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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: 3 October 2019

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 2020.


We'll certainly be the first to share the special, different, lovely, proper and exciting 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.


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

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

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

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 

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

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

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


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