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December 17, 2012

New Year celebrations in Cape Town

When the clock strikes 12 in Cape Town on December 31, where will you be? If you still haven’t decided, or if you’d like to weigh up your options, check out this line-up of hip and happening events taking place in the city and surrounds.

There are many hip and happening New Year events taking place in the Cape Town and surrounds

Rock the River
Imagine a five-day music festival out of the CBD where you can swim, camp, laugh and play in the gorgeous summer sun. Well, that's Rock the River. With around 200 local artists performing on three stages throughout the event – there’s a main stage, a dub step stage and a metal stage – and awesome activities lined up, you certainly won’t get bored. Think Rocking the Daisies, plus two more days!
When? Runs from December 28, 2012 to January 1, 2013
Where? Savannah Farm, Boland
How much? R450 at the gate, R400 from Computicket
More info @ http://www.rocktheriversa.co.za/

Hugh Masekela New Year's Eve concert 
Bring your blankie, a picnic basket and a bottle or two of bubbly to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and celebrate the New Year in style, serenaded by none other than South Africa’s favourite jazzman, Hugh Masekela.
“Bra Hugh” will be supported by local band Hot Water, who bring a great beat to step to.
When? 19h00 on December 31
Where? Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
How much? R270 from Webtickets or from the Kirstenbosch ticket office
More info @ http://www.sanbi.org/events/kirstenbosch-drostdy-hof-new-years-eve-concert-hugh-masekela-and-hot-water

Dine in delight at Clos Malverne
Stellenbosch’s Clos Malverne wine estate is offering a New Year’s treat to those gastronomes who enjoy fine dining and wine-pairing. The estate is serving an eight-course dinner menu prepared with love by head chef Nadia Louw Smith, paired with delicious wines, and the opportunity to toast in the New Year with its maiden Rosé Méthode Cap Classique. Now that's something special.
When? December 31, 2012
Where? Clos Malverne wine estate, Stellenbosch
How much? R470 p/p (includes dinner and all wine served)
More info @ http://www.closmalverne.co.za/blog/ or call +27 (0)21 865 2022 

Ibiza party at Grand Café & Beach
Ibiza (and a few of the island’s dancers) is coming to Cape Town this New Year! Come dance on the white beach of Granger Bay, under the stars, and be transported to delight (and into the New Year) by Pacha’s resident DJ Andy Baxter and supporting acts Dean Fuel, Anthea Scholtz and Chris Jack. When the sun comes up, the party keeps going. From 14h00 on January 1, the New Year’s Day dance begins, starting with a performance by Goldfish and followed up with pumping tunes by Ivan Turanjanin, Coco Loco and Lady M.T.
When? New Year's Eve party: 21h00 on Dec 31 till 04h00 on Jan 1/ New Year's Day party: 14h00 on 1 Jan
Where? Grand Café & Beach, Granger Bay
How much? Get your tickets from Webtickets. New Year’s Eve party: R750 / New Year’s Day party: R500
More info @ http://www.grandafrica.com/GrandCafeandBeachCapeTown.aspx

Celebrate the New Year with Radisson Blu
Head to the Waterfront this New Year and celebrate in five-star style at the Radisson Blu premier hotel. There’s a buffet-style dinner on offer, plus a night of dancing and live entertainment. Start with the oysters and sushi, then the gourmet salad, then cold seafood and a warm soup – and that’s just the first course. Follow these delectable munches with teppanyaki (made as you watch), dukkah lamb, roast duck and salmon – served with steamed baby veggies and toasted pancetta. Dessert will follow, but we’re keeping that a surprise.
When? December 31, 2012
Where? The Radisson Blu, Waterfront
How much? Get your tickets from Radisson Blu directly at R1 797 p/p, children under five get in for free, children aged 5-12 pay half price.
More info @ http://www.capetownmagazine.com/events/New-Years-Eve-at-The-Radisson-Blu-Cape-Town/2012-12-31/11_37_54704

New Year’s Eve concert at Nederburg wine estate
Head out of the city this New Year and spend a night of delight at the Nederburg wine estate. Spread out and get comfy on the lawns with family and friends as you enjoy the starlit performance by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Melanie Scholtz, Derrick Ellis, Selim Kagee and the Heavenly Quartet. Bring a blankie and some snacks along.
When? From 19h30 on December 31
Where? Nederburg wine estate, Paarl
How much? Get your tickets from Computicket – R200 for adults, R100 for kids aged 13-18, under-12s get in free.
More info @ ialbers@distell.co.za or www.nederburg.com

Rezonance Festival
Under the theme “Transformation”, this year’s Rezonance psychedelic trance festival brings together international artists, local DJs and fans of dance, electro and trance in what will be an explosion of sound, vibes and good energy.
With ample camping facilities, a chill area and places to swim and frolic in water, don’t miss out on this free-spirited gig of the future.
When? From 14h00 on December 29 to January 1, 2013
Where? Contermanskloof, Durbanville
How much? R470
More info @ http://www.psymedia.co.za/party/rezonance-nye-festival-2012-2013/

Fire & Ice street party
Once again, the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice brings the funk into the Mother City with a slamming New Year’s Eve street celebration. Sponsored by Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, the event brings you local DJs Glen Lewis and DJ Naves (from Metro FM) and others as they rip up the beats on four dance floors.
When? Doors open at 20h00 on December 31
Where? Fire & Ice Hotel, New Church Street
How much? Get your tickets directly from the hotel for R130 per person, or R160 at the door. VIP tickets cost R320 from the hotel or R350 at the door. VVIP tickets (yes, really) cost R1 500 per person and must be booked with laurent@theinspirationroom.co.za. VVIP tickets include a bottle of Mumm champers, gourmet food to be served throughout the evening, and access to the exclusive upper pool deck and bar.
More info @ http://www.mycapetownstay.com/travel-info/new-year-_-s-eve-celebrations-cape-town

Whatever your New Year’s plan, be sure to play it safe and stay party-wise. Take a taxi if you’re drinking, keep off the roads if you’re walking, and smile – Cape Town is a friendly city.

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