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Celebrate New Year's Eve & New Year's Day in Cape Town

Ring in the new year in the Mother City and surrounds at some of the hottest, most happening parties, concerts, feasts and more!

Still not sure what to do for New Year’s in Cape Town this year? Well look no further. We’ve put together a comprehensive selection of the best NYE events and parties that are going down in the Mother City and the surrounding Western Cape.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to wine, dine and dance or whether you’re searching for a three-day opskop under the stars, we’ve got something for you. Remember, we're NOT a booking site, so you need to phone the individual event organisers to book your spot. 

NEW YEAR'S DAY IN CAPE TOWN

If you’re seeking something to do on the first of the year, read last year's guide to get a taste of what to expect in 2016 on New Year's Day

2016 events are coming soon, but for inspiration, read below to find out what happened last year!

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2015 – 2016 NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS IN CAPE TOWN & THE WESTERN CAPE
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A White Masquerade at The Roundhouse & Rumbullion
‘Yet another fabulous year has come to pass. Now it’s time to celebrate it the right way with some glamour on the grass.’ These wise words come from the beautiful The Roundhouse & Rumbullion restaurants, which will be staging an enchanting NYE to-do in their gorgeous gardens this year. Expect an evening of pure class and elegance, with an all-white décor theme and dress-code and plenty of indulgent revelry planned. Dance under the starry skies of Camps Bay as the talented DJ Richard Marshall masterfully drops electronic rhythms guaranteed to get you twirling in your finest threads. Sample a selection of indulgent cuisine with the tasty cocktail dining spread, and enjoy some sublime beverages to keep your spirits high. Be sure to adhere to the White Splendour theme and bring a camera to capture your memorable moments and the unsurpassed splendour of the establishment’s surrounds. Step into a beauteous white wonderland and be prepared to be swept away into a world of whimsy, laughter and chic sophistication.

COST: Tickets cost R3000p/p which includes cocktail dining, selected beverages and entertainment. The night begins at 7pm for 8pm and the party will continue well into 2016. Bookings can be made by calling +27(0)21 438 4347 or emailing info@theroundhouserestaurant.com. This is an over 18 event only and guests are advised to make use of taxi services.  

New Year’s Eve 007 Party at HQ Restaurant
Where do suave super-spies spend New Year’s Eve? At one of Cape Town city centre’s swankiest steakhouses, Headquarters (HQ) restaurant, of course! Party like there’s no tomorrow, with a night of dinner, dancing, shaken-not-stirred cocktails and mysterious men in suits. The cutting edge, single concept eatery (only sirloin, salad and dessert is on the menu) looks to lend the start of 2016 a heady dose of 007 sophistication, with booze, delicious food and a dessert that’s licenced to kill. A DJ will be stationed at the decks to drop killer beats, and a fully-stocked bar – Cubans included – will also be at your service. Tickets cost R600p/p and include canapés, a cocktail on arrival and a meal of sirloin, salad and dessert (a vegetarian option is available). 

COST: To book, telephone +27 (0) 21 424 6373 or email matt@hqrestaurant.co.za; full payment must be made in advance to confirm a slot.

New Year's Eve at the V&A Waterfront
Welcome 2016 with a bang at the V&A Waterfront’s annual New Year’s Eve bash and stunning firework display. With a programme packed with live music and street performers, this is one of the biggest New Year’s parties in the city. Expect to be dazzled by colours and a carnival atmosphere, as jugglers, buskers, Zip Zap Circus performers and floats wow onlookers. There will also be live music performances from South African stars such as Jimmy Nevis and Chad Saaiman, as well as a variety of food trucks and caterers for those who work up an appetite during the celebrations.

COST: Entry to this event is FREE! For more information, call +27 (0)21 408 7500.

Rezonance New Year’s Eve Trance Party Cape Town
Plunge into the new year with the big daddy of electronic dance music fiestas in the Mother City. That’s right folks, the much-anticipated psychedelic Rezonance NYE Festival, which is one of the biggest New Year’s trance parties in Cape Town, is back on the calendar to kick your 2016 into high gear. As always, the four-day jol goes down at Contermanskloof Farm in Durbanville, and organisers have scoured the country and the globe for only the hottest local psytrance, progressive, drum n bass, techno, chill and dub step acts – all of whom will drop beats across the four dance arenas from Wednesday, 30 December 2015 to Saturday, 2 January 2016. Expect camping out under the stars, stomping in the mud, overall fun, freedom and debauchery.
COST: Tickets are available online at Quicket.co.za and selected outlets and cost between R630p/p and R680p/p. Festival-goers wanting to purchase their tickets online will be required to create a Quicket account and register to complete the purchasing process. Please note that early bird tickets have been sold out, and no festival day passes will be available. 

New Year’s Eve Bond Celebration at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
It would appear that Mr Bond is having a serious comeback in 2015 as the chic Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa’s Azure Restaurant is celebrating the New Year with a 007-inspired extravaganza. Pay homage to the legend of Bond by ‘dressing to kill’ in black and red, and tucking into a decadent five-course dinner that would please the sexy spy himself. The mouth-watering menu includes Mozambican langoustine, Joostenberg duck, Klein Karoo lamb, cremalat gorgonzola, and a caramel bomb involving caramel mousse, milk chocolate ice cream, espresso cinnamon cookies and caramel puree – need we say more? The night will start with dinner, followed by live music and plenty of dancing, after which there’ll be the traditional NYE countdown with French Champagne and a toast to 2016.

COST: The five-course dinner costs R2550p/p (includes gratuity, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and Champagne at 12am); drinks are for patrons own account. The evening commences at 7pm for 8pm. To reserve your seat call +27(0)21 437 9029 or email restaurants@12apostles.co.za.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel
Usher in 2015 with a sumptuous, satisfying New Year’s Eve dinner at African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel’s elegant Savour Restaurant. The eatery is serving up a simply tantalising five-course dinner within its classy, contemporary interior, making sure guests enter the brand new year in style. Expect gourmet delicacies such as miso cured tuna, buttermilk espuma and orange gastrique, beef fillet with onion cream, and cream cheese ice cream with caramel peanut parfait and brown butter cake. If you’re up for a bit of swank and sophistication, there’s no better place for your midnight toast than Savour Restaurant.
COST: New Year’s Eve dinner at Savour Restaurant costs R695p/p and bookings can be made either by calling +27 (0) 21 525 3888 or emailing reservations@crystaltowershotel.com. Pre-booking and full pre-payment is essential to secure a reservation.

New Year’s Eve Concert at Kirstenbosch
Say sayonara to 2015 while twirling and whirling to hypnotic beats from modern folk muso Jeremy Loops and ska-blend funk band Grassy Spark. These two famous acts are billed to perform live in concert at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2015. Taking place beneath the starry night skies on scenic open lawns, the show invites audience members to bring along blankets, picnic baskets and bubbly, and usher in 2016 in laidback style.

COST: Tickets for the NYE Kirstenbosch concert are available via Webtickets.co.za or from the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office and will set you back R330p/p (all ages). 

Cape Town Calling New Year's Eve Party at The Bungalow in Clifton
When ocean views meet exceptional sound, and beautiful people and summer sunshine get thrown into the mix, you can rest assured that a memorable night is in store. Hosted by Guess Jeans and featuring the likes of Kyle Cassim, TiMO ODV, Dean Fuel and more, this jol unfolds at beachfront bar The Bungalow on Thursday, 31 December 2015. There’ll be two dance floors to let loose on, so come and celebrate 2016 by the sea with the people who matter to you the most.

COST: Tickets are available online at Newyearsevesa.co.za. Entry costs range from R450p/p to R850p/p depending on ticket choice. Click through to the event for more information.

New Year’s Eve 007 Party at The Foreign Exchange Bar
With an appropriate Bond theme of ‘From Russia With Love: Moscow’, guests at FOREX’s acclaimed New Year’s Eve bash are encouraged to get into gear and slip into something a spy would approve of. The eclectic Observatory-based nightlife spot is billed to transport attendees straight to Moscow – the setting in the film From Russia With Love – and while dropping bad guys is not on the cards, the DJ will be assassinating banging basslines to take you into 2016 with all the suaveness and style of the dapper and debonair MI6 agent. What’s more, revellers can expect to sample a smorgasbord of snacks and to sip on Champagne and an array of other daring drinks. There will also be a professional photo booth to immortalise your evening and, of course, a vibrant dance floor to get your groove on. Guys are requested to suit up (or down) in their best Russian-style attire, and the ladies can don their finest sexy dresses.

COST: Tickets will be available via Quicket.co.za and cost R150p/p or R200p/p at the door. The price includes snacks and champagne.

New Year’s Eve Pacha Ibiza Party at the Grand Café & Beach Bar
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cape Town with an island-style jam at the Pacha Ibiza party held at the Grand Café & Beach Bar in Granger Bay. Located on the private shores of this much-loved oceanfront eatery and club, the end-of-year jol, which brings the famous Spanish nightclub’s legendary summer soiree to Cape Town, offers socialites and hedonists the chance to experience the vibes of the Mediterranean party mecca without having to board a plane. Revellers can get down to the banging bass-lines of Pacha Ibiza resident DJs Danny Wade and Josef Bamba as well as local DJs. The famous Pacha Ibiza dancers will also be in attendance.
 
COST: Tickets are available through Afterhours.nutickets.co.za/PachaNYE2015 and cost R750p/p for the party or R2250p/p for the sit-down feast and party.

New Year’s Eve Comedy Show & Party at The Cape Town Comedy Club
Laugh off all of 2015’s worries and blues at the New Year’s Eve comedy show and party at The Cape Town Comedy Club at the Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront. Merrymakers can look forward to a side-splitting stand-up show of note featuring five comedians, including the one and only Shimmy Isaacs as the headline act, supported by Devin Gray, Dalin Oliver and Lungelo Ndlovu.  After all the giggles and guffaws, DJ Aaron will drop heady beats to take revelers into the wee hours of the morning. While supper is not included in the ticket price, patrons can order off the a la carte menu (which includes some super NYE specials), and the kitchen will be open until midnight; the cash bar will be open until 2am. 

COST: Tickets cost R350p/p and are available via Computicket.com and Computicket outlets; dinner is not included in the ticket price. Please note that this is an over-18s event. 

New Year’s Eve at the Barnyard Theatre
Celebrate New Year’s Eve by singing along to summer tunes at the 99 Hits final musical tribute show of the annum at the Barnyard Theatre in Willowbridge. Billed as the ultimate audio-visual experience, this NYE show is best described as ‘a rollercoaster ride through more than 60 years of hit songs’, and will fit 99 super songs into one action-packed musical jam. What better way to bid the year farewell than with a musical tribute that pays homage to the keepers of cool - think Elvis, Cliff Richard, Cher, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, The Beach Boys and more - and the classic tracks from movies like Grease and others.

COST: Tickets to the NYE show costs R390p/p.

New Year’s Eve Party at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch
Bid 2015 farewell and spend New Year’s Eve in Stellenbosch this year at the historic Spier Wine Farm in the Cape Winelands. The Boland-based farm is hosting a family-friendly NYE dinner and party with something for all ages. The evening starts off with a welcome drink and a snack before guests tuck into a three-course farm-to-table meal in a communal setting. A live band will provide some hip-swinging tunes into the wee hours of the morning. While moms and pops party the night away, kids will be cared for by the childminders in the adjacent Manor House where the little ones can settle in and watch a movie.

COST: The NYE dinner and party costs R950p/p (includes a welcome drink, a snack, Spier Signature Wines, soft drinks and a gift to take home) for adults.Kids under the age of 12 pay R250p/p and the price includes access to the movie screening. The party starts at 8pm and runs until 1am the next morning. Click through to the event for information.

Stuart Taylor’s 2015 in Review Show at the Baxter Theatre
Laugh your way into 2016 with Cape Town’s very own king of comedy, Stuart Taylor. See the master comedian in action at this special performance of his latest three-person stand-up show at the Baxter Theatre. As the pilot of this flight of funny, Taylor, backed by Oscar Petersen and Mel Jones, examines the ups and downs of 2015 (the lowlights mainly attributed to Eskom), in a hilarious, refreshing and feel-good way. The performance earned the trio a Standard Bank Ovation Award for comedy at the 2015 National Arts Festival, so it’s definitely one to watch.


COST: Tickets are available via Computicket.com and start at R100p/p.

New Year’s Eve at Nederburg with the CTPO
This year, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will be welcoming 2016 in style with a beautiful concert in the sophisticated surrounds of Nederburg Wine Farm. Conducted by Brandon Philips, with Katlego Maboe as MC, the performance includes guest acts by stars Elvis Blue (Idols winner), Lloyd Cele (Idols runner up), BlackByrd country band and jazz singer Sarah Theron. The symphony of song and sound is the ideal way to relax after a busy year, and guests are invited to bring along picnics whilst partaking in the range of Nederburg wines on offer. Gates open at 5pm and the concert starts at 9:30pm.

COST: Tickets cost R175p/p for kids from 12-18 and R300p/p for adults and can be bought from Computicket.com, Computicket outlets or from the Artscape Theatre. Phone +27(0)21 410 9966 to find out more.

New Year’s Eve on Table Mountain
Treat yourself to a pre-New Year’s Eve celebration in Cape Town on Table Mountain and witness the final sunset of 2015 from atop one of the official ‘New7Wonders of Nature’. This majestic mountain offers merrymakers the perfect perch from which to soak up the beauty of the Mother City before heading out to see the clock strike midnight. The last trip up is at 8pm and the final car down departs at 9pm. The sun is scheduled to set at 8pm.

COST: Tickets can be bought online via Webtickets.co.za or at the cableway ticket office. Click through to the event for more information on costs. 

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Shimmy Beach Club
Cape Town’s ultimate summer party hotspot is sending off 2015 with a glitzy, glamorous NYE extravaganza for those who love the finer things in the life. Shimmy has become known for a luxe approach to a bangin’ New Year’s jol, while eager partygoers can boogie on down to the club on Thursday, 31 December 2015. And finally, as the oceanside club demands a certain sort of swank and style, so dress your best and toast to 2016 at this elegantly suave affair.

COST: Entry costs R900p/p and R6000p/p depending on ticket type. Click through to the event for more information.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Charcoal Dining
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cape Town at Charcoal Dining, one of the Mother City’s upmarket and intimate bistros in Gardens. This quaint eatery is all about giving its guests a unique experience with a personal touch, and this NYE dinner is certainly no exception. There will be a jazz band playing on the night, providing the ideal backdrop to the five-course dining extravaganza. Expect delicacies such as spicy gazpacho with chorizo, fresh grilled line fish with lemon and chive cream, seared tuna, rare roast beef fillet, grilled ostrich, panna cotta chocolate cups and other delights! 

COST: Spots to this scrumptious NYE dinner cost R950p/p. A vegetarian option is also available, and the menu is subject to change. The 10% service charge is not included in the price. Booking is essential, and to do so, contact +27 (0) 21 422 3232 or email info@charcoaldining.co.za.

New Year’s Disco at the Piano Bar
Flaunt your fly style, big hair and blue eye shadow at the Piano Bar’s diva-licious disco! Let the fever take you as you become infected by the beat in De Waterkant’s favourite watering hole and eatery. Exclusive and intimate, with toe-tapping beats from the Umlilo Jazz Band, DJ Boeta Gee and DJ Rozzano, this is the ideal way to welcome in 2016 with your family and friends. Aside from mood music and glitter balls, there’ll also be a complimentary glass of bubbles and oysters for guests, followed by a smorgasbord of canapés. You can either include dinner as part of your thriller of a night, or opt to simply party 2015 away.

COST: The ticket package that includes dinner is R980p/p (and limited to 70 tickets), while the dancing and bubbles package (minus dinner) is R590p/p (and limited to 40 tickets). Both ticket options afford you a glass of complimentary bubbles at midnight, and doors open at 5pm for cocktails on the terrace. Book by phoning +27(0)21 418 1096 or email bookings@thepianobar.co.za. 

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Richard’s Supper Stage 
Say hello to 2016 in true Capetonian fashion at Richard’s Supper Stage. The musical revue restaurant is hosting an entertaining extravaganza with a gala dinnner and a special edition of the ‘Kaapse Stories from the Mother City’ show to make sure guests greet the New Year with content bellies and jovial spirits. The spread includes Champagne and oysters on arrival and a main course of specially prepared crayfish, beef fillet, chicken and prawn curry (to name just a few). After the lively tale of the rainbow nation comes to an end, diners will be entertained by renowned magician Kyle Grey and Richard’s resident jazz band. Then, at midnight there will be a Kaapse Klopse (Cape Carnival) procession to welcome 2016 in true local style. Afterwards, guests can dance the night away until the wee hours of the morning. 

COST: Tickets for New Year’s Eve celebrations at Richard’s Supper Stage cost R1800p/p and can be booked either by calling +27 (0) 76 144 4809 or emailing bookings@richardscapetown.co.za. Kiddies between the ages of 3 and 12 years of age pay half price. The good times start at 8pm.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Quay 4
One of the city’s landmark restaurants will be swinging into 2016 in style with live bands, Champagne and a special menu. The downstairs tavern is perfectly positioned to provide guests with a stellar view of the V&A Waterfront’s annual fireworks display, and will be hosting a three-course meal that includes a glass of Moet & Chandon on arrival. Upstairs, in the establishment’s fancy fine-dining counterpart, diners will be treated to a lavish five-course meal, Champagne and an unbelievable view of the fizzling firework show.

COST: Dinner at the Quay 4 Tavern costs R990p/p, while Upstairs@Quay 4 is R1600p/p. To book phone +27(0)21 419 2008 or email info@quay4.co.za

New Year’s Party with Yours Truly & Once in Cape Town Backpackers
Everyone knows that Yours Truly has some of the best food in town, and Once in Cape Town is famed for its gorgeous clientele and fabulous setting – hence, when these two forces collide and decide to plan a party, you know it’s going to be a goodie. Kloof’s trendiest backpackers is hosting a beautiful party for beautiful people on the terrace deck for New Year’s, which promises bubbles, beats and plenty of vinyl DJ sets. Once in Cape Town, party like a Capetonian and ring in 2016 in serious style!

COST: To find out more phone +27(0)86 596 4151or email info@stayatonce.com.

New Year’s Eve Night and Day Ballet
With a special opening night gala performance on New Year’s Eve, this sparkling ballet relays the tale of legendary American songwriter Cole Porter, through a selection of his hits accompanied by choreographed dances. Stylish and fun, the show allows classical ballet to collide with jazz and tap dance, to songs such as ‘Too Darn Hot’, ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’ and ‘Night and Day.’

COST: The ballet will be on at Artscape from Thursday, 31 December 2015 to Sunday, 10 January 2016, after which it will be on at Maynardville from Sunday, 24 January to Sunday, 21 February 2016. Tickets are available from Computicket.com and range from R150p/p to R250p/p.

New Year’s Eve Family-Friendly Farm Fun at Hazendal Wine Estate
Dance and feast your way into the new year at the charmingly rustic and historical Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The Cape Winelands eatery is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner and dance fit for the whole family and invites guests to indulge in an evening of farm-style magic and delicious honest fare. Kick-start the evening with a welcome cocktail and snacks beneath the centuries-old oak trees before tucking into a fish and spit braai buffet. As the cherry on top, dessert presents NYE patrons with a chocolate fountain with marshmallows, fruit and cake. Toast to 2016 with a glass of bubbly and dance the night away to the soulful sounds of the Rockshandy band. Children are welcome to attend, and there will be a supervised play area with a movie screening and party packs filled with yummy treats. The party starts at 8pm and continues until 1am.

COST: Tickets for the NYE dinner and dance cost R450p/p for adults and R95p/p for children under the age of 12. Guests can book their spot by calling +27 (0) 21 903 5034 or by emailing functions@hazendal.co.za.

New Year’s Eve at the Grande Roche Hotel
Indulge in a gastronomic seven-course dinner and celebrate New Year’s Eve in Paarl at the acclaimed Grande Roche Hotel's Bosman’s Restaurant. Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, this contemporary fine dining eatery will take NYE guests on a journey of flavours that is sure to make for a memorable and festive occasion. A live band will provide live music throughout the affair (dancing is encouraged), and at midnight, guests can say hello to 2016 with a spectacular fireworks display. 

COST: The seven-course dinner costs R2725p/p and kiddies younger than the age of 11 years pay R1362.50p/p. Booking is essential and can be made by calling +27 (0) 21 863 5100. Do note that dietary requirements must be stated upon booking.

New Year’s Eve at the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore 
Looking for a classy and stylish way to end off the new year? The folks at the ultra-hip Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore are hosting two brilliant events to help you ring in 2016 with some proper pomp and circumstance. For one, there’s the opportunity to tuck into a swanky dinner at the modern and elegant Red Bar and Grill Restaurant (RBG), where guests can indulge in a lovely five-course meal whilst listening to some soothing live music. If having a boogie is more your scene then get involved with the rooftop party at Harald’s Bar & Terrace, which is located on the sky-high 11th floor. Here, yummy canapés and tapas will be circling and thumping beats from the resident DJ Shylo will set the tone for the evening. In both cases, guests can toast to midnight with a complimentary glass of bubbles on the rooftop bar.

COST: Bookings can be made through the hotel by calling +27 (0)21 427 8300 and securing your spot. Entry to the rooftop party costs R825p/p, which includes the welcome drink, canapés, a tapas dinner, candy station, live DJ and complimentary bubbles. The five-course dinner costs R795p/p and includes a welcome drink, five-course dinner and bubbles at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Street Party at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town
The Mother City’s sidewalks are set to sizzle this New Year’s Eve with Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town’s NYE Carnival Fiesta-themed street party. This trendy inner-city establishment offers merrymakers a unique and cosmopolitan spot to bid farewell to 2015 as well as an opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the city’s elite. The red-hot soiree takes over New Church Street and transforms it into a fab fest for guests.

COST: To pre-book your ticket to this fabulous do, simply email nye@theinspirationroom.co.za or call the hotel for more information on +27 (0) 21 488 2555. Alternatively, tickets will also be available at the door on the night, and costs range between R200p/p and R2000p/p depending on the package.

NYE at Boschendal Farm Estate
Imagine sitting under a spacious Bedouin Tent on the immaculate lawns of one of the Wineland’s foremost estates, beneath the lights of twinkling stars and surrounded by the sweet scent of roses. Picture yourself and your friends tucking into a slow roasted, naturally raised Angus ox, delicately flavoured with spices and herbs and served with sublime salads, side dishes and local cheeses. Feast and be merry, whilst listening to the upbeat melodies of a live band, and anticipating the sugary taste of a selection of summer desserts. If this sounds like the way you want to welcome in 2016, then you need to book your New Year’s with Boschendal.  

COST: The evening costs R850p/p, which includes dinner, live music and a glass of bubbly. Bookings can be made by emailing reservations@boschendal.co.za or phoning +27(0)21 870 4274. Dinner begins at 7:30pm for 8pm and the night will continue until 1am. 

New Year’s with Radisson Blu Hotel at the V&A Waterfront
A New Year’s Eve soiree that’s licenced to thrill, the secret agent gathering at the prestigious Radisson Blu Hotel promises to be one event that most would kill to attend. If you’re a suave, sexy spy with an eye for a grand night out then make sure you dress to impress and arrive at the V&A Waterfront promptly for a welcome drink and some undercover surprises. With live entertainment, superb gifts and a glass of sparkling wine on the cards, this is a NYE night to remember that’ll certainly stir and shake you up! Alternatively, cruise into the Waterfront’s harbour on New Year’s Day to enjoy some awesome music and gastronomic delights, whilst revelling in pretty vistas of the mountain and sea.

COST: The NYE soiree costs R2175p/p, and kids aged five to twelve pay half price, while children under five eat for free. New Year’s Day costs R295p/p and kids aged five to twelve pay half price, while children under five eat for free.

NYE at Stardust Theatrical Dining
Mad about musicals? If so, this is a must-attend 2016 celebration for you! Known for its super sound, witty waiters and scrumptious cuisine, the locally-loved dinner-show establishment promises to be a shining light for New Year’s events, with a line-up jam-packed with top tunes. Start with Hello Dolly which includes Bellinis accompanied by a Shirley Temple (or two), followed by a chorus line of canapé selections. Next Stardust will rock you with their volcanic oyster, and then you can enjoy a tantalising cabaret of starters. Pop the Sweet Caroline into your mouth for a refreshing palate cleanser before indulging in mains fit for Lion Kings and Dancing Queens. Mamma Mia! Dessert time will follow, and then there’ll be a complimentary bottle of Desiderius sparkling wine to round off the appetising sing-song.

COST: Tickets cost R1250p/p, and dietary requests can be accommodated. The menu is subject to change and Halaal and Kosher food can be ordered on request. Phone +27(0)21 462 7777 or email admin@stardustcapetown.com to book.

NYE with Beerhouse
What’s better than beer? Unlimited beer, of course! This year, Beerhouse is going all out to harken in the new year with a seriously boozy extravaganza with lekker lagers and every other type of brew. Celebrating the local beer industry, the Open Tap event will offer thirsty guests the opportunity to pour their own pints from five different beers on tap. Hop to the bright yellow building at 6pm to be there when the taps open.  There will also be general admittance tickets giving guests access to the 99 bottles of beer, 25 taps, wine, spirits and other beverages offered at the cheery, beery establishment.

COST: Open Tap tickets cost R300p/p and are available from Quicket.co.za. A limited number of Early Bird tickets will also be on sale for R250p/p. General admittance tickets are R30p/p.

New Years at The Slug & Lettuce in Kloof Street
Nothing says New Year’s better than good food and fabulous good-mood inducing music. And that’s exactly what popular watering hole The Slug & Lettuce will be offering patrons on Thursday, 31 December, from 10pm until 2am. Whether you’re an 80s glam gal, a 90s wild child, a rock ‘n roll soul or a flower power peace lover, the DJs will be dropping all sorts of sweet tunes and one hit wonders, so there’ll be something to suit every special snowflake, regardless of how eclectic your taste may be. Speaking of taste, it’s worth noting that The Slug will be open on New Year’s Day, bringing double the trouble with a saucy two for one burger special on offer until 5pm!  Dress up and head on down to funky town for big beats and New Year’s Eve treats.

COST: Entry is FREE! To find out more call +27(0)21 422 5325.

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Gaze upon incredible artworks that are accessible to the blind

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Green Forest Trail Run SeriesGreen Forest Train Run Series in the ...

Lace up and traverse the lush Cape landscape as spring sets in

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Historical paintings take on a controversial legacy in this play set in a ...

SA Print Gallery ExhibitionsThe South African Print Gallery ...

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Business of DesignBusiness of Design Conference

Who says creative can’t be commercial? This conference proves it can!

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Clybourne Park stands for a whole lot more than a property in this racy satire

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Sample world-class wines and daringly deconstructed French classics in this ...

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Wine, dine and relax every Tuesday at this stylish CBD haunt

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Test your general knowledge at this Long Street-based haunt’s Tuesday pub quiz

Slava's Snowshow - 2Slava’s Snowshow

Clowns in a snow storm, what’s not to love?

Cape Town Youth Choir Handel's Messiah 1SA College of Music Concert Series

Music has the power to inspire, and these scholars appreciate its true meaning

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