The Hottest New Year’s Eve Parties in Cape Town

The Hottest New Year’s Eve Parties in Cape Town Chinchilla

Scenic Winelands dinner, rooftop soirée or dancing till dawn? Here’s our roundup of where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019/20 in Cape Town.

The countdown has begun! Cape Town, like other major cities around the world, is gearing up for the mother of all parties. But, fret not, if going big isn’t your thing, and you’re after a chilled celebration, we’ve got you covered, too. From a scenic dinner in the Winelands and a five-course feast by the sea, we’ve rounded up our pick of celebrations to toast 2020. 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 2020!


Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Chinchilla

Enjoy beach-chic vibes as you ease into 2020 at Chinchilla’s Champagne Sunsets party. This sleek yet laidback venue is upping the ante this year, featuring three of Cape Town’s top DJs – so get your groove on with Ian Skene, Tanya Vee and Craig de Souza on the decks, while being treated to canapés, light bites and bubbly.
Menu The lineup includes ocean-fresh oysters and bowls with olives, sundried tomatoes and artichokes. Various small plates feature everything from tempura crab claws with Bloody Mary aioli to peel-and-eat prawns, salt-and-pepper squid, monkfish goujons and sliced beef fillet with béarnaise sauce.
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When 6pm – 1am
Cost R950
Good to know The price includes Champagne on arrival and five canapés or bowls.
Contact 021 286 5075,
Where Shop 120, Second Floor, The Promenade Building, Victoria Road, Camps Bay
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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Boschendal

Featuring a lively sunset and night market, Boschendal’s Olive Press promises a magical ending to 2019 – complete with food stalls, fine wines and a mellow atmosphere. Cape Town’s popular band, Hot Water, will set the night to music with their unique African sounds, while kids between 4 and 14 years can sign up for some supervised fun and their very own party at The Tree House – the estate’s outdoor adventure zone.
Menu Sip on Boschendal’s top wines and feast on market food fresh from the farm.
When 7pm – 2am
Cost R550 (adults) / R350 (children 14 – 18 years) / R150 (children 0 – 14 years)
Good to know The price includes a welcome drink, access to the variety of food stalls and bubbly at midnight. Kids’ tickets include bottomless farm cordial, a boerewors roll and bottomless popcorn.
Contact 021 870 4200,
Where Boschendal Estate, R310 Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek
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The Athletic Club & Social

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at The Athletic Club & Social

There is hardly a better place to celebrate the Roaring 20s than the Athletic Club & Social. Steeped in history dating back to the early 20th century, the building served as an underground speakeasy – with decor reminiscent of a bygone era (think plush velvet furnishings, vintage sports equipment and even penny-farthing-themed wallpaper.)
This New Year’s Eve event will be an amalgamation of past and present with some live beats from DJs Vinni Bellini, Charlie Schoemaker and Nick Birby bringing Baz Lurhman’s Great Gatsby to life.
When 8pm onwards
Cost R700 per person
Good to know Tickets include a welcome drink, light canapes and a glass of MCC at midnight.
Where 35 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
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La Parada Constantia Nek

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at La Parada Constantia Nek

Tantalising tapas, seriously good tunes, and views of vineyards, mountains and the sea – it’s pretty much everything you need for a top-notch party. Add a jolly atmosphere and dancing past midnight, and it’s a New Year’s celebration of note! It’ll be near impossible to tear yourself away from the dance floor, with DJ Michael Sutton spinning popular tracks on the decks. But for crowd-pleasers like La Parada’s famous pork belly, it’s worth it.
Menu The restaurant’s full á la carte menu is on offer, with everything from bar snacks to signature salads and generous sharing plates. Highlights include ham croquettes with mustard aioli; tuna tataki; and a mouthwatering combo of short ribs, duck croquettes and rib-eye.
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When 6pm – 2am
Where 1 Hout Bay Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town
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Shimmy Beach Club

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Shimmy Beach Club

It’s one of the most anticipated events on Cape Town’s social calendar, and this year, Shimmy’s collaboration with Blue Marlin Ibiza brings the sexiest party of the White Isle to local shores. With the likes of Camilo Franco, Andy Baxter, DJ Nadja and Dean Fuel taking to the stage, dancers and live performers from Spain, as well as top local and international DJs on the decks, this energy-filled celebration will continue into the wee hours of the morning.
Menu A variety of finger food can be ordered from the menu. (Shimmy’s full á la carte menu is not available.)
When 7pm – 4am
Cost R750 (general admission: early bird) / R950 (general admission) / R1 850 (VIP)
Good to know Food and drinks are not included. VIP tickets include a separate entrance, VIP lounge and toilets, waiter service and unreserved seating. Premier tickets are available for groups of 8 and more. No under 18s allowed.
Where 12 South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Hazendal Wine Estate

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Hazendal Wine Estate

Havana ooh na na.. Hazendal style. Straying from the 20s theme this New Year’s Eve, Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is throwing a Havana Nights fiesta, complete with mojitos and salsa. Live performances on the evening include Que Pasa Latin Dance Company and the Shim Sham Band for some sultry hip-swaying tunes to take you into the new year (with a glass of MCC in hand!).
Menu The menu for the fiesta includes two Cuban-style cocktails, a three-course feast and a glass of MCC at midnight. Starters include empanadas, rum ceviche and croquettes, while the second course focuses on Cuban-style bowl food, such as chicken fricassee and shredded beef with black beans, rice and corn fritters. For dessert, guests can expect delicacies such as Cuban rum cakes and mango and coconut macarons.
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When 7pm – 1am
Cost R1950
Where Hazendal Wine Estate, Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch
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Norval Foundation

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Norval Foundation

What makes a New Year’s feast truly South African? For starters, honouring authentic local food. The Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation has the right idea and their festive dinner is bound to be the braai of the year. Think open fires, blankets and pillows, incredible mountain views and the sun setting on the past decade as you enjoy the company of like-minded food- and art-lovers, surrounded by this venue’s iconic Sculpture Garden. And if you can last until midnight, there’ll be bubbly too.
Menu Delicious starters to share include peri-peri prawns, roosterkoek with dips, plankievleis with peach mustard and a red sorghum salad. Á la carte mains from the grill range from baby chicken to rib-eye, the catch from the bay and mushroom “steak”. Desserts? South African tartlets and a gelato station.
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When 6pm – 2am
Cost R595 (adults: set menu, excluding protein from á la carte menu) / R292 (children 0 – 12 years, plated main course with 1 protein) / Free (children 0 – 6 years, plated main course with 1 protein)
Good to know The price includes an arrival drink and a glass of MCC at midnight.
Where 4 Steenberg Road (Opposite US Embassy), Tokai, Cape Town
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The 41

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at The 41

Don dresses with tassels and step out in top hats and tails as you pay homage to the glamorous 20s at this Années Folles soirée. Referring to the French name for the most roaring decade of all, the party steps back in time with a Charleston dress code, opulent four-course dinner and jazzy tunes to dance the night away. Whether you opt for the dinner and dance, or just the party starting at 10, you’ll be celebrating in style.
Menu Inspired by famous historical characters, delightfully named dishes add to the fun. Starring a “Prawn Rockefeller”, ”Lucky Luciano” chicken galantine, “Al Capone” duck breast and Coco Chanel chocolate brownie (with Champagne sabayon, of course), the dinner also includes a glass of Moët & Chandon bubbly.
When Dinner: 7pm – 10pm / Party: 10pm – 2am
Cost Dinner: R1 600 / Party: R500 (in advance) / Party: R800 (at the door)
Good to know Dinner guests have full access to the afterparty. A R500 deposit per dinner booking required. A service charge of 12% is excluded. Party table bookings are available.
Contact 021 437 0558,
Where 41 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
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Cape Point Vineyards

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Cape Point Vineyards

Cape Point Vineyards brings DJ René the Frenchman to the hills of Noordhoek for The Grand South New Year’s Eve Party of 2019. DJ René is a well-loved figure in the South African party scene, known for always bringing the groove to whatever event he’s playing at. On NYE he will also be accompanied by Kiriya Kuti’s smooth saxophone. Catch one last sunset of 2019 disappear over the vineyards, grab some food from one of the food stalls – and get ready to party! The dress code is Dressed to the Nines, and there will be a prize for best dressed – so pull out all the stops!
Menu The VIP ticket includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, and canapés such as oysters, tuna tataki and beef-fillet skewers. General access ticket holders will be able to purchase food from food stalls on the night.
When 6pm – 3am
Cost R350 (until 30 December) / R400 (at the door) / R750 (VIP)
Please note No outside food or beverages will be allowed onto the estate – a selection of food stalls will be available on the evening.
Contact 021 789 0900,
Where Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Asoka

This trendy Kloof Street haunt needs no introduction and its lavish four-course dinner on New Year’s Eve is a gourmet feast. Asoka also offers a casual canapé-and-bubbly option at the cocktail tables or on the outside deck. General Party Access includes seating at the bar or on the deck on a first-come, first-served basis. A fantastic line-up of live music is planned for the evening, including Jason Reolon, DJ Eskay, trumpeter Lee “Lips” Thomson and the (aptly named!) German Deep House and Tech wizard JanuaryOne.
Menu Starters on the four-course menu, which includes a glass of welcome bubbly, range from salmon poke to duck liver pâté and ostrich tataki with chimichurri. The spread also features crispy pork belly, confit duck legs, truffled teriyaki beef fillet and a cauliflower and chickpea curry. Asoka’s dessert medley is highly acclaimed, so save some room for a treat. The casual canapés include bites like goat’s cheese croquettes, salt and pepper prawns, Asian beef tartare spoons and duck spring rolls.
When Dinner: 7pm – 11pm / Party: until 3am
Cost R1 750 (four-course dinner) / R800 (canapés and bubbly) / R500 (General Party Access)
Good to know Additional drinks and a 12.5% service charge are not included. Bookings must be paid within 48 hours. The dinner ends at 11pm. After that, an additional bottle service (R1 000 minimum spend per person) is required.
Contact 021 422 0909,
Where 68 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Spier

If a beautiful setting, family-friendly vibes and a farm-to-table feast sounds like the ideal way to bid 2019 goodbye, Spier has it all, and then some. Surrounded by majestic mountains and world-famous vineyards, the celebrations include a buffet-style dinner (with a dedicated kids’ menu to boot), plenty of supervised entertainment for little ones, and live music by The Rockets – so there’s simply no excuse not to tear it up on the dancefloor.
Menu The evening kicks off with bite-sized canapés, followed by starters like smoked Franschhoek trout, a build-your-own salad and creamy seafood bisque. The lip-smacking mains include Karoo lamb on the spit, herb-crusted venison and bacon-wrapped pork fillet. There are also sides like nasturtium pesto pappardelle. And with decadent desserts like chocolate gateaux, croquembouche and tiramisu, it makes total sense to leave those New Year’s resolutions till morning.
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When 7pm – 1 am
Cost R1 400 (adults) / R300 (children 6 – 12 years) / Free (children 0 – 6 years)
Good to know The price includes the buffet dinner, beer, wine, MCC and soft drinks.
Where Spier Wine Estate, R310, Stellenbosch
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The Bungalow Clifton

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at The Bungalow

The Big Band NYE Party welcome’s the start of the 20s with a live performance by Cape Town’s hottest eight-piece jazz, groove, soul and funk band Nightshift. Hosted by The Bungalow, which boasts uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean, this event will evolve from sundowners to a six-course meal, rounded off by a full-blown party, courtesy of DJ Sox who will perform until 10pm.
Menu The six-course set menu includes an amuse-bouche of oysters with shallot vinaigrette, rockmelon and vodka. Guests will have a choice between sesame-seared tuna, beef tartare or burrata for starters, and either beef fillet, kingklip, king prawns or ravioli for mains. The menu will come to a close with your choice of either cheesecake or frozen tiramisu for dessert, and petite fours to round it all off.
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When 7pm – 1am
Cost R2 500 per person
Good to know The price includes a welcome drink on arrival.
Contact 021 438 2018,
Where Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Road, Clifton, Cape Town
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Grande Provence

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Grande Provence

With bottomless bubbly and six courses of fine-dining, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek is all set for a New Year’s Eve to remember. To add to the enchantment, fire performances and live music by the Winston Siljeur Project will welcome 2020 on a high note.
Menu Marinated aubergine with confit shiitake mushrooms and smoked macadamia nuts will whet your appetite, followed by cured yellowtail with grapefruit, fennel and sour onions. Then there’s also baby marrow risotto with mushrooms and cured egg yolk truffle, as well as beef brisket with pickled turnips and Parmesan. Creative desserts like banana carpaccio and sourdough ice cream will satisfy any sweet tooth.
When 6.30pm – 12.30am
Cost R2 495
Good to know Prepaid booking is essential.
Contact 021 876 8600,
Where Grande Provence Heritage Estate, Franschhoek
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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Incognito

Overlooking the stunning gardens of The Alphen Hotel, and dressed in a sophisticated palette of earthy tones, Incognito is not your average bar – and this won’t be an average New Year’s Eve at the NYE Under The Stars party. Guests are invited to come and enjoy the space with some live beats if they spend more than R500 per person on the night.
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Menu The expansive drinks menu includes classic margaritas, wine by the carafe and an exquisite whiskey sour. There’s a small plates menu that features chicken sliders, white fish tacos, and ‘pizzettes’, among other items.
When 7pm onwards
Cost R500 per person minimum spend.
Good to know Guests will be treated to a gin taster on arrival.
Contact 021 795 6313,
Where Alphen Boutique Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia
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Lanzerac Wine Estate

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Lanzerac Wine Estate

As one of the finest hotels in Stellenbosch (make that South Africa), guests are in for one helluva send-off at Lanzerac’s grandiose Manor Kitchen. With an extravagant five-course set menu, followed by dancing and popping of Champagne corks in the nearby Craven Lounge, it promises to be a monumental welcome for the new decade and new year!
Menu Begin with a sous vide trio of beetroot served with a Parma ham mousse, citrus pea dressing, olive crisps and wild rocket. The feast then continues with a crayfish ravioli, followed by the option of fillet and cheek of beef served with pickled porcini purée; or crispy skinned seabass with prawn, guacamole and truffle potato. The meal will be completed with a palate cleanser and a delightful cheese course, followed by a mango cremeux for dessert.
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When 7pm onwards
Cost R1 850 (adults)
R1 312 (children over 6 years)
Free (children 0 – 5)
Contact 021 887 1132,
Where Lanzerac Manor Kitchen, 1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch
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Kloof Street House

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Kloof Street House
Kim Van Vuuren

With “The Raging 20s” as its theme, this iconic eatery is gearing up for the party of the decade. From staff dressed in beautiful 1920s garb to French Champagne on arrival and a fabulous four-course meal, the atmosphere will be light, lively and filled with the glitz and glam of an era that was all about living it up.
Menu No stone was left unturned to create a menu matching the grand scale of the era. Think smoked salmon roulade, oyster mignonette with mint granita, and tuna tataki with avo mousse; followed by langoustine croquettes, Chalmar beef fillet tartare, beetroot carpaccio with goat’s cheese and butter-glazed crayfish tail. Don’t think you could make room for anything else after all that? Do. Chocolate torte, vanilla cheesecake and pavlova – need we say more?
When 5pm – 2am
Cost R2 500
Good to know Prepaid booking is essential. A service charge of 12% is excluded. The price includes access to an afterparty at Asoka, Kloof Street House’s sister venue. (To book a table at Asoka, participation in their bottle service is required.)
Contact 021 423 4413,
Where 39 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town
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Gåte Restaurant at Quoin Rock

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Quoin Rock

Round the year off with a gourmet feast featuring no less than 14 spectacular courses. This exquisite culinary feat represents flavours from all over the globe, merged with the best South African cuisine. The evening includes a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival, a multi-course food-and-wine pairing experience and an after-dinner drink. The inimitable Alvin Dyers trio will perform a selection of jazz favourites until 10, after which a live DJ will usher in the new year.
Menu A taste-driven odyssey created by Chef Nicole Loubser, and top tipples from Quoin Rock.
When 6pm onwards
Cost R4 000
Good to know Nonalcoholic pairings are also available. Every guest will also receive a bottle of Quoin Rock Black Series MCC.
Contact 021 888 4750,,
Where Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, Knorhoek Valley, Stellenbosch
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Hout Bay Manor

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Hout Bay Manor

This boutique hotel’s rollicking ode to the 20s includes highlights such as stilt-walkers, mimes and magicians. Their New Year’s Carnival Party is a family-friendly affair with delicious eats, a swing band, dancing and entertainment for little ones, too. With its old-world architecture and the charm of a bygone era, Hout Bay Manor is the perfect setting to celebrate the year gone by – and toast the one to come.
Menu You’re in for a treat, because choices include a shrimp and crayfish cocktail, deconstructed Waldorf salad, and carpaccio of beef and kudu. And those are just starters. For mains, options include lamb shank, tarragon duck legs and poached salmon, as well as black truffle and mushroom linguini. Oh, and don’t skip dessert – let Champagne jelly, red velvet cake or Eton mess be the last thing you taste in 2019.
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When 7pm onwards
Cost R1 900 (adults) / R550 (children 0 – 12 years)
Good to know The price includes a welcome drink, assorted canapés on arrival, dinner and MCC at midnight. The price for children includes a slumber party.
Contact 021 790 0116,
Where Baviaanskloof, Off Main Road, Hout Bay
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The Country Kitchen at Mont Rochelle

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Mont Rochelle

Ring in the New Year with your first braai of 2020 at the beautiful Mont Rochelle vineyard and hotel in Franschhoek. The Country Kitchen, one of the two restaurants on the estate, is offering a quintessential braai feast on New Year’s Day while well-known South African pop, soul and reggae band Ozone perform throughout the day.
Menu There are so many options, including vegetarian items for non-carnivores! Guests can enjoy Karoo lamb on the spit, boerewors, seared tuna loin and seasonal vegetables – all done over the coals. Sides include rosemary-and-rock-salt baby potatoes, chilli-butter mielies and a garden leaf salad.
When 1 January 2020, 12pm – 5pm
Cost R495 (adults) / R250 (children 7 –12 years) / Free (Children 0 – 6 years)
Good to know The price per person does not include drinks.
Contact 021 876 2770,
Where Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek
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Radisson Blu Waterfront

Celebrate New Years Eve 2019 Radisson Blu Waterfront Cape Town

Be transported to the Roaring 20s for a Speakeasy Cocktail Party that’s all about glitz, glamour and perfectly prepared cocktails. This sea-facing hotel on the edge of Atlantic is decking out its Harbour View and Boardwalk areas in true 20s style – the perfect excuse to flaunt a fab vintage frock. And don’t forget your dancing shoes, as live entertainment and music await, not to mention tempting bites, fireworks at midnight and bubbly to toast the brand-new year.
Menu Gourmet finger food and stylish canapés have never looked this good and fresh flavours range from citrus prawns and caviar to pickled quail’s eggs, sushi, cured meats and more. There’s also sticky pork ribs, beef Wellington, charcoal prawns and mini mushroom burgers. Showstoppers at the end include chocolate éclairs, pavlova and crème brûlée.
When 8.30pm for 9pm – 1am
Cost R1 650
Good to know The price includes a welcome drink, canapés, live entertainment and sparkling wine at midnight. No under 18s allowed.
Contact 021 441 3000,
Where Beach Road, Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Blanko

Set in the heart of Constantia at The Alphen Boutique Hotel, this gallery-inspired restaurant is hosting a magical Under The Stars New Year’s Eve. With a sizzling lineup of entertainment, including fire dancers, a jazz band and beats by DJ Gareth Kenward as well as a five-course menu, this event ticks all the boxes of a New Year’s celebration.
Menu The five-course menu starts off with exotic mushroom arancini, followed by a choice between beef carpaccio, grilled prawns or burrata for starters. Options for the main course include sea bass, fillet tagliata, lamb cutlets, or asparagus risotto; and the picks for dessert are chocolate tart or vanilla crème brûlée.
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When 7pm – 1am
Cost R1050 per person
Good to know The price includes welcome drinks.
Contact 021 795 6313,
Where Alphen Boutique Hotel, Alphen Drive, Constantia
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La Parada V&A Waterfront

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at La Parada V&A Waterfront
Dakota Design

Celebrating a new year in the heart of the Waterfront guarantees a good time and La Parada’s special four-course menu certainly adds to the appeal. Coupled with its cool décor and buzzy vibe, the restaurant has lined up live music by local songbird Mischa and DJ Darin Braun – making for a very merry and entertaining evening. Children are welcome to join the feast and festivities.
Menu You’ll be spoilt for choice with the likes of springbok tataki and baby chicken with potato fondant tempting your taste buds. And for dessert, banana cardamom cake with honey cream
cheese sounds sublime.
When 6pm – 2am
Cost R2 200 (adults) / R1 800 (children)
Good to know The price includes a bottle of Whispering Angel Rosé per couple, and a service charge.
Where Alfred Mall, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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The President Hotel

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at The President Hotel

A sensational three-course menu, sundowners, and all-night dancing are on the cards, with The President pulling out all the stops to ring in the new year in style. Set in wind-free Bantry Bay – with Lion’s Head as the backdrop and ocean views on tap – the hotel’s summertime vibes are legendary, making it perfect for the party of the year. With live entertainment by Kayleigh and DJ Dino on the decks, there’s more than enough reason to celebrate past midnight.
Menu Highlights include ceviche, oysters, sushi and lumpfish caviar, as well as moreish mains like beef brisket, rack of lamb and tiger prawn pilaf. The dessert selection is a work of art, with churro cups and hazelnut crémeux, blueberry mille-feuille and coconut macarons with lemongrass crème stealing the show.
When 7pm – 1am
Cost R1 450 (adults) / R400 (children 6 – 12 years) / Free (children 0 – 6 years)
Good to know A specially crafted gin menu, Bloody Mary station and craft beer will be on offer.
Where 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town
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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Paranga

Pop Fizz Clink NYE Party at this iconic eatery on the Camps Bay strip is known for its excellent food, sophisticated style and lively atmosphere, making it ideal for a New Year’s celebration. In high summer, the main street hums with some added festive sparkle, and Paranga’s set menu for the night is a right royal feast, featuring perennial favourites.
Menu Starting with an Alaskan crab tian amuse-bouche, there are also mouthwatering choices such as seared scallops, confit chicken and foie gras. Mains include fillet on the bone, pan-roasted salmon or grilled king prawns. It’s all rounded off with treats like cardamom-spiced sponge cake or white chocolate cheesecake mousse.
When 7pm – 1am
Cost R1 850
Contact 021 438 0404,
Where Shop 1, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
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The Reserve at Taj Cape Town

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at The Taj

The Reserve – Taj Cape Town’s art deco banquet hall featuring marble-clad walls and vaulted ceilings – embodies a sense of occasion. Suffice to say there’ll be no shortage of grandeur as partygoers celebrate the dawn of the new decade – fuelled by delectable cuisine and live entertainment.
Menu The incredible buffet lineup offers everything from poached pears with Gorgonzola to cured meats, oysters, ceviche and prawns. It also includes melt-in-your-mouth sirloin, chicken tikka and pork, as well as a variety of favourite Asian flavours. The sweet treats will make you swoon. (Croquembouche with red-hot rum mousseline, anyone?)
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When 7pm onwards
Cost R1 550
Good to know The price includes a L’Ormarins Brut Classique welcome drink. Taj’s fine-dining Indian restaurant, Bombay Brasserie, also features a lavish set menu on New Year’s Eve (R1 895, 7pm onwards), including a sumptuous vegetarian option.
Contact 021 819 2000,
Where Taj Cape Town, 1 Wale Street, Cape Town City Centre
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Harald’s Rooftop Bar

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at Harald’s Rooftop Bar

The Mother City sure knows how to have a good time, and this rooftop setting provides the perfect vantage point to take in the sights and sounds of the night. Perched on the 11th floor of the Park Inn by Radisson, this trendy terrace will twinkle on New Year’s Eve and revellers can look forward to the sounds of Neon Groove and live DJs, mouthwatering canapés and desserts, and bubbles at midnight.
Menu Canapes for every appetite will be served on the night- ranging from meze platters and salmon blinis to layered ratatouille and jalapeño rissoles
When 7.30pm – 1am
Cost R750
Good to know The price includes a welcome drink, canapés, dessert and bubbly at midnight.
Contact 021 427 4800,
Where Park Inn by Radisson, 29 Heerengracht Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
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The Village Idiot

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at The Village Idiot

When New Year’s Eve rolls up, Capetonians are faced with the mother of all dilemmas: beach party or paint the town red? Guess what? The Village Idiot has both those bases covered, so you’ll get to fulfill your sunset Aperol dreams and get a taste of city hustle-and-bustle. At their Inner City Beach Party customers can expect live beats and drinks specials all night long after enjoying a three-course meal before the party begins.
Menu Party-goers can expect a glass of bubbly at midnight. Those opting for the three-course dinner will receive an Aperol Spritz on arrival, a smoked corn chakalaka and pap fritter for starters, the choice between slow-braised pork belly, ostrich fillet or a white-truffle and exotic mushroom risotto for mains, and cinnamon and sherry-poached pears served with sorbet and chocolate mousse for dessert.
When 7pm – 10pm (dinner); 10pm onwards (party)
Cost R850 (dinner + party) / R100 (party, pre-sale) / R150 (party at the door)
Contact 021 418 1548,
Where 32 Loop Street, CBD, Cape Town
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The Bay Hotel

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at The Bay Hotel

Along the main beachfront of Camps Bay lies the Rotunda at The Bay Hotel, a Victorian-esque geometrical-domed building, which was built to host high-society events at the start of the 20th century. So, of you’re looking to celebrate the turn of the decade in style, with a glass of bubbly in hand, look no further. The theme for the evening is Studio 54 Style, named after the former New York nightclub, which was the emblematic hotspot of 70s disco nightlife. Sequins at the ready, it’s time to party Camps Bay style!
Menu Each ticket includes a welcome drink, tasty food from various grazing stations and a glass of bubbly at midnight.
When 9pm – 2.30am
Cost R955 per person
Where The Rotunda at The Bay Hotel, 69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
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The Range

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cape Town at The Range

Tucked between the Constantia Winelands and the woodlands of Tokai Forest, this family-friendly venue is spot-on for a laidback end to 2019. Nature on tap? Tick. Plenty of entertainment for the kids? Tick. The freedom to bring a basket filled with your favourite treats? Tick! Toe-tapping live tunes by The Professors, dedicated seating, bar facilities, jumping castles and activities galore will make young and old wish they could stretch the night – and year – just a little bit longer.
When 6.30pm – 1 am
Cost R275 (adults) / R125 (children 12 – 18 years) / R65 (children 0 – 12 years)
Good to know The price includes a glass of bubbly at midnight. Various kids’ zone activities will keep under 12s entertained for hours. No food will be for sale, so bring your own picnic basket. All drinks must be purchased at the bar.
Contact 021 713 2340,
Where Orpen Road, Tokai, Cape Town
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Compiled by Riekie Human, Hannah Littlewood, Annabel Short, Bianca Hausle, Michelle de Bruin

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Time of publication: 19 December 2019