Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cape Town

The year is rapidly heading to an end and whether 2016 has been the best year ever, or you’re quite happy to put it behind you, make sure you ring in the New Year in style in the Mother City. Have a look at what’s happening by area in Cape Town and let’s give 2017 the warm welcome it deserves.


Rock the Mother City 

The eighth annual New Year’s Eve party at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott® Cape Town will feature DJ Sbu and promises to turn New Church Street into a Future Fluo Fiesta!

For more infomation: www.capetown.travel/visitors/see-do/whats-on-events/upcoming/fire-ice-nye-rock-the-mother-city

Tropical Paradise Party at HQ

Don your floral smarts and celebrate the New Year at Cape Town’s iconic steakhouse and bar! Tickets include canapes, a welcome drink and a three-course meal. There will also be a DJ on hand dropping sick beats to make sure you’re dancing your way into 2017.

For more information: Phone +27 (0) 21 424 6373 / email: matt@hqrestaurant.co.za


Green Point

V&A Waterfront

Arguably one of Cape Town’s biggest New Years Eve parties will take place at the V&A Waterfront where various entertainment zones and a firework display promises to excite! Best of all? It’s completely free!

More information: www.waterfront.co.za

Shimmy Beach Club

Shimmy will be hosting a legendary NYE extravaganza this December! David Guetta’s label FMIF’s ‘F*** Me I’m Famous!’ parties are famous throughout the world for over a decade and now Shimmy Beach Club hosts the first one in Africa, for one night only.

For more information: Shimmy New Year party or simply phone +27 (0)21 200 7778 or email tickets@shimmybeachclub.co.za 

Radisson Blu

Ring in the New Years with one of the most epic views in the city at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the V&A Waterfront. Feast on Chef Norman’s ‘Festival of Flavours’ and enjoy a glass of bubbly and live entertainment. If you want something a little more chilled, head through to Tobago’s restaurant on New Year’s Day for a lunch buffet – and take the family, kids under five eat for free.

For more information: phone +27 (0)21 441 3000 / email festive.bookings@radissonblu.com

guys having a drink at the bar

Camps Bay

A royal affair at The Roundhouse & Rumbullion

Dancing under the stars, cocktails and a party fit for royalty is what’s on offer at The Roundhouse & Rumbullion in Camps Bay.

For more information: Roundhouse New Year’s Eve event

Camps Bay Retreat

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the beautiful Camps Bay Retreat Private Nature Reserve with a fantastic buffet feast. With views stretching across the Atlantic Ocean and the Twelve Apostles mountain range, there are few more tranquil places to begin your new year.

For more information: www.vnlevents.com

Bantry Bay

Nye Feast at The President Hotel

Take advantage of the newly-opened Deck Bar at the President Bar, serving a great selection of drink specials, shooters, cocktails and artisanal gins, with a DJ mixing the sick beats. Book your spot at the New Year Buffet dinner and enjoy a three-course meal, including decadent offers from the Salmon Bar.

For more information: www.presidenthotel.co.za

President Hotel Exterior

Image courtesy of The President Hotel.

Hout Bay

Bay Harbour Market

Situated on the water’s edge at the old Hout Bay Harbour, with more than 100 stalls, a fish factory, and a stage for live musical performances, the Bay Harbour Market is popular with locals and tourists alike. The KWV Sound Stage has been graced by some of SA’s best musicians and always draws a big crowd. You can also expect a wide range of 80 awesome weekly traders, 9 draught beers on tap, artisan food stalls, art and crafts. On New Year’s Eve local favourites Llevado and Mark Haze will be on hand to provide the entertainment as you greet 2017 with a smile and cheer.


New Year’ s Eve Dinner at Blanko

Located at the Alphen Boutique Hotel in Constantia, Blanko is offering a fine dining experience to kick off the new year. The mouth-watering menu for this year’s celebrations includes truffle ravioli, beef carpaccio, loin of rabbit and sea bass, followed by sweet treats such as chocolate with berries and cream or lemon tart.

For more information: email manager@blanko.co.za or call +27 (0)21 795 6313.

women drinking at the bar

Table View

Blowfish Restaurant

Enjoy a night of dancing, delicious food, spectacular views and epic décor at Blowfish Restaurant’s Rio Carnival themed New Year’s Eve party. Tickets are R600 per person and include a three-course meal, direct access to the beach, and live entertainment.

For more information: email events@blowfishrestaurant.co.za

Somerset West

Benguela on Main’s NYE feast

If a decadent six-course tasting menu, a flight of wines and live music emulating Micheal Buble sounds like your kind of thing, then you’re in luck. Benguela on Main in Somerset West offers exactly that and will be welcoming the new year in the most elegant way.

For more information: Benguela on Main New Year’s event


Rezonance NYE Trance Party

One of the biggest trance parties in Cape Town is back! The Four-day party at Contermanskloof Farm in Durbanville will make sure your 2017 starts with a bang with two dance floors and some of the country’s best local psytrance, progressive, drum n bass, techno, chill and dub step acts providing the beats. Sleep (or just party) under the stars at Rezonance.

For more information: rezonancefestival.com