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Where To Celebrate Like It’s 2019 This New Year’s Eve

Cape Town's selection of unique, special and spectacular parties, dinners and celebrations to ring in 2019 

Last Updated: 02 November 2018

There's an awesome all-white party on Heritage Square and two parties at the Silo District’s Radisson Red.

More are coming and we'll be updating this page periodically with our selection of special gatherings and events to end the year every week.

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WATERFRONT WONDER
Discover the Lost City of Atlantis at this mystical, themed New Year’s Eve party at Waterfront restaurant Sevruga. Celebrate the start to another year with a welcome cocktail, a five-course dinner and a bottle of Spier MCC for every couple. There’ll be a photo booth, plus face painting in the Temple of Beauty where you’ll be adorned by the “paint of Divines”.
Cost: R2250pp
When: 31 December 2018, 8pm
Contact: +27 (0)21 421 5134, info@sevruga.co.za
Where: Shop 4, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront

BLACK AND YELLOW AT BEERHOUSE
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, onlong@beerhouse.co.za
Where: 223 Long Street, Cape Town

NEW YEAR’S BASH AT BENGUELA
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, dine@benguelacove.co.za
Where: R43 Bot River Lagoon Walker Bay, Hermanus

LIVE IT UP AT LAKESIDE LODGE
If you’re looking for something a touch more lavish, strut (elegantly) into the new year at this four-course dinner curated by executive chef Kelly-Anne Pietersen  at Lakeside Lodge and Spa Benguela Brasserie. Enjoy live band performances and a complimentary glass of Benguela Cove Joie De Vivre at midnight to welcome 2019. A 50% deposit is required to secure all bookings, which are essential at this five-star Garden Route hotel
Cost: R980pp, R250pp for kids
When: 31 December 2018, 6:30pm–2am
Contact: +27 (0)44 343 1844, info@lakesidelodge.co.za
Where: 11 Leicester Rd, Lakeside, Sedgefield

STUMBLE DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AT BELUGA
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
Contact: info@beluga.co.za.
Where: 70 Prestwich St, De Waterkant

AN ALL-WHITE AFFAIR ON HERITAGE SQUARE
Shortmarket Street favourites HQ and Roast & Co. are transforming Heritage Square into an all-white wonderland – themed drinks included. The decor and drinks are classy, as is the dinner. The three-course meal at HQ, including an all-white themed cocktail, is their classic sirloin steak and a white chocolate and coconut delightfully angelic dessert.

You’ll also be able to dine at Roast & Co. with another three-course meal (you’ll also get that cool all-white cocktail). How does Mzansi-fried mac 'n cheese, chakalaka salsa, sage and sour cream sound?

The DJ line-up and entrance fees will be released closer to the time. Full prepayment is required to secure your booking. Dinner tickets include entrance to the festivities afterwards. And remember to don your best all-white and heavenly-inspired outfits with HQ and Roast & Co.
Cost: R850pp–R950pp
When: 31 December 2018 7pm till late
Contact: HQ: management@hqrestaurant.co.za Roast & Co: info@roastandco.co.za
Where: 100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town

ROOFTOP RADISSON BLU RESOLUTIONS
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 , bookings.capetown.residence@radissonblu.com
Where: 22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town City Centre

ROCK INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH RADISSON RED
The Silo District’s Radisson Red will be hosting two awesome New Year’s Eve parties. Head to their stylish OUIBar + KTCHN for a live performance with new-age pop-rock band Monark at 7pm. Tickets include your choice of burgers, tacos and fries, plus you’ll get a welcome gin and tonic when you arrive.

If you’re into something a little bit more dramatic, catch the last sunset of 2018 on the RED Roof at their #PartyInTheClouds celebration. This event starts at 6pm with live singers and a DJ later in the evening. Tickets cost R2100pp and include a seafood feast and a welcome drink. Both tickets exclude the cost of extra drinks.

You’ll need to prepay to guarantee your spot and space is limited, so settle on your NYE plans and book for one of these dazzling celebrations soon at the hip Radisson Red.
Cost: R850pp-R2100pp
When: 6pm–2am 31 December 2018
Contact: +27 (0)87 086 1578, baxter@radissonred.com
Where: Radisson RED No.6 Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town


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


ARABIAN NIGHTS AND NEW YEAR’S EVE DELIGHTS
Dazzle into 2019 with a magical themed evening celebration hosted by Radisson Blu Waterfront. Wander into Aladdin’s Cave for a welcome drink, three-course buffet dinner, live entertainment and front row seats to the exciting firework display at midnight, as well as a sparkling glass of wine at Tobago’s Restaurant and Terrace. Or kick things up a notch with a captivating Arabian-themed night at Harbour View, includes a welcome drink, five-course set menu, live entertainment and front row seating to the firework display, plus a glass of sparkling wine at midnight. Keep celebrating on New Year’s Day with live entertainment and a three-course lunchtime buffet at Tobago’s Restaurant and Terrace. Kids under 12 eat for half-price and kids under 5 eat for free. Bookings essential at this sophisticated spot.

Cost: R450pp–R2495pp
When: 31 December 2018,  6:30pm–1am and 1 January 2019, 12:30pm–3:30pm
Contact: +27 (0)21 441 3000 , festive.bookings@radissonblu.com
Where: 100 Beach Road, Granger Bay, Cape Town

AN IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE
Ring in the new year with this exciting indoor and outdoor event hosted against Table Mountain. Brought to you by festival favourites Bazique and Wolfkop Weekender, the event promises a 12-hour “experiential partying” experience. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their best Eastern-inspired extravagant outfits as this themed fest boasts an Arabian fortress of two magical stages, crazy decor and inspiring art. 
Cost: R300pp–R500pp
When: 31 December 2018–1 January 2019
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 1022, hello@alcazarenye.co.za
Where: The Paddocks, cnr Hatfield and Orange Street

DISCO IN THE VINEYARDS
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, bookings@cape-point.com
Where: Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek

NEW YEAR NEW MOON
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, info@dirtopia.co.za
Where: DelVera, Stellenbosch

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