This year, as with so many years before, Cape Town is set to become a raging hotspot for celebrations this coming New Year’s Eve. And with so many parties, dinner events, and celebrations to choose from in the Mother City, you can bring in 2019 in YOUR kind of fashion! Here are some of the best New Year’s events to look forward to…
Tintswalo Atlantic New Year’s Eve Dinner
The deal: R2470 per person.
With the holiday season fast approaching, Tintswalo Atlantic is taking advance bookings from a limited number of non-resident guests its legendary New Year’s Eve Celebration. Bid farewell to 2018 with flair and indulge in a decadent dinner with a live band and DJ and a countdown to remember. Tintswalo’s New Year’s Dinner Celebration includes canapés and cocktails, followed by main course and a dessert bar, as well as a late night feast leading to the all-important countdown celebrated with bubbles, cocktails, and a gin bar. Themed “Truly Cape Town”, dress is smart casual and reservations are available at R2470 per person.
New Year’s Eve at One&Only Cape Town
The deal: R2750 per person for 6-course dinner and bubbly | Omakase experience (“from the chef’s heart”) at Nobu’s for R3960 per person | New Year’s Eve safari cocktail party R2750 per person.
See out 2018 in Reuben’s with a memorable 6-course dinner and bubbly (R2 750 per person and includes a glass of Moët & Chandon). For a New Year’s Eve extravaganza, Nobu will be serving up an once-in-a-lifetime Omakase experience for R3960 per person. Later, all restaurant diners and guests join together in Vista for a memorable countdown with a magnificent balloon drop. Partygoers can dance the night away with epic DJ’s on the decks. For those wanting the VIP experience, book a table with Table Mountain as your backdrop while you enjoy Dom Perignon and a lavish seafood platter for 6 guests (R26,000 per table).
Walk on the wild side! Nothing guarantees a night of adventure like an extravagant safari cocktail party. Dress to impress in African glamour and roar in the New Year. This Afro-chic affair will be nothing short of amazing and will showcase a decadent feast of live food stations with gourmet savoury treats and spectacular sweets. Groove to the jazzy sounds of Janice Band, and dance the night away to DJ Tiny, followed by an after party in Vista. The evening includes a glass of Moët & Chandon and access to the Vista Bar & Lounge after party (R2 750 per person).
New Year’s Day at Grande Provence
The deal: Picnic baskets at R800 for two people or R400 for a single basket. Children under 10 qualify for a half portion at R200.
Chill out after your New Year’s Eve celebrations and discover the laid-back side of Franschhoek with a leisurely braai picnic on New Year’s Day at the delightful new Bistro at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. The Bistro picnic basket is filled to the brim with delicious braai favourites such as prime beef boerie rolls, sosaties of satay-style aged sirloin and free-range chicken with chakalaka, farm baked herbed garlic bread, garden salad, traditional potato salad and the perfect end to any braai – Malva pudding with vanilla custard. Wine is as important as the food at any braai and with the wide selection of Grande Provence and Angels Tears wines and bubbly; you will be spoilt for choice.
La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek
The deal: R1550 per person
Spend New Year’s Eve in absolute splendour at La Petite Ferme, where a sophisticated celebration of the year past and exciting beginnings of the year to come are planned. Indulge in the historically rich and captivating atmosphere of the Franschhoek valley while indulging in a picturesque evening of cocktails and canapés, accompanied by live music, a 4-course menu curated by Chef Kyle Norris and a glass of bubbles for the countdown.
The President Hotel in Bantry Bay
The deal: R1100 per adult | R300 for kids under 12 | kids under 6 eat for free.
The President Hotel invites visitors and locals to wind down 2018 in style and enjoy the incredible sea and mountain views in the windless paradise of Bantry Bay. Ease into the end of year bash by soaking up the summer rays poolside whilst sipping on signature sun downers, and indulge in a spectacular three-course gourmet buffet with local DJ entertainment to keep you celebrating till the clock strikes midnight, all for the price of R1100 per person. From 21:00 to 01:00 the hotel’s chef will be dishing up festive favourites paired with local curated gin, craft beer, or signature South African wines at an additional cost.
The Stack NYE Party
The deal: R1000 per Stack member or R1300 per non-member for dinner and party | R300 to attend the party only (all excluding gratuity)
This New Year’s Eve, The Stack will be throwing an epic celebration that kicks off with a four-course tasting menu, followed by a party in the Members’ Lounge with live music and DJ (featuring Belgian singer N8N and the Rus Nerwich Band). A ticket includes all courses, a glass of Méthode Cap Classique, and access to the party or, if you’d prefer to forego the meal, non-members can enter for R300 (Stack members get in free) and party platters will be available for order on the night.
Allee Bleue Wine Estate, Franschhoek
The deal: R1000 per person
The beautiful Allée Bleue Estate will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration in its flagship 250-seater ballroom, Le Grand Hall. This casual and fun event will have food stalls offering various eats ranging from local delicacies to sweet treats. The New Year’s Eve party is priced at R1000 per person and includes a welcome drink on arrival, dinner, music, a glass of MCC for the countdown, a midnight snack, and a beverage on departure. Space is limited to 120 guests only and no under 18’s will be permitted.
The Conservancy at the Cellars-Hohenort
The deal: R950 per person for three-course set menu and glass of sparkling wine on arrival (excludes gratuity).
Celebrate the year gone by and ring in the New Year in style with The Cellars-Hohenort’s decadent New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Conservatory. Starting at 19h00, the dinner is priced at R950 per person and includes a welcome drink. Working in perfect harmony with the natural setting, The Conservatory incorporates fresh produce picked from their very own gardens whenever possible, including Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff’s personal star ingredient – local fynbos.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
The deal: Atlantic Marquee – R2950 per person | Azure Restaurant – R3500 per person.
Join in the ebullient spirit of The Roaring 20’s as The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa ushers in the New Year in true flapper-style. With magnificent views, great music, and menus celebrating the joy of the festive season, all the elegance and fun of the Jazz Age is back! Both of The Twelve Apostles’ superb dining venues will be hosting a party:
Venue: Atlantic Marquee
Time: From 19h00
Price: R2950 per person, which includes the 3-course Harvest Table, a glass of Champagne at midnight, and access to the after party in the Leopard Bar.
Venue: Azure Restaurant
Time: 19h30 for 20h00
Price: R3500 per person, which includes a 5-course set menu, a glass of French Champagne at midnight, and access to the after party in The Leopard Bar
Radisson Blu at the V&A Waterfront
The deal: R450 to R2495 per person | kids U12 eat for half-price | kids under 5 eat for free. Bookings essential!
This year, the Radisson Blu at the V&A Waterfront will be hosting a magical themed evening celebration themed “Aladdin’s Cave!” The ticket price includes a welcome drink, a three-course buffet dinner, live entertainment, and front row seats to the Waterfront’s famous annual firework display at midnight, as well as a glass of sparkling wine at Tobago’s Restaurant and Terrace.
For a more decadent celebration at the Radisson’s Harbour View Room, guests can enjoy the Arabian-themed night, a five-course meal, and all of the trimmings mentioned above. The party doesn’t stop there, though. The Radisson Blu will keep the celebrations going on New Year’s Day with live entertainment and a three-course lunch buffet at Tobago’s Restaurant and Terrace.
To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 441 3000
Cape Point Vineyards’ Grand South NYE Party
The deal: R350 per person pre-booked | R400 per person at the door | R750 VIP
Join “The Frenchman” DJ Rene, as he takes the reins of the vibe at Cape Point Vineyards for the epic Grand South NYE party. This disco themed celebration (prizes for best dressed) is a summertime New Year’s party in a vineyard, which is something few of us can say we’ve experienced! A VIP ticket includes canapés, exclusive access to the deck, and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.
To Book: email@example.com, 021 789 0900
New Year’s Eve at Spier
The deal: R1400 per adult (includes beer, wine, water, soft drinks and a special gift to take home) R300 per child < 12 years (for a special menu as well as water and soft drinks). Children < 3 free
As Mix Flava’s tunes get you in the mood, there’ll be canapés and welcome drinks, followed by a buffet enjoyed at long tables under beautiful festoons. A supervised play area ensures the kids will have as much fun as you do.
To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org
HQ and Roast & Co.
The deal: R850 to R950 per person
Sister restaurants HQ (Headquarters) and Roast & Co, will be transforming Heritage Square into an all-white affair complete with themed drinks, dinner, and décor. Guests can choose a three-course meal at HQ (featuring their classic sirloin and all-white themed cocktails) or a three-course meal at Roast & Co. (think: Mzansi-fried mac ‘n cheese and tender, juicy chicken dishes)
Dinner tickets include entrance to the festivities afterwards. Dress code is all white and heavenly-inspired!
Where: 100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Benguela Cove, Hermanus
The deal: R800 per person
Say goodbye to 2018 as the sun sets over the magical surrounds of this luxurious wine estate and dance the night away under the stars while feasting on delicious platters, tapas, and canapés. A DJ and cash bars will be available to greet 2019 in style, although guests can look forward to a complimentary glass of the Benguela Cove’s newly released Joie De Vivre MCC when the clock strikes midnight!
Sevruga’s “Lost City of Atlantis”
The deal: R2250 per person
Discover the Lost City of Atlantis at this enchantingly themed NYE bash at the stunning harbour-side restaurant of Sevruga, at the V&A Waterfront. Guests will be treated to a welcome cocktail, a delicious five-course dinner, and a bottle of Spier MCC (per couple). There will also be a photo booth to immortalise the evening and face painting in the “Temple of Beauty”. At midnight, enjoy front-row seats to the Waterfront’s annual fireworks display.