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December 17, 2013

New Year’s Eve 2013 Events in Cape Town: What’s on

Looking for things to do in #lovecapetown this New Year's Eve? We;ve got you covered. Image courtesy of thecraftbegins.com 

When the clock strikes 12 in Cape Town on December 31, 2013, where will you be?

If you are like most laid-back Capetonians, chances are you haven’t even thought of what you want to do to ring in 2014.

This New Year’s Eve, the celebratory Mother City offers visitors and residents a wide variety of  experiences from big all night parties to small dinners and picnics at music concerts.

Pop that champagne cork, gather your beloveds and join us at the following New Year’s events in Cape Town:

New Year’s Eve of Design

Don’t miss Cape Town’s biggest New Year’s Eve party yet, and the final countdown to the city becoming the World Design Capital.

The free bash starts at 18:00 and boasts a line-up of South Africa’s top DJs and dance artists including chart-topper Toya DeLazy and DJs Ready D and 5fm’s DJ Fresh.

Cost: Free
Location: Grand Parade, Cape Town City Centre
Contact: +27 (0) 86 000 7410
Website: www.wdccapetown2014.com

New Year’s Eve at the V&A Waterfront

As one of the Mother City’s most beloved attractions, the V&A Waterfront sure knows how to host a spectacular year-end bash! From the brilliant fireworks display at 21h00 (for families) and midnight to the fantastic line-up of entertainers; including proudly Capetonian Grammy

Award winners Freshlyground and comedians Martin Evans and Rob van Vuuren; this free event is a must-do.

Cost: Free
Location: V&A Waterfront, Foreshore
Contact: +27 (0)21 408 7600
Website: www.waterfront.co.za

Countdown to New Year’s Eve on Table Mountain, a New7Wonder of Nature

Take the last cable car to the summit at 11pm and enjoy the views of New Year’s celebrations across Town. The last cable car comes down the mountain at 1am.

Cost: R205 per adult and R 100 per child ( 4 to 17 years)
Location: Top of Table Mountain, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0) 21 424 8181
Website: www.tablemountain.net

New Year’s Eve Concert at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

As part of the Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert series, this outdoor New Year’s Eve party boasts performances by Goldfish, Yaov and Tailor.

Cost: R290
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Kirstenbosch
Contact: +27 (0) 21 761 2866
Website: www.sanbi.org or www.webtickets.co.za

Tobago at Radisson Blu’s New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet

If you’re in search of a great spot to watch the V&A Waterfront fireworks display and enjoy decadent foodie treats, you can’t do better that the New Year’s Eve buffet at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
Cost: R1950
Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, V&A Waterfront
Contact: +27(0) 21 441 3414
Website: www.radissonblu.com

Electric New Year’s Eve Ball with Carl Cox

Electronic dance DJ Carl Cox will be rocking a New Year’s Eve party at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Cost: R 470 to R 2550
Location: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Foreshore
Website: www.computicket.com

Rezonance New Year’s Eve Party

Rezonance is Cape Town’s best known New Year’s Eve festival offering trance and electro; this year over four separate party stages.

Cost: R 470 to R 570
Location: Contermanskloof Farm, Durbanville
Contact: +27 (0) 21 794 4032
Website: www.rezonancefestival.com or www.quicket.co.za

New Year’s Eve at the Barnyard Theatre

Enjoy a theatre experience on New Year’s Eve as the Barnyard presents “Surf’s Up – The Ultimate Beach Party”, with music by The Beach Boys, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and more.

Location: Willowbridge Shopping Centre, Durbanville
Contact: +27 (0) 21 914 8898
Website: www.barnyardtheatre.co.za

Keep the festivities going …

Cape Minstrels Carnival

Date: 4 January

Traditionally known as Tweede Nuwe Jaar, a celebration of when the slaves of Cape Town were only allowed one day off in the year, 2014’s colourful Cape Minstrels Carnival has been moved to Saturday 4 January, to accommodate Muslim residents and visitors who celebrate a holy night on Thursday, 2 January 2014.

Darling Street in the City Centre comes alive with the jovial instrumental music, rhythmic dancing and the bright costumes of the many Minstrels teams. It’s a great family outing.

Cost: Free
Location: City Centre
Website: www.capetown.gov.za

New Year’s Day Pacha Ibiza Party at Grand Café & Beach

Date: 1 January

Celebrate New Year’s Day in Cape Town in style and stomp up a storm at the Pacha Ibiza party at Grand Café & Beach in Granger Bay. Revellers can get down and dirty on the white sandy shores of the eatery-cum-club’s private bay while rubbing shoulders with the elite and enjoying a one-of-a-kind jol under the African summer sun. As the shindig brings the vibes of Ibiza’s most famous club to Cape Town, you can save your air miles and get a taste of the party mecca without leaving the Mother City.

Cost: R500
Location: Grand Café&Beach, Granger Bay
Website: www.webtickets.co.za

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