New Year in Cape Town

Cape Town is known for its excellent New Year parties and celebrations. People from around the world gather here to welcome the upcoming year ahead and enjoy festivities such as the Cape Minstrels Carnival.

Fireworks at the V&A Waterfront. Photo courtesy Derek Keats

If you are looking for a fireworks display, head to the V&A Waterfront on any New Year's eve to be part of the free festivities. 

Long Street is full of bars and clubs that host lively parties until the early hours of January 1 and there is a range of affordable accomodation in and around this street, ensuring you don't have far to travel.

Table Mountain is a New7Wonder of Nature and depending on the weather, the Table Mountain Cableway gives guests the opportunity to welcome in the new year on top of one of Africa's most iconic natural landmarks.

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