New Year’s Eve 2017/18: Where To Celebrate in Cape Town

New Year’s Eve 2017/18: Where To Celebrate in Cape Town

Chilled seaside dinner or no-holds-barred party? Here’s our round-up of where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017/18 in Cape Town.

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

New Years Eve Cape Town: La Parada

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
Contact 021 795 0620,

Cape Point Vineyards

New Years Eve Cape Town: 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)!
When 6pm
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,

The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort

New Years Eve Cape Town: The Conservatory

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,

Villa 47

New Years Eve Cape Town: Villa 47

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.
When 7pm
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,

Devil’s Peak Taproom

New Years Eve Cape Town: 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)
Book online
Contact 021 201 1401,

Café Roux

New Years Eve Cape Town: Cafe Roux

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.
When 7.30pm
Where Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek
Cost R500 (Includes a welcome drink, dinner and entertainment)
Tickets are available online
Contact 021 789 2538,

Pavilion at The Marine Hotel

New Years Eve Cape Town: The Pavillion

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.
When 8pm
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,


New Years Eve Ginja

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,

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Time of publication: 03 November 2017

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24 Responses to “New Year’s Eve 2017/18: Where To Celebrate in Cape Town”

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  2. jacob

    We are family from Europe visiting Cap for 2 weeks +++- somebody knows a place to go for new year eve with childrens 3 and 5 years old :}

  3. fran

    What? That kinda money spent for new years eve. It’s a rip off and pathetic. Yes we not forced to go but com on. Are we going to have gold FOOD? It’s the same food so why all of a Sudden that expensive. And in winter specials as thy need local people to support their business.

    • Anna Schmaltz

      so agree with you there, its only for the rich and the normal working class can go sit with a picnic basket on lionshead or table mountain or get squashed in the waterfront.
      prices are outrageous.

  4. Ruth Arnold

    It’s profiteering plain and simple. Even tourists (like me) find the prices rediculous. Especially when we know what a rip off some of these pretentious places are usually (Balthazar for example)

  5. Tracey

    How about options for “normal” people!?

    These prices are beyond ridiculous! Menus at these prices, while I’m sure will be “nice”, are completely uninspired!

  6. Amna

    Seriously way too expensive – and not too fun either!

  7. Liesle

    These prices are ludicrous

  8. Jonathan

    It is crystal clear that Cape Town establishments are truly taking the p…! Disgusting! When the foreigners leave and the season is over, they forget who is going to be filling their tables. It’s also shocking that most of these prices far exceed prices in big USA and EU cities.

  9. Paul

    Waterfront venues clearly colluding with their exorbitant pricing for pitiful platters

  10. Yoni

    These are all BEYOND ridiculously overpriced! Anything that is fun and yum and affordable happening in the cape?

  11. Keith

    Its called the band wagon, any special date, occasion or occurrence and everybody jumps on it with the sound ka-ching ringing loudly in their ears. Sadly you get nothing for nothing, especially here in SA. One year someone somewhere will host a lekker, fun New Years jol and charge a nominal fee to cover expenses…but don’t hold your breath!

  12. marie

    So pleased there are others that find this so overpriced and quite ‘out of this world’ Cape Town needs to take stock of what it has …… loyal locals who have always been true to the places around them – and suddenly – we are now cast outs. Does this concern anyone taking everyone for a ride …… Think not!!!

  13. Lynn

    Have the people of Cape Town all of sudden become extremely rich? Any ideas for the normal working class people of Cape Town to do on New Years Eve?

  14. Steve

    Outrageous prices won’t guarantee you a great evening!

  15. chris

    What happened to a beach party with lots of sound and fire works

  16. Busi Buchan

    Is there nowhere nice for chilled out 30 somethings in Cape Town anymore.. all this sounds like pretentious bollocks. disappointing.

  17. Diana

    Is there no other reasonably priced parties for NYE in CT?

  18. Celica

    Would love to go to such places but Definitely can’t afford those prices.:(

  19. Jennie

    Recommend spots to view fireworks from the harbour?

  20. Estelle

    wow seems only tourists and local rich people can afford.

  21. Karen

    All totally unaffordable.