The countdown has begun! Cape Town, like other major cities across the world, is gearing up for the mother of all parties. But, if going big isn’t your thing, and you’re after a chilled celebration, we’ve got you covered, too. From outdoor dance floors and a steampunk-themed extravaganza to a gardenside soirée and a five-course Michelin-style feast at one of Cape Town’s hottest restaurants, we’ve rounded up a pick of celebrations to toast 2018. We think we’ve got something for everyone but, if you know of something that’s not on our list, do let us know in the comments below. Cheers! Here’s to a fantastic 2018!
La Parada Constantia Nek
La Parada at Constantia Nek has cemented its spot as one of Cape Town’s hottest spots, with delicious food, an explosive vibe and unbeatable views of our urban winelands. This year’s New Year’s Eve bash promises to be bigger and better than ever, with popular local artists Jimmy Nevis and Ard Matthews performing and DJ Will Travel on the decks. If you don’t feel like a three-course menu, check out La Parada’s à la carte tapas-style dinner menu, or book yourself a delectable three-course dinner, with bubbly, at Harbour House next door.
When 8pm – 3am
Where La Parada Constantia Nek, 1 Hout Bay Road, Constantia
Cost R450 (early bird)
R550 (normal bird)
R650 (late bird)
R1 500 (three-course dinner, includes entry to the event and a glass of bubbly)
Tickets available at Nutickets
To book your three-course dinner please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact 021 795 0620, email@example.com
Cape Point Vineyards
The pristine meadows of the Cape Point Vineyards host markets and picnics all year round, but on New Year’s Eve the normally serene outdoor venue becomes the setting for one of Cape Town’s biggest parties. DJ Rene, otherwise known as The Frenchman (yes, he is actually French) provides the blistering beats, and guests are encouraged to dress in their most outrageous steampunk gear (there’s a prize for best dressed)!
Where Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
Cost R250 (standard)
R700 (VIP, includes exclusive access to the deck until 9pm, canapes served from 7 to 9pm, and a glass of bubbly on arrival)
Limited tickets available (first-come first-served)
Dress code Steampunk Extravaganza
Please note No outside food or beverages will be allowed on to the Estate.
Food stalls will be available.
Contact 021 789 0900, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort
With its 300-year-old oak tree, The Conservatory at the celebrated Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia is a decidedly civilised way to ring in the new year with an elegant four-course dinner.
Menu On arrival, you’ll be treated to four-seasons canapés and artisanal breads, after which you’ll be invited to take a seat and enjoy a first course of red pepper and goat’s cheese terrine. The second course is yellowfin tuna sashimi and West Coast oysters followed by a light grapefruit-and-elderflower refresher. The hearty third course is a wild herb-crusted springbok loin and confit springbok shank. And to ends things beautifully, dessert is decadent mousse-filled profiteroles with milk ice cream and Madeira sponge, followed by coffee and petits-fours.
When Dinner starts at 6.30pm; last order is 9.30pm
Where The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia Heights
Cost R950 (includes welcome drink)
Contact 021 794 2137, email@example.com
One of best Italian eateries – and hottest new restaurants – in Cape Town is celebrating New Year’s Eve with two delicious dinner options and a festive party to boot! Enjoy a sensational four-course Italian feast with cocktails on arrival and a bottle of MCC for two at Locanda; or head to the swanky brand-new Michelin-starred Pierino Penati for a mouthwatering five-course dinner and bottle of bubbly for two. Once you’ve enjoyed your meal, you’re invited to the second-floor Seta Fusion Cocktail Lounge, where DJ Halden Burns will be turning up the heat as you party your way into 2018.
Where Villa 47, 47 Bree Street, Cape Town
Cost Locanda four-course dinner: R1 200 per person
Pierino Penati five-course dinner: R1 500 per person
Contact 021 418 2740, firstname.lastname@example.org
Devil’s Peak Taproom
Located at the foot of Devil’s Peak, the Taproom’s amazing mountain views will elevate an already delicious craft beer and meal to new heights, and add that extra cheer to your new year. So ring in 2018 with free-flowing beer and wine on tap, topped by a delicious three-course meal, and some cool live tunes.
Menu Canapés to start, burger and fries for mains, and a decadent dark-chocolate mousse for dessert.
When 8pm until late
Where Taproom, Devil’s Peak Brewing Company, 150 Cecil Road, Salt River, Cape Town
Cost R1 250 (includes three-course meal, bottomless beer and wine on tap)
Contact 021 201 1401, email@example.com
Rock in the New Year at one of the Cape’s most loved live music venues, Café Roux in Noordhoek. This year they’ll be serving delicious burgers and hearty salads as part of their New Year’s Eve sit-down supper, as well as a welcoming gin cocktail – all to the awesome tunes of South African party band, Me & Mr Green.
Where Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek
Cost R500 (Includes a welcome drink, dinner and entertainment)
Tickets are available online
Contact 021 789 2538, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pavilion at The Marine Hotel
This 1920s-styled eatery at the Marine Hotel in Hermanus is known for its elegant ambience, superb service and wonderful food. Celebrate the arrival of 2018 with a superb four-course dinner that includes cured salmon, risotto and parfaits – there’s even a vegetarian menu. The festivities also include canapés, music, and a welcome cocktail to set the tone.
Where The Marine Hotel, Marine Drive, Hermanus, Western Cape
Cost R950 per person (standard menu, includes welcome drink and canapés)
R795 (vegetarian menu, includes welcome drink and canapés)
Contact 028 313 1000, email@example.com
This chic eatery on the Waterfront Pierhead boasts magical views of the harbour basin and Table Mountain (especially at night when the city lights are aflutter). Which is why it’s the perfect setting for a black-tie New Year’s Eve bash. Don your most elegant togs, enjoy a delicious meal, and relax to the sounds of Coda Africa, before watching the fireworks at midnight. After the clock strikes, a DJ will take to the decks until the early hours of 2018.
Menu The menu is a delightful mix of canapés, buffet-style starters, plated mains and individual boards of tasty treats for dessert.
When 8.30pm until late
Where Ginja, Waterfront Pierhead, Noble Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Cost R2 500 per person
Contact 021 419 6677, firstname.lastname@example.org
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