Xai Xai Lounge
May 11, 2018
Pronounced Shy Shy and named after the Mozambique resort north of Maputo so beloved of South Africans, this lively yet laid-back cocktail bar is the hottest joint on the Melville Strip. Run by local muso and journalist Chris de Plessis, the décor is all a Mozambique-inspired jungle-meets-ocean theme and the drinks – beers and tropical cocktails – are designed to match. The cool clientele is an intriguing mix of local artists, intellectuals and bohemians, not to mention the odd back-packing beauty lured in by locals with lecherous intentions. Come now sweetie, don’t be Xai Xai!