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Where To Celebrate Like It’s 2018 This New Year’s Eve
Our selection of special celebrations to ring in 2018 in Cape Town and the Western Cape
Last Updated: 01 November 2017
Party over here. Party over there. There is a New Year’s Eve party everywhere, for every kind of person. Here’s our list of parties to remember.
DINNER & DANCING AT ROAST & CO
If you and your friends want to go somewhere new to the city this year make it Roast & Co. This freshly opened restaurant offers farm-to-table style food, as well a swanky courtyard bar. Roast & Co. is classy, but they do know how to party. DJs will start spinning the decks from 9pm until late at the courtyard, which is spacious enough to dance the night away.
Cost: Tickets start at R595/p, includes set dinner and a complimentary Tanqueray cocktail.
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 6372 or email@example.com
Where: 98 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
DRESS UP FOR DINNER AT HQ’S MASQUERADE BASH
The dress code this year is “black venetian”. Think sexy gowns, crisp suits and intricate masks that conceal all but the twinkle in your eye. The restaurant will be decorated in glittering jewels and dark colours. There'll be food and wine, and some of Cape Town’s best-loved DJs.
Cost: R795/ for welcome cocktail and canapes, followed by a three-course dinner. Proof of payment is required to confirm your booking.
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 6373 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Heritage Square, 100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
FIVE-COURSE DINNER AT CRYSTAL TOWERS
This swanky, yet unpretentious hotel is the perfect venue for an evening of celebrations and clinking of chilled glasses of bubbly. It’s also the perfect excuse to bring out that party dress that’s been itching for a night out, or that fancy tie that’s just collecting dust. You’ll be tucking into crayfish bisque, cured smoked Norwegian salmon, lamb shoulder, pineapple parfait, and friandise (a variety of small sweets and preserved fruits).
Cost: R700/p includes the five-course meal and complimentary drink.
Contact: +27(0) 21 525 3888 or email@example.com
Where: Corner of Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Century City, Cape Town
DINNER AND FIREWORKS AT MAReSOL
Watch a dazzling display of fireworks at the acclaimed V&A Waterfront from MAReSOL. This Portuguese-inspired restaurant sits perfectly in the harbour to allow for panoramic views of both the city and harbour, and with a four-course dinner (with a Portuguese twist) in store it certainly is a picturesque way to celebrate New Year's. Guests are invited to arrive from 7pm, where they will be met with Moët & Chandon and oysters. True to Cape Town tradition there will be a beautiful display of fireworks over the bay, and MAReSOL will have the front row seats.
Cost: R1950/p for a four-course dinner, which includes bubbly and oysters, table reservations will only be confirmed once a deposit has been made. Find out info about what the four courses entail on their site.
Contact: +27 (0)21 425 3385 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Slipway, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
BOTTOMLESS BEER AND WINE AT THE TAPROOM
Craft beer lovers should aim to spend their night at Devil’s Peak Brewing Company’s Taproom. Not only do these master local brewers have a selection of beers on tap to please an array of palates, they have a pretty fine wine list to add to their evening's offerings, too. The drinks are accompanied by a three-course meal, that starts off with canapés and finishes off with a decadent chocolate mousse dessert.
Cost: R1250/p for food, unlimited beer and wine on tap.
Contact: +27 (0)21 201 1401 or email@example.com
Where: 95 Durham Ave, Salt River, Cape Town
RIO CARNIVAL AT AZURE RESTAURANT AT THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL
You’re cordially invited to the Twelve Apostles Hotel And Spa carnival-themed New Year's Eve party. This festive-themed venue is one of Cape Town’s finest hotels, and promises to be a magical night as only the Twelve Apostles can deliver.
Cost: R3250/p covers canapes and a glass of bubbly on arrival, a six-course meal, French Champagne at midnight and live entertainment.
Contact: + (0)21 437 9029 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Azure Restaurant, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
NEW YEAR’S EVE SUNSET HIKE AT DELVARA FARM
Watch the sun set on 2017 with a hike through the Delvera Farm vineyards. Marked as a 9.75km circular route, this one's for the whole family. You are encouraged to pack picnic baskets (or reserve one at R80/p) and camping chairs. You can start arriving at Dirtopia Trail Centre at Delvera Farm from 4:30pm. Remember to wear walking shoes and bring along a jacket and torch for when the sun sets.
Cost: Hike is R150/p for adults and R60/p for children under 10 years-old. Price includes a shuttle service at the end of the hike (for the kids or adults who need a lift back), a map and a glass of bubbly (juice for kids). As mentioned R80 will be charged for picnic baskets, these need to be arranged two days before the event.
Contact: +27 (0)21 884 4752 or email@example.com
Where: Dirtopia Trail Centre at Delvera Farm between Klapmuts and Stellenbosch
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING AT THE BEAUTIFUL BENGUELA COVE LAGOON
If you’re dreaming of a quiet New Year’s Eve, then head out of town to Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate in Hermanus. The views alone are enough to make any visit worthwhile, with a 360-degree panorama of hills and rows of vineyards along the banks of Botrivier Lagoon. Along with this spectacular setting they will be serving a special New Year’s Eve dinner, accompanied by live music.
Cost: R650/p to R850/p and includes a welcome drink, glass of bubbly at midnight and set menu. After dinner guests can enjoy the countdown to 2018.
Contact: +27(0) 87 357 0637 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, R43, Botrivier Lagoon, Hermanus
RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT REUBEN’S AT THE ONE&ONLY
To have a seat at celebrity chef Reuben’s acclaimed restaurant the One&Only you’ll need to book early. After dinner, guest are free to join the after-party and countdown to 2018 at the Vista Bar and Lounge, with its panoramic views through the wall-to-ceiling glass. The restaurant and Vista Bar will be open for drinks throughout the night.
Cost: R2750/p, for a three-course dinner, a glass of bubbly upon arrival, and party afterwards.
Contact: +27 (0) 21 431 451 or email@example.com.
Where: The One&Only Cape Town, Dock Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
A GALA DINNER AT THE ROCKWELL DINNER THEATRE
As only the Rockwell Dinner Theatre knows how, there is no doubt that this New Year’s Eve they are out to entertain you. There will be shows throughout the night, featuring an edition of their award-winning “Kaapse Stories in the Mother City". At midnight, expect a Kaapse Klopse procession. Some of the dinner options include crayfish, beef fillet and prawn curry.
COST: R1950/p for a 3-course meal, children aged between three and 14 pay half price.
Contact: +27 (0)76 144 4809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: 32 Prestwich Street, Green Point, Cape Town
LIVE BAND AND DJ AT SEELAN BISTRO & BAR
Well-known restaurateur Seelan Sundoo says their New Year’s Eve party “just keeps growing from strength to strength”. The partying will start at 7pm with live entertainment from Marce Underwood and her band. Food will be tapas and canapés to start, seafood platters for mains, and the ultimate dessert plates to end off your meal. Once the dining comes to an end DJ Roach will take over and play into the early hours.
Cost: R1800/p for the entertainment, food, and a bottle of wine for two.
Contact: +27 (0)21 421 4906 or email@example.com
Where: Shop 8, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Are you ready for this festive season? Here is a list of cool venues to host your end-of-year office parties; or are you looking for nightlife activities these holidays. We also know of other activities to do this December.
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