Whether you want to ring in the new year with a BANG or POW, the mother city has you covered. Here are the 7 most noteworthy events you can attend to kick of 2018 in style!
1.V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre Concert and Fireworks
For years crowds have swarmed to the Waterfront for their breathtaking fireworks shows. And with the banning of fireworks in many areas this might be one of the few places you can still see the magic happen.
With live bands and thematic activity zones (Earth, Wind, Fire, Water) it's hard to believe this event is FREE!
The red-hot passion of fire will greet visitors at the Alfred Mall, as trees and surrounds sizzle with warm, vibrant colours, live bands, circus performances and colourful characters. Further along party goers will be greeted with intense greens and rustic tones of earth at Nobel Square. African roots and magical tree nymphs will entertain the crowds along with live bands, circus performers and carnival installations.
Time: 7pm onwards till late
Cost: Free Entrance
Contact: +27 (0) 21 408 7500
Address: Amphitheatre, V&A Waterfront
2. NOMAD Bistro & Bar
One of the busiest Entertainment centred Bistro Bars in Cape Town. NOMAD has quickly made it’s name with an array of events and popular bistro style fusion foods. Step into 2018 by joining Nomad Bistro & Bar for a non stop party with DJs , delectable food and drink specials to keep you hydrated into the new year! Only the best RnB/Hip Hop?House music is on the cards at this top rated venue.
Menu: Tapas | Burgers | Cocktails à la carte
Tickets: Online R80 * (Includes a complimentary glass of bubbly)
Door price: R100*
Contact: +27 (0) 21 4183020; Frances Clare firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 33 Waterkant Street, between Long & Loop, Cape Town
3.LA PARADA CONSTANTIA NEK
If some live music and and intimate setting is more up your ally, join Ard Matthews and Jimmy Nevis at La Parada. The venue might be new on our radar, but it has left quite an impression! Mouthwatering food on their tapas menu or a three course set menu is set to delight along with some top class bubbly. DJ Will Travel is also on the decks to make sure the party lasts all night!
La Parada’s gives you options of à la carte tapas-style dinner menu, or a delectable three-course dinner with bubbly.
Time: 8pm onwards till late
Tickets: R550 (late bird)
R1 500 (three-course dinner, includes entry to the event and a glass of bubbly)
To book your three-course dinner please email email@example.com
Contact: 021 795 0620, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: La Parada, Constantia Nek 1 Hout Bay Road, Constantia
4.DEVIL’S PEAK TAPROOM
Elevate your new years experience with astonishing mountain views, a delectable 3 course dinner and BOTTOMLESS beer and wine on tap! Thats right. Cape Town's hottest brewery is opening it's doors to avid party goers to enjoy bottomless wine and beer from their renowned ranges. Some light snacks, their famous burger and fries and a scrumptious dark chocolate mouse will set the tone for an evening of fun and some local live music.
Time: 8pm until late
Cost: R1 250 (includes three-course meal, bottomless beer and wine on tap)
Contact: 021 201 1401, email@example.com
Address: Taproom, 150 Cecil Road, Salt River, Cape Town
5.Secrets of Summer NYE event
This is one of the most popular all-day events starting at 11h00 with 5FM and international artists at Maidens Cove Beach Resort. Headline acts feature from Brazil, Switzerland & Netherlands. Gain private access to beaches and pools whilst dancing the day and night away in celebration. The picturesque backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and the Majestic Mountain range results in a magical venue second to none. Whether you're into Deep House, Techno, Hip-Hop, EDM or Commercial, it is covered.
Menu: Food available at the event
Time: 8pm until late
Address: Maiden’s Cove, Clifton
6.Masks out for HQ’s MASQUERADE BASH with DINNER & DRINKS
One of the premier steak restaurants of Cape Town is back with it’s amazing New Year’s bash. The dress code is “black venetian” so think sexy gowns, crisp suits and intricate masks that conceal all but the twinkle in your eye. The restaurant will be decorated in glittering jewels and dark colours. There'll be food and wine, and some of Cape Town’s best-loved DJs.
Menu: Three-course dinner at HQ
Cost: R795/ for welcome cocktail and canapes, followed by a three-course dinner..
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 6373 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Heritage Square, 100 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
7.BURGER & LOBSTER
The ever popular Bree Street eatery, Burger & Lobster is promising a night of Naughty adventure. They have LEGEND DJ Leighton-Lee dropping some sick beats in between their Magical set up.
Guests recieve welcome drinks on arrival and the set menu includes Spicy Prawn Popcorn (to share); MAIN COURSE includes a choice of BURGER or The whole LOBSTER or SIRLOIN on the bone & end with a Nutella & Oreo Cheesecake.
Time: 7pm until late
Cost: R999 per person
Contact: 021 422 4297
Other Notable mentions to look for NYE Bash:
TOP OF THE RITZ IN THE REVOLVING RESTAURANT
RIO CARNIVAL AT AZURE RESTAURANT AT THE TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL
HARRINGTONS COCKTAIL LOUNGE
LOU LOU’S BAR