7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1  HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CAPE TOWN BIG 7!

Start planning your New Years Eve with these top events, expect: Fireworks, carnivals, buskers and live performances by award winning bands. Cape Town Big 6 attractions are ready to create new memories for 2017.

V&A Waterfront

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION with fireworks, entertainment and more…

The V&A Waterfront is continuing to raise the bar on its annual New Year celebration. In addition to the spectacular midnight fireworks display visitors have come to love, the celebrations will continue with its festival atmosphere, with different entertainment zones and various carnival-like performers keeping visitors entertained. Crowds in each entertainment zone will be treated to themes depicting Earth, Wind, Fire and Water by means of colour and activity with characters and floats from the Cape Town Carnival, buskers, jugglers, and energetic displays by Zip Zap Circus performers. This year, join in on the fun and dress up for the party as we welcome 2017.

Date: 31 December | Time: 19:00 – 01:00 | Venue: V & A Waterfront | Cost: Free

NEW YEARS DAY – Summer Sessions

Mpho Uvemba V&A Waterfront Summer Sessions presented by SMART

Popular Afro-Jazz band: Mpho & Uvimba was formed in 1994 and its members all hail  from Guguletu and Nyanga townships in Cape Town. The 7-piece band which initialy performed under the name “Mpho and Friends”, is headed by well-known Jazz singer Mpho Motheane, who has performed with Stimela, Women Unite, Rebecca Malope, Jonathan Butler, an others.

Date: 1 January 2017 | Time: 19:00 – 20:00 | Venue: V&A Waterfront Amphitheater | Cost: Free

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

NEW YEARS EVE with Johnny Clegg & Slow Jack

Award winning singer and songwriter, Johnny Clegg, performs with Slow Jack at the hugely popular annual summer concert series. All concerts take place irrespective of rain. Regret no refunds are issued. Please note that our concert tickets are ONLY sold online through www.webtickets.co.za

Date: 31 December | Time: 20:30 | Venue: Kirstenbosch | Cost: Adults: R375

Table Mountain Cableway


Take in the last sunset of the year at the summit of Table Mountain, our New7Wonder of Nature. Please note: The half-price Sunset Special is not available from 19 December 2016 to 3 January 2017.

The Table Mountain Cableway will be closing at 21:30 on the 31st of December. Their operations are weather dependent and as such there is no guarantee they will be open on New Year’s Eve.

That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on some Cableway fun during the rest of the day!

Join in the fun with some buskers and musical entertainment from 10am to 2pm at the Lower Cable Station.

Pop by their Wi-Fi Lounge for a cold or hot drink and to upload your final Cableway selfie of 2016 to your social media platforms, using our free and fast Wi-Fi.

Visit their Terrace Bar or the Table Mountain Café for a glass of bubbly or wine to toast to a successful year.


Share your Cape Town Big 6 New Years Eve with us!

Connect with us via our Cape Town Big 6 Facebook or Twitter page. Better yet, snap an Instagram shot of your favourite outdoor moment and tag @CapeTownBig6 #CTBig7 #CTNYE

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 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.

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