dance number. After indulging in dinner, the dance floor will officially open up for the bride and her girls to enjoy the night. Music, drinks, body shots and photo booths are the order of the night!

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7. La Vie en Rose, Killarney

Think outdoors, nature and a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-themed bachelorette. If you’re hosting for a friend who’s elegant and timeless, then this could be the theme and venue for her. Bring out those pretty blue invitations, pearls and black sunglasses. The restaurant has a lovely outdoor ambience, yummy treats and they can organise a cake specially for the bride-to-be.

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What's Coming Your Way!

Bachelor South Africa

M-Net has secured the rights to produce a local version of yet another worldwide reality television smash hit. This time though, the channel is bringing roses and romance to your screens with the Bachelor South Africa. The dashing South African Bachelor’s first date with M-Net 101 viewers is scheduled for the next Valentine’s Day, Thursday 14 February 2019. On the exciting news, M-Net 101 viewers is scheduled for the next Valentine's Day, Thursday 14 February 2019. In the meantime, M-Net and production company Rapid Blue have started the search for 25 beautiful single ladies who are ready to ignite the flame of passion with their Prince Charming – and then become his one and only true love.

How To Enter?

Entries for The Bachelor SA opened online today at and close on 20 August 2018 at 23:59.

What Does It Take To Be On The Bachelor?

Bachelor South Africa

So, how do you become one of the South African Bachelor’s potential love interests?

If you are over 21 and single – either never married or legally divorced – and meet the requirements stipulated in the Terms and Conditions (published on the website), you need to fill out the short entry form on the M-Net website, where you will also be asked to submit two photographs of yourself.

Among the Terms and Conditions are that you are in possession of a valid South African ID document and that you will be available for filming between 6 October and 25 November 2018.

“The answer is simple: ALL the single ladies stand a chance! You just need to be ready for romance!”