In honor of April 20th (4/20 or 420), we decided to put together a list of 420 friendly places to visit in the beautiful country of South Africa. From scenic towns to bustling cities, there are a number of locations that cater for cannabis enthusiasts. Whether you want to see all the beautiful scenery, experience local cuisine, or relax and enjoy a good puff, there are plenty of options to choose from. Let’s get to chatting about the 420 side of South Africa. 

What is 420 Friendly?

420 is a term often associated with the marijuana or cannabis culture. The term originated in the 1970s among a group of students in California who would meet up at 4:20pm everyday after school to smoke marijuana together. Over time it has been used to represent the act of smoking marijuana. April 20th (4/20) is also celebrated as a holiday in recognition of cannabis culture. 

The term 420 friendly is used for travel destinations or venues that are pro 420 culture. Some may allow you to smoke marijuana on site and some may not, depending on the regulations of the country. 

Top 420 Friendly Places to Visit in South Africa

There are many 420 friendly places to visit in all parts of South Africa. Today, we are going to take a look at a few destinations that we found people talking about online. 

  • Hogsback, Eastern Cape. This is a stunning destination to see many gorgeous sunrises and sunsets while having an overnight stay in accommodations that are set in the mystical forests of Hogsback. It is a small village located in the Amatola Mountains in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. There are many waterfalls, trees, and natural beauties to see. Hogsback is well known for its association with cannabis and shrooms. You can find 420 friendly accommodation in Hogsback such as Trengwainton, or you can visit Cannacopia, a quaint little store on the main road of Hogsback, where you can find holistic, Cannabis related products. 
  • Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. Port Elizabeth is home to many dunes and beaches. One place many talk about is The Pottery. This is a 420 friendly coffee social club that is affiliated with Grow One Africa. At the Pottery you can find horticultural products, head shop, and great coffee! Join the social club, meet some friends who have similar interests to you and join the 420 family! 
  • Durban, Kwazulu Natal. Durban is another coastal city that has loads of modernized architecture as well as the most incredible Indian cuisine. Here you can visit Bohemian Beach Bumz, a 420-friendly dispensary and coffee shop located in Florida Road, Durban. Here you will find 420 related products and be able to enjoy a cup of coffee with like-minded individuals. 
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng. Johannesburg is known to be like a mini London, offering loads of business opportunities and creative venues for the upmarket communities. If you’re ever in Johannesburg, go ahead and visit Skyline Vape & Smoke Lounge. This is an overall smoke lounge, great to visit for after work drinks and enjoy a good cigar, vape, or anything you wish with a bunch of friends. 
  • Cape Town, Western Cape. Cape Town is a gorgeous city that has pristine beaches and lush vineyards. If you want to explore historic landmarks, have some delicious cuisine, or simply soak up in the laid-back atmosphere, Cape Town has something for everyone. Now for the 420 enthusiasts, do check out Cannabisters, which is a 420 club, and also a place where you can get related Cannabis products. 

Final Words

South Africa has so much to offer cannabis enthusiasts looking to experience its unique beauty, vibrant cities, beautiful wildlife, stunning beaches and mystical mountain ranges. If you want to experience both relaxation and adventure, visit South Africa and don’t forget to pop in to any one of the recommended 420 friendly locations we suggested.

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