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NEW YEAR'S EVE 2019/2020: Where To Celebrate Like It’s 2020 On New Year’s Eve

A new year has started but celebrations to bring in 2020 are already being planned.  

Last Updated: 22 January 2019

We may just have celebrated New Year's Eve but plans are already underway for events to bring in 2020. We have our fingers on the pulse and will bring you the best selection of unique, eclectic and spectacular parties and events for New Year's Eve 2019.


We'll certainly be the first to share the special, different, lovely, proper and exicting options for 31 December. New Year's Eve in the city is quite the undertaking. We'll make it simple for you.


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For now take a look back at the amazing events that helped Cape Town usher this year in with style.


When there’s no beach big enough to host your beach party, you find a venue that can, and take the beach to it. 5fm Secrets of Summer is planning to do just that along the Liesbeek River in Observatory at the River Club Golf Estate.They’ll be building a man-made beach oasis along with all the amenities (think beach sand and lifeguard towers as DJ booths). They’re also bringing in some big local and international artists such as Locnville, Kyle Watson and Brazilian act Shapeless. Get your ticket asap for the biggest NYE beach party Cape Town has ever seen with Secrets Of Summer.
Cost: R420pp (general access)–R2000pp (VIP access)
When: 31 December 2018, 12pm till late
Where: The River Club Golf Estate, Observatory

Brought to you by festival powerhouses Bazique and Wolfkop Weekender, this middle Eastern-inspired New Year’s Eve party has a got a few tricks up its sleeve. Be whisked away into Arabian nights, where immersive art experiences, experiential partying, dress ups, performance art, VIP options and more are a given. Did we mention the fire dancers, 3D printed and video-mapped building facia of an Arabian fortress and two main stages at the foot of Table Mountain? Oh yeah, you’re going to want to see this for yourself. No under-20s. It’s already December – get your tickets to Alcazar now. 
Cost: R350pp–R1000pp  
When: 31 December 2018, 4pm–4am  
Contact:, +27 (0)82 786 6744
Where: The Paddocks, Cnr Hatfield & Orange Street, Cape Town


Blue Marlin is one of the sexiest, wildest and most glamorous beach clubs in the world. Blue Marlin is bringing the essence of Ibiza to Shimmy Beach Club this New Year’s. Expect incredible dancers, performers and mind-blowing production along with local and international DJs spinning electronic dance music until dawn. The line-up includes Camilo Franco (Barcelona), Andy Baxter (Ibiza) and Dean Fuel (SA). VIP grants you access via a separate entrance to the lounge and facilities. Premier tickets are available for groups of eight and more.
Cost: R750–R1800 at Howler 
When: 31 December 2018 from 7pm–4am
Contact:, +27 (0)21 200 7778
Where: 12 South Arm Road, Cape Town

If New Year’s Eve is taking too long to arrive for your liking, then Arcade Café has just the thing for you. they’re closed on the 31st, so to make up for it they’re throwing a party the night before. They’re partnering with GH Mumm and Avion Tequila for this party and are doing giveaways via social media on the night. They’ll also have resident DJ’s Leyton Lee and Roy Hendrix creating the party atmosphere. FYI, just so you know, they’re calling it the Fuck New Year’s Eve Party.
When: 30 December 2018 from 6pm till late
Contact:, +27 60 861 0511
Where: 152 Bree Street,  Cape Town

Try a Japanese braai and other specialities on New Year's Eve at Tomo. They sometimes have special offers for CTM readers, so please ask them about specials. Read more about Tomo.
Cost: According to menu
When: 31 December, 12 noon to late
Contact: +27 (0)21 422 0635  
Where: 86 Loop Street (corner Shortmarket Street) 

Party into 2019 with none other than SGT Pepper in Long Street. General tickets for R345pp get you snacks and cocktails on arrival, plus a party pack. VIP (limited) tickets for R695pp include snacks and cocktails on arrival, a party pack, a private and exclusive bar, pizzas or burgers and of course, bubbly. There will be acoustic live entertainment from the balcony from 8pm, a live band at 9pm and a DJ from 10:30pm till 2am. Book soon to avoid missing out.
Cost: R345pp–R695pp
When: 31 December 2018, 8pm–2am
Contact:, +27 (0)21 424 5608 
Where: 194 Long Street, Cape Town

Dress up for the beach island theme at the New Year's party at The Lighthouse Pub & Grill and ring in the new year with the pirates and sailors. There will be live music from 9pm to midnight and they will be serving food until 10pm. 
Cost: R100 at the gate 
When: 31 December 2018 7pm–1am 
Contact: +27 (0) 21 783 2001, 
Where: Lighthouse Pub & Grill | Swan Lodge Building, corner Main Road And Teubes Road, Kommetjie, Western Cape

Tuck into a delectable three-course dinner at theatrical dinner spot Stardust this New Year’s Eve for R1950pp. Canapes such as Vietnamese spring rolls and Italian gazpacho shots will be served on arrival along with Stardust’s famous complimentary cocktails. Think poached crayfish tails and wild mushroom and aubergine cheesecake to start. The mains feature dishes such as roasted butternut gnocchi and black and white sesame seed crusted Norwegian salmon. And last, but not least, for dessert (accompanying the French champagne served to celebrate 2019) – a combination of different chocolate in different textures with a creamy caramelia mousse cake with white chocolate soil, Lindt chocolate ganache and strawberry caviar. We know, yum. And of course, you can expect the legendary incredible theatrical entertainment by the Stardust waiters. You can also opt for an assorted cheese platter if you’re not so into chocolate. Book your spot now to guarantee a dazzling New Year’s Eve dining experience.
Cost: R1950pp
When: 31 December 2018, 7pm
Contact:, +27 (0) 21 462 7777
Where: 118 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

Celebrate NYE at either of Jakes' two venues with a delectable set menu and live music followed by a DJ and dancing. 
Cost: R495 bookings essential
When: 31 December 2018
Contact:, +27 (0) 21 789 0445, 021 701 3272
Where: Jakes on the Common: 1 Chapmans Peak Drive, Noordhoek. Jakes in the Village: Steenberg Village, Steenberg Road, Tokai

Moyo Blouberg has got something traditional, yet unique and exciting, set up for their New Year’s Eve dinner this year. A three-course dinner with an African influence and loads of drinks to keep things festive. The evening costs R895pp and includes your dinner, a R350 bar tab, a welcome drink, and live entertainment. Expect the likes of West Coast mussels and springbok carpaccio to start and Nyama na kumba (200g basted and grilled beef sirloin skewered with prawns served with a lemon harissa sauce), or a lentil curry wrap for mains. Dessert is your choice of a decadent red velvet beetroot cheesecake served with a berry compote and chocolate crumb, or rich chocolate cake brownies with walnuts, drizzled with custard and chocolate sauce, served with vanilla ice-cream. Reserve a table soon to avoid missing out on this special New Year’s Eve menu.
Cost: R895pp
When: 31 December 2018, 7pm
Contact:, +27 21 286 0662   
Where: Otto du Plessis Dr, Big Bay 


Selective Hearing is a hip-hop-related collective delivering beats for those who value lyrics as well as the beats. End the year with sunset views, beats and friends.
Cost: R150 at Webtickets.
When: 31 December 2018, 5pm–4am
Where: 189 Buitengraght Street, Gardens


Cape Town Comedy Club will be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve comedy show once again and you can expect the same level of humour, entertainment and festive spirit as in previous years. The show will be hosted by Carl Weber and DJ Azhul, with snippets from their recent sold-out show #WaarWasJy, as well as some of South Africa’s funniest comedians such as Lindy Johnson, Angel Campey and KG Mokgadi. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 9pm. Your ticket to the show includes a welcome drink on arrival plus a glass of bubbly for the countdown. It does not include a meal, but the a la carte menu and happy hour from 6pm–7pm will be available on the night. Tickets available from any Computicket outlet or Shoprite and Checkers store, or the Computicket website.
Cost: R450pp
When: 31 December 2018, from 6pm
Contact:, +27 (0)214188880
Where: The Pumphouse, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

Make your New Year’s Eve more of a New Year’s weekend away with this awesome dinner and accommodation deal from Mimosa Lodge in Montagu. Enjoy two nights in their Garden Suite plus an eight-course dinner for R2800 per person sharing. Or, opt for their Classic Room for R2300 per person. What’s for dinner? Think lightly smoked native oysters, hot smoked duck breast, a watermelon, rosemary and prosecco sorbet and more (we won’t give too much away). Book soon to avoid disappointment.
Cost: R2300pp–R2800pp
When: New Year’s Eve weekend
Contact:, +27 (0)23 614 2351
Where: 19 Kerk Street, Bergsig, Montagu

Utopia,  on the 15th floor of the Capital Mirage Building in Chiappini Street, is inviting you to join them for a pretty cool New Year’s Eve dinner experience, with a live DJ and incredible fireworks display included. The evening kicks off with a glass of champagne and is followed by a delectable seven-course dinner. Think lobster tail, seared scallops, chocolate mousse cheesecake and other decadent dishes. Reserve your seat soon to avoid disappointment.
Cost: R2900pp
When: 31 December 2018 from 6pm 
Contact:, +27 (0)21 418 3065
Where: 15th Floor Capital Mirage, 40 Chiappini Street, Cape Town

Looking for something a little different this year? Welcome the new year from the water on this awesome cruise experience from TIGGER 2 Royale. There are two options for their New Year’s Eve party. The first cruise boards at 6pm and you’ll spend an hour and a half on board to enjoy the sunset. Your ticket includes a welcome Aperol Spritz cocktail, nibbles at sunset, a glass of Campari sparkling wine upon your arrival at Clifton and a 15-piece upmarket canape platter served on the return journey with live entertainment from DJ DIDIER. This option costs R1050pp. The second option is a bit more extravagant – boarding at 10pm, you’ll enjoy dinner before heading out. You’ll spend four hours on board and enjoy a 15-piece upmarket canape platter, a top DJ for the evening, plus an extended midnight show out at sea to witness the New Year’s Eve firework displays in all their glory. These festivities end around 2am. This option costs R2200pp.
Cost: R1050pp–R2200pp
When: 31 December 2018, 6pm or 10pm
Contact:, +27 (0)82 852 4383
Where: Tigger 2 Charters, V&A Waterfront


Where better to party into the new year than at Long street’s favourite beer emporium? Whether you’re a fan of the bubbly stuff or not, you’re not going to want to miss this black and yellow bash at Beerhouse. They’ve got DJ Branny and DJ Bashmouth on the decks and an easy 50 bucks entry fee. Don’t forget to wear something to fit the theme. New Year’s shindig = sorted.
Cost: R50pp
When: 31 December 2018, 8pm
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 3370,
Where: 223 Long Street, Cape Town

Dazzle into 2019 with this memorable party happening at Benguela Cove. Dance the night away with DJs and raise your cheers to the new year with a complimentary glass of the newly-released Benguela Cove Joie De Vivre when the clock strikes midnight. Delicious canapes and tapas will be served on the night and there will be a cash bar.  It’s a pretty fancy affair, so be sure to dress to the smart code. Bookings essential at this luxurious wine estate
Cost: R800pp
When: 31 December 2018, 7:30pm–2am
Contact: +27 (0) 87 357 0637,
Where: R43 Bot River Lagoon Walker Bay, Hermanus


Celebrate the start of a new year with a festive themed party taking place at Beluga. Don your best Alice in Wonderland look for this four-course dinner (you pick each course) including welcome drinks and themed floating canapes. There’ll be a DJ, dance floor and entertainment, plus the glam establishment will only close its doors once the last person is done partying. Children are welcome, however, Beluga won’t have a set kids menu on the night. The full cost of the set menu must be settled upon booking. Here are 3 things you'll appreciate about the new Beluga.
Cost: R1485pp
When: 31 December 2018, 7pm till late
Where: 70 Prestwich St, De Waterkant

Ring in the new year rooftop-style. Head to the Ghibli Pool Bar for an awesome New Year’s Eve celebration that includes a welcome cocktail, a private bar for the evening, canapes, pool and a live DJ throughout the evening. Plus, there’ll be a superhero theme and champagne specials. So, don your favourite hero outfit and get ready to celebrate. Bookings essential at this inner-city getaway spot
Cost: R350pp
When: 31 December 2018
Contact: +27 (0)21 467 4000 ,
Where: 22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town City Centre


Radisson RED No.6 Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town


Join “The Frenchman” DJ Rene, as he takes over Cape Point Vineyards and keeps the party going into 2019. The Grand South NYE party will be a disco theme (prizes for best dressed) and tickets get you a summertime new year’s party in a vineyard – bet you haven’t done that before. A VIP ticket will get you canapes, exclusive access to the deck and a glass of celebratory bubbly on arrival.
Cost: R300pp (early birds before 31 October), R350pp thereafter, R400pp at the door. VIP costs R750pp.
When: 31 December 2018–1 January 2019, 6pm–3am
Contact: +27 (0)21 789 0900,
Where: Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek

Say cheers to 2018 and watch the sun set on another great year from one of the best views in the Cape at this new year’s hike. The 9.75km route will take you through the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy and Yellowwood forest to the top of Klapmutskop where you’ll enjoy a glass of bubbly to welcome 2019. Your ticket price includes a shuttle, map, bubbly as well as a juice for kids. Plus, you can even enjoy a picnic basket for an additional R80pp.
Cost: R150pp, R60pp for kids under 10 years old.
When: December 31st, 4pm–9pm
Contact: +27 (0)21 884 4752,
Where: DelVera, Stellenbosch


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