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December 28, 2010

New Year’s Eve parties in Cape Town: Bring on 2011

cape town fireworks

Photo courtesy bigbluemeanie

Cape Town is famous for its New Year’s Eve parties and the city is set to bring in 2011 in style. From parties in Long Street to beach festivities in Clifton, the Mother City can offer any party to suit your mood.

The annual Cape Minstrel Carnival, which takes place on January 1, is not to be missed. Here are a few party options for December 31/January 1 well worth considering.

Table Mountain

Take advantage of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway’s Sunset Special and see in the new year from the top of South Africa’s favourite mountain.

Time: 18h00 to 01h00

Price: R90 per return trip

Contact: +27 (0)21 424 0015

Skip the sunset queue by taking advantage of the Sunset Special Ride ’n Dine option, which includes a Sunset Special return ticket and a meal voucher, and can be booked online.   

V&A Waterfront

The highly popular V&A Waterfront boasts an excellent variety of restaurants and bars, many of which will be hosting New Year’s Eve celebrations.

For more information, visit the V&A Waterfront’s festive season website or phone +27 (0)21 408 7600.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

South African song and dance legend Johnny Clegg will be the headline performer at the New Year’s Eve Concert at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Time: 20h30

Price: R240

Contact: +27 (0)21 799 8783/8620

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