Cape Town is an exciting place to ring in the New Year! With a wide variety of options available, there is something for everyone. Here is what you can do at the Cape Town Big 6:
Start your evening on top of Table Mountain
While the Cableway will not be open for New Year’s Eve celebrations at midnight, you can join them for a final 2018 glass of bubbly at the Terrace Bar, enjoy the last meal of the year at their 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. The last car down will be at 21:30, making it the perfect way to start your New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Things to remember:
- Our operations are weather dependent: Check what the weather is like and whether we are open or not by visiting our homepage, calling +27(0)21 424 0015 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The last free shuttle to the Cableway is at 7pm: 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.
NYE with Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
Ring in the new year with uplifting modern folk-pop. From cult live act status in his hometown Cape Town to a chart-topping album domestically, Jeremy Loops career’s been characterised by breaking through glass ceilings. An international breakout year in 2015 saw him open for Twenty One Pilots on the road, headlining a sold-out 30,000-ticket tour of his own, and release music, most notably his single Down South, a breakthrough in major European territories and elsewhere around the world. His new album Critical As Water, led by the hit single Waves and preceding a sprawling world tour across four continents, has brought Loops ambition of taking South African music to the world further still.
Cape Town’s Crimson House will be opening the evening. They have become a festival and club favourite with their high energy interactive live performances becoming that of legends. They formed in 2010 and have since released 3 albums, with a collection of chart hitting tracks including their latest hit singles Take a Chance, Don’t forget to take your medicine, Joes Bounce and Pot of Gold of their upcoming 4th album.
Gates to the concert area open at 19h00.
Concert duration: 20h30-00h15.
Book tickets online on www.webtickets.co.za. Please note that Webtickets is the ONLY online ticketing partner. Kirstenbosch cannot guarantee that tickets purchased from third parties will be valid.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at the V&A Waterfront
The V&A is once again bringing you the biggest NYE celebration in South Africa, another NYE experience you will not forget. The property will be a bustling colourful experience loaded with pop up performances, fun characters and delicious food in all the main areas throughout the night. From Nobel Square to Alfred mall, the Amphitheatre and Silo courtyard there will be non-stop entertainment and dynamic visuals that you don’t want to miss. If you have children with you please be sure to look out for the V&A kids crew – they will be handing out location assist bracelets to you and your children to aid with kids safety on the busy property.
Date: 31 December | Time: 18:00 | Venue: V&A Waterfront | Cost: Free
New Year’s Eve Party at Cape Town Comedy Club
It’s nearly time for the annual New Year’s Eve (NYE) party at Cape Town Comedy Club on Monday 31 December 2018 at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
Join them on a journey of music & comedy this NYE, hosted by Carl Weber & DJ Azuhl, with snippets from their recent sold-out show #WaarWasJy, as well as some of South Africa’s funniest comedians: Lindy Johnson, Angel Campey & KG Mokgadi.
The show starts 9 PM and doors open 6 PM. Your ticket price includes the show, a welcome drink on arrival and a glass of bubbly for the countdown – it does not include a meal. On the night, we’ll have all our favourites available (A La Carte Menu) as well as Happy Hour from 6-7PM.
Tickets are R450 per person (show only) and available from any Computicket outlet or Shoprite, Checkers stores: click here
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day on Table Mountain
Keen to start 2019 on a high note? You can enjoy having the Cableway and Table Mountain virtually to yourself without the crowds by booking our 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.
#BeTheFirst at Cape Point
No queues – that’s right, no queues. One of the joys of being the first at Cape Point is that everyone else is still asleep. You snooze, you lose.
Cheaper funicular rates – from 1 November they’re launching differential rates for the funicular. If you ride the funicular between 9 am and 12 pm, you pay R70 for a return ticket (normally R80).
Date: Daily | Time: 09:00 – 12:00 | Venue: Cape Point | Cost: R30 return Child ticket, R70 return Adult ticket
Visitors Route Experience at Groot Constantia
Enjoy the Visitor Route Experience where one ticket gives you entrance to the Manor House Museum, original Cloete Cellar, a cellar tour, wine tasting, and Spiegelau Crystal wine glass.
Date: Daily | Time: 10:00 – 17:00 | Venue: Manor House | Cost: R105 per person or Visitors Route Experience Ticket + Chocolate & Wine Pairing: R155 per person.
Explore Robben Island
Explore South Africa’s political past with an informative tour at the maximum security prison. But Robben Island isn’t just about the political past of our country, keep an eye out for the African penguins that are on the island.
The ferry ride to Robben Island is an adventure in itself, enjoy spectacular views of Table Mountain from the upper deck of the ferry if you are lucky, you may even spot some dolphins or seals frolicking in the waves.
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ONE DESTINATION, SIX UNFORGETTABLE 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 each of 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.