Ring in the New Year with these great events in and around the Mother City!

Table Mountain

The last car down on the evening will be at 21:30, the Cableway will not be open for New Year’s Eve celebrations at midnight.

That does not mean, however, that you cannot have fun at the top in the lead-up to 2018!

Join them for a final 2017 glass of bubbly at their Terrace Bar, enjoy the last meal of the year at the self-service Table Mountain Café and upload your New Year’s Eve selfie to your social media platforms for free at the Cableway WiFi Lounge.

Things to remember:

  • Operations are weather dependent: Check what the weather is like and whether we are open or not by visiting their homepage, calling +27(0)21 424 0015 or emailing: info@tablemountain.net
  • The last free shuttle to the Cableway is at 7 pm: Please book an Uber or a meter taxi, or make alternative transport arrangements.
  • Dress warmly: It gets chilly at the summit of the mountain after sunset so please bring along a warm jacket or pop by our Shop at the Top for comfy tops.

Make it a New Year’s Day to remember!

Keen to start 2018 on a high note? You can enjoy having the Cableway and Table Mountain virtually to yourself without the crowds by booking the special Early Access Ticket.

This special ticket allows you to board the cable cars 30 minutes before we open to the public. Book them here.


Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

GoldFish / HotWater

GoldFish bring a spectacular and eclectic genre-defying mix of live instruments, deliciously groovy house beats, trip-hop infused vocals and a searing live performance to the sometimes robotic and formulaic world of electronic music. It is their powerful merger of soulful, live instruments combined with the raw tribal energy of technical perfection that has catapulted this uber-talented duo from impromptu jams at a tiny beach club in Cape Town, to headline appearances at the biggest festivals around the world.

Blending dance-inducing African rhythms and melodies with uplifting folk, rock and pop, HotWater weaves a tapestry that is accessible and sought-after across the world. Their song Wamkelekile, a township-jive based track was selected for use in the Warner Bros blockbuster film BLENDED and reached 1 million streams on Spotify.
Feel good, interactive, theatrical and absolutely authentic, Hot Water’s live performances deliver the kind of magic that leave people with a sense of joy and connectedness that lasts long after the music has flown off into the night.

Things to remember:

  • Gates to the concert area open at 19h00
  • All tickets cost R385. Regret no free entry for children under 6 years
  • All concerts take place irrespective of rain. Regret no refunds are issued

PLEASE NOTE WHEN BOOKING TICKETS ONLINE: Only Tickets via WebTickets are legitimate tickets, please do not purchase tickets from any other websites as it may be a scam.

V & A Waterfront

New Year’s Eve Party at Cape Town Comedy Club

Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve (NYE) party at Cape Town Comedy Club on Sunday 31 December 2017 at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Your ticket price includes a welcome drink on arrival, a 4-course meal and wine-pairing, and a glass of bubbly for the countdown at midnight. The show will feature comedian Kurt Schoonraad as the Host with well-known Cape Town band, Airborne.

What better way to end 2017 and start 2018 with a fabulous party at Cape Town’s only dedicated comedy club – listed as 1 of the Top 10 comedy clubs in the world!

Tickets are R1,500 per person and available from any Computicket outlet or Shoprite, Checkers stores. The event starts 7 PM and doors open 6 PM. The dress code is SMART. Programme/Menu will be announced on our website – capetowncomedy.com/new-years-eve-party

Date: 31 December | Time: Doors open at 6 pm, event starts at 7 pm | Venue: The Pumphouse | Cost: R1500

New Year’s Eve at the V & A Waterfront

The five-hour festivities include an array of activity and entertainment zones together with food trucks across the property for visitors to grab a quick bite on the go. From a laid-back local vibe at Nobel Square to a marvellous mixed taste of Europe at Alfred Mall. The Amphitheatre will continue its entertaining combination of dance and music, and the new Silo courtyard will be the perfect place to chill out with some smooth vocal stylings and ambient jazz.

Pop up performances to look forward to includes the Fat Italian Opera Chef, Big Mama Africa, The Fab Four acapella group, The Jazz Cats jazz trio, Afro Jazz Guitar hero, and a bit of sax and violin.

As a kids safety feature on one of the busiest nights on our property, you will find the V&A Waterfront kids crew in blue around the property handing out location assist bracelets to your children – be sure to grab one.

For those wanting to unwind with retail therapy or a sit-down dinner – there are over 450 stores & 80 restaurants to explore whilst awaiting the arrival of 2018.  In annual tradition, the sky will light up at midnight with a beautiful fireworks display, ringing in the first few minutes of the New Year in festive colour.

Date: 31 December | Time: 19:00 until late | Venue: Throughout the precinct, V&A| Cost: Free

In and around Cape Town

Paint the town red with Radisson Red

Paint the town, um, red this New Year’s Eve by partying the night away at one of Cape Town’s hot new hotels, the Radisson RED. On the cards for this rooftop soirée is a welcome G&T, delicious street food-style snacks, cool ales, off-the-hook beats by the legendary DJ Roger Goode, and a midnight fireworks display – ice-cold glass of bubbly in hand – and that special someone at your side. The event kicks off at 6 pm, with DJ Dino Live on the decks.

Date: 31 December | Time: 18:00 until late | Venue: Radisson RED, Silo 6, Silo Square| Cost: R1 800 per person (includes meal, G&T on arrival, bubbly at midnight, and top-drawer DJs)
Please note no under 18s allowed

Contact 087 086 1578, baxter@radissonred.com

Radisson Red New Years Eve Cape Town

NYE Masquerade Party at HQ

HQ is one of Cape Town’s sexiest and trendiest restaurants and, this year, the guys that brought you the mono-menu will be throwing a masquerade party to celebrate the last evening of 2017. Think opulent evening gowns, black suits, and intriguing masks. There will be fantastic food, bountiful beverages, and a line-up of local DJ’s playing all night long.

Date: 31 December | Time: 19:00 | Venue: 100 Shortmarket Street | Cost: R795 per person

Booking: management@hqrestaurant.co.za | 021 424 6373

HQ Masquerade

Rio Carnival NYE Spectacular at Azure Restaurant at Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

For one night, escape to the kaleidoscopic streets of Brazil for the Rio Carnival! The Twelve Apostles Hotel will be throwing a spectacularly themed party featuring the bright lights, colours, music, and entertainment of the Rio Carnival together with a six course dining experience. Also, just before the clock strikes twelve, you’ll be handed a complimentary glass of French Champagne to welcome in the New Year. The dress code is a combination of Black Tie and Carnival splendour.

Date: 31 December | Time: 19:00 | Venue: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa | Cost: R3 250 per person

Booking: restaurants@12apostles.co.za |  021 437 9029


New Year’s Eve at The President Hotel

Ring in the new year in style at the President Hotel, while soaking up the setting, and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean views. Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival before enjoying a scrumptious three-course buffet-style dinner with live entertainment. Then, after dinner head to the hotel’s deck bar where a DJ will be on the, er, deck, from 10 pm onwards so that you can boogie your way into 2018.
Menu To start, enjoy a medley of seafood and salads, including prawn and avocado cocktail, West Coast mussels, and a blue cheese-and-walnut salad. Mains comprises a selection of traditional and exotic favourites, including coconut-infused seafood curry, lemon-and-herb roast chicken, and slow-cooked leg of Karoo lamb. To end 2017 on a sweet note, the dessert table offers everything from festive trifle to mini tartlets and chocolate mousse. Check out the full menu here.

Date: 31 December | Time: 19:00 – 01:00 | Venue: President Hotel, 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town | Cost: R750

Contact 021 434 8111, events@presidenthotel.co.za

New Years Eve President Hotel

One & Only’s “All That Glitters” New Year’s Eve Party

The One & Only hotel is throwing a luxury “All That Glitters” cocktail party to celebrate the New Year, so don anything and everything that shimmers and shines because it’s time to sparkle! The festivities will be held in the One & Only’s ballroom and is set to feature extravagant seafood and gourmet feasts, as well as a Champagne bar, vodka lounge, and delectable sweet treats. Local singer Janice Band will get the evening’s entertainment off to a smouldering start, followed by DJ Kimmy and then an after-party in Vista.

Date: 31 December | Time: 19:00 | Venue: One & Only | Cost: R2 750 per person

Booking: restaurant.reservations@oneandonlycapetown.com |  021 431 4511/5888


Crafted Cape Town NYE Celebration at The Table Bay Hotel

The Table Bay Hotel’s Crafted New Year’s party will be taking place in their gorgeous Ballroom and is set to be a vibrant and colourful celebration of everything Cape Town. From the wine to the cuisine and even the entertainment: this bespoke event showcases the best Cape Town’s artisans have to offer. Tickets include pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the Camissa Lounge, a full buffet, a midnight glass of French Champagne, entertainment, gifts, and access to the after party, which will be hosted in The Pavilion.

Date: 31 December | Time: 19:00 | Venue: The Table Bay Hotel | Cost: R2800 per person

Booking: tablebaydining@suninternational.com |  021 406 5988

Table Bay NYE

NYE Celebrations at Seelan Restaurant and Bar

Located in one of Cape Town’s most beautiful settings Seelan Restaurant and Bar at the V&A Waterfront will be joining the festivities with their own NYE offerings. Sit down to a three-course mixed seafood dinner, including a welcome drink and a bottle of wine for the table. At midnight, you’ll be able to enjoy the fireworks display for which the V&A Waterfront is famous and then Marc’e & DJ “Roach” will be manning the decks until 03:00.

Date: 31 December | Time: 19:00 | Venue: Seelan Restaurant and Bar | Cost: R1800 per person

Booking: control@seelan.co.za |  021 421 4906


One Destination, 6 Unbelievable Experiences

There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 6, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 6 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.