The hottest Cape Town parties to check out this New Year’s Eve

From live concerts on the slopes of Table Mountain to elegant affairs and Ibiza-style parties, it’s time to dine, sing and celebrate 2023 at these hot Cape Town events this New Year’s Eve.

Kirstenbosch Concert with Mi Casa and Swing City

Dance your way into the new year with performances by two renowned South African music groups: Mi Casa and Swing City. Gather your family and friends for an evening of world-class musical performances on the slopes of Table Mountain. You can pack a picnic or order some delights from the Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant.

Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands

Cost: R490

Zest Restaurant

Ring in 2023 at Zest Restaurant’s NYE party featuring saxophonist and producer DJ George Sax. Guests can expect extraordinary food, fabulous drinks and unreal tunes all night long.

Be sure to toast with a glass of bubbly and fresh oysters served from their Oyster & Cure Bar overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Location: The newkings boutique hotel, 94 Regent Rd, Sea Point

Cost: R2,500 includes a set menu and gratuity. The price excludes drinks.

Athletic Club & Social

If sensual sounds and lavish celebrations is your style, then join Athletic Club & Social for their “Elegant Affair” this New Year’s Eve. Slip into the evening with a welcome drink accompanied by enticing canapés before live DJs cascade hit after hit onto two opulent dance floors. And when the clock strikes midnight, champagne will flow, firing up the 2023 festivities.

Location: 35 Buitengracht St, Cape Town

Cost: R1,000 (New Year’s Eve Party) or R2,000 (New Year’s Eve 4-course dinner and party)
Bookings: Party:

Grand Africa Café & Beach

Grand Africa Café & Beach presents “Showtime”, an extravagant dinner, show and dance experience. End 2022 with mesmerizing dancers, soulful singers and daring acrobats. Global phenomena DJ Felix da Housecat from the USA and DJ Andy Baxter from Ibiza will be some of the acts featured on the night.

Location: 1 Haul Rd, V&A Waterfront, Granger Bay

Cost: From R1,000-R4,000

Cabo Beach Club

Inspired by the iconic NYD party and the magical island of Ibiza, Cabo Beach Club will host Pacha, a thrilling party that features renowned acts like Patrice Baumel, Desiree, Anstascia, Bloem and Sonic Bloom.

If you want to start the festivities earlier, check out their dinner and party offering, which includes a 3-course meal and bottle of bubbly.

Location: 12 S Arm Rd, V&A Waterfront

Cost: From R750 – R3,500

V&A Waterfront

Family-friendly V&A Waterfront will host its famous New Year’s Eve countdown. Expect celebrations all over the Waterfront property, with special performances by local artists at the Amphitheatre and a guest appearance by the performers of Cape Town Carnival.

Location: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Cost: Free

Alcazar NYE

Easily regarded as one of the biggest end-of-year celebrations in Cape Town, get an up close and personal view of Table Mountain at Alcazar NYE. Teleport your senses to a world where sublime electronic tunes surge into flamboyant fantasy designs.

Location: 115 Hatfield St, Gardens

Cost: From R490 – R2,800

The Mirage NYE Sunset Cruise

Sip and sail across the deep blue Atlantic Ocean aboard South Africa’s private 5-star yacht, The Mirage. Relax in luxurious comfort as their highly trained crew looks after your every need. This is a family-friendly cruise, so bring along the whole family.

Location: Pierhead, V&A Waterfront

Prices: From R400 – R5,000
Book: cruise/

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