Another year is coming to a close and we are gearing up for the best New Year’s celebration ever. What a better way to celebrate a new year than in the Awesome Mother City with it’s buzzing nightlife and beach parties.
Whether you are looking for a place to wine and dine with the family or party with your friends into the new year, we have something for you.
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Here is the round up of Cape Town’s hottest New Year’s Eve events, parties and Dinner spots to welcome 2018.
FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENTS
This historical event, dating back to the 19th century is celebrated yearly from 30 Dec to 2 Jan. Celebrating freedom the Cape Minstrels, dressed in their colorful costumes, parade the streets with brass bands not far behind. Starting in Rose Street, Bo Kaap, the Minstrels, also known as the “Kaapse Klopse” march the 7km route to the Greenpoint Stadium where the party continues. Experience this unique-to-Cape Town event for free.
Cost: Free | Venue: Rose Street, Bo Kaap, Cape Town | Time: 19:00 – 23:30 | Date: 30Dec-2 Jan
V&A WATERFRONT FIREWORK DISPLAY
The V&A Waterfront is one (If not the most) visited spot in Cape Town. Enjoy some grub at the food trucks and watch street performers and live musicians while you wait for the countdown to the new year and spectacular firework shows to welcome 2018.
Cost: Free | Venue: V&A Waterfront | Date: 31 Dec -1 Jan | 18h30 to 02h00
Enjoy some good music in the lush botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch while you dance into the new year with Goldfish and Hot Water. Arrive early to get the best spot to lay down your blanket, snacks, and bubbly.
Cost: R385pp | Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Dr | Time: 5pm | Date: 31 December
NEW YEARS DAY BUFFET BRUNCH
Your first meal of 2018 should be a good one. Reuben’s at the One & Only is hosting a brunch buffet to die for. Their buffet will feature dishes such as roast leg of lamb, pork leg roast, sirloin steaks and more.
Booking is essential, so better act fast.
t: +27 21 431 4511/5888 | e: [email protected]
Cost: R750 | Venue: The One & Only, Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront | Date: 1 January 2018 | Time: 11am – 3:30pm
ME & MR GREEN AT CAFE ROUX
Tickets to celebrate the coming new year with Cafe Roux will get you a welcome Gin cocktail, a relaxed sit-down supper & then a momentous party with Me & Mr. Green. Tickets are available online now so book early to not be disappointed.
Cost: R500 | Venue: Cafe Roux Noordhoek | Date: December 31 | Time: 7:30 pm
SUNSET HIKE AT DELVARA FARM
Put on your walking shoes and enjoy the last ever sunset of 2017 with a hike through the DelVera farm vineyards. The hike is just under 10km and suitable for the whole family. The tickets will get you a shuttle service if needed, a map and a glass of bubbly (juice for kids). You can pack your own picnic basket or order one for R80.
t: +27 (0)21 884 4752 | e: [email protected]
Cost: R150-Adults/R60-kids u 10/ R80 picnic | Venue: Dirtopia Trail Centre at Delvera Farm between Klapmuts and Stellenbosch | Date: 31 Dec 2017 | Time: 4:30pm
ROCKWELL DINNER THEATRE
Celebrate the new year like only Rockwell Dinner Theatre can with their award-winning show “Kaapse Stories from the Mother City” and other magical performances. Oysters and Cap Classique will be served while you enjoy the entertainment along with a Gala Dinner featuring crayfish, beef fillet, and chicken prawn curry
Cost: R1950pp – Half price child 3-12yrs | Venue: 32 Prestwich Street, Green Point, Cape Town | Date: 31 Dec 2017 | Time: 7pm for 7:30pm – 12pm
DEVIL’S PEAK TAP ROOM
Celebrate the beginning of a new year with free-flowing beer and wine at the foot of Devil’s Peak. Tickets include a 3-course meal, bottomless beer and wine on tap.
We had the opportunity to host 'The Most Expensive Burger in Town' fundraiser at Taproom Salt River with celebrity chefs from @santa_annas. In support of Community Keepers, the event has raised over R200, 000 to deliver mental health and social services to children, teachers and parents. Stunning evening! . . #CapeTown #community #communitykeepers #charity #benefit
Cost: R1250 | Venue: Taproom, Devil’s Peak Brewing Company, 150 Cecil Road, Salt River, Cape Town | Date: 31 Dec | Time: 8pm
RIO CARNIVAL AT AZURE
Celebrate the new year in style with a Carnival themed black-tie event hosted by the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. Upon arrival, canapes and bubbly will be served. You will also get to enjoy a six-course meal, French Champagne at midnight and live entertainment.
w: | e: [email protected] | t: + (0)21 437 9029
Cost: R3250pp | Venue: Azure Restaurant, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town | Date: 31 Dec 2017 | Time: 7:30pm for 8pm
HQ MASQUERADE BALL
Unmask 2018 with a sexy-smart Masquerade ball hosted by HQ. Welcome drinks will be served upon arrival, a light salad will be served to wet your appetite for the main course which you have a choice of Sirloin & Chips or the vegetarian option of grilled Organic Portobello Mushrooms with fries. Dessert will be a trio of chocolate. DJ line up will be announced soon.
Cost: R795 | Venue: HQ, 100 Shortmarket St, Cape Town | Date: 31 Dec 2017 | Time: 5pm
FIREWORKS AT MAReSOL
Eat delicious Portugues inspired food while you enjoy the amazing views and front row seats of the firework display at MAReSOL restaurant.
They will be hosting a NYE dinner which will include Moët & Chandon & oysters on arrival and a 4-course meal with a Portuguese twist.
Cost: R1950/p | Venue: Slipway, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town | Date: 31 Dec 2017 | Time: 7pm
NYE PARTIES / FESTIVALS
Synergy Live is a 3-day music festival with multiple stages, delicious food, beautiful surroundings and mind-blowing audiovisuals. A great way to spend the last few days of 2017 with old and new friends.
Cost: R395 – Early Bird Tickets | Venue: Anura Wine Estate | Date: 1 – 3 December | Time: Fri 12pm to Sun 4pm
SHIMMY BEACH PARTY
Get ready for an unforgettable night at Shimmy Beach. They will be hosting an exclusive party with F*** Me I’m Famous (FMIF). With world-class entertainment straight from Ibiza, you will get to party with the sounds of the international superstar DJ, JP Candela, and friends. This will be a night you will never forget.
Cost: R950/ R1800 VIP | Venue: Shimmy Beach Club, 12 South Arm Rd, Cape Town | Date: 31 Dec | Time: 7pm -4am
SECRETS OF SUMMER NYE PARTY
The festival will kick off in the late morning at Maiden’s Cove, Clifton Beach where you will have a full day of fun in the sun. Headlining acts that have been announced so far include Groove Delight from Brazil, Dean Fuel, DJ Loyd, Ryan the DJ, and many more. No under 18s and no under 21s at the VIP section.
Cost: R390 – Super Early Bird/ R490 – Early Bird /R700 – Early Bird VIP
Venue: Maidens Cove, Clifton | Date: 31 Dec | Time: 11am – 2am
Get ready for a whimsical NYE festival celebration that entices the imagination. Brought to you by the creators of “We Love Summer” and “Kinky Disco”, you will be dancing well into the new year.
Cost: Starting at R550 | Venue: La Paris Estate, Wemmershoek Road, R301 Franschhoek, Paarl | Date: 31 Dec 2017| Time: 12pm-6am
CAPE TOWN CALLING
Send 2017 off in a block-party-style event to remember. Great food and drink will include IYO Burgers, Love thy Neighbour, Burger & Lobster and Charango. The music line up included tunes from EDX, Timo ODV, Dean Fuel, Kyle Cassim, Abby Nurock, Tomorrows Will, and many more. There will be 7 dance floors, the finest local food, drink and entertainment to bring you into the new year.
Cost: Starting at R550 (Early bird) | Venue: Heritage Square, Shortmarket St, Cape Town City Centre | Date: 31 Dec 2017 | Time:
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