What To Do In Cape Town This New Year’s Eve


Cape Town – Before the clock strikes 00:00 and you’re left alone without any New Year’s plans…

We have compiled a list of the best New Year’s Eve parties around the Mother City that will make sure your start to 2016 is one to remember!

Here’s your Cape Town NYE gig guide:

Cape Town Calling New Year’s Eve Party

Where: The Bungalow, Clifton

Time: 18:00 – 04:00

Vibe: With Ocean views, summer heat, Incredible music and beautiful people, you know Cape Town is calling. The Bungalow is hosting Cape Town’s most sensational year-end party. Let go of 2015 and free your spirit for another epic and unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. A curated line-up of exceptional DJ talent from Kyle Cassim, TiMO ODV and more, will release unbelievable sounds across two powerful dance floors.

Tickets: R450 – R850 p/p.

Kirstenbosch New Year’s Eve Concert

Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens

Time: 19:00 – 00:15

Vibe: The New Year’s Eve concert brings together two of South Africa’s best known performers with Grassy Spark opening and Jeremy Loops as the headline act. Jeremy Loops is a modern folk musician from Cape Town. Juxtaposing booming city rhythms with folk, he captures the duality of his South African life. Cape Town band Grassy Spark blends ska with rock, funk, reggae and Latin. This concert is a picnic style concert, so bring a blanket and a picnic basket.

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Tickets: R330 p/p.


Kinky Summer

Where: La Paris – Wemmershoek Road, Franschhoek.

Time: 12:00 – 05:00

Vibe: Once a year a special group of dreamers come together in a lush paradise; a place where imagination and whimsical delight are cherished and nurtured. These dreamers converge to celebrate and dance in the name of love and life as the old year becomes new and the clocks turn back to zero.

Join us in our home deep in the jungle of dreams, a landscape filled with sonic pleasures, friendly faces and abounding with surprises of the most exotic nature.

Tickets: R550 – R650 p/p.

Shimmy Beach Club NYE Extravaganza

Where: Shimmy Beach Club

Time: 19:00 – late

Vibe: Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town’s premier lifestyle venue, has announced that they will be once again be hosting their legendary New Years Eve party. If previous years were anything to go by, you can expect world-class style, glamour, music and entertainment in a 2015 finale that is set to rival all other celebrations.

Tickets: R900 – R6000 p/p.

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Pacha Ibiza Party

Where: Grand Café & Beach, Granger BayTime: 21:30 – late

Vibe:  Ibiza’s most famous nightclub returns to Cape Town this summer, for an exclusive event to celebrate New Years Eve. Presented by Ciroc and Heineken, this event invites guests to wine, dine, dance and welcome 2016 in style at The Grand Cafe & Beach.

The Grand is the perfect backdrop for the exclusive island party brand. With a private white beach dance floor and undisturbed views of the Atlantic Ocean, this is a perfect setting to experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Tickets: R750 – R2250 p/p.


Cape Philharmonic Orchestra New Year’s Eve Concert

Where: Nederberg Wine Estate

Time: 17:00 – late

Vibe: The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, its resident conductor Brandon Phillips and the dynamic television presenter Katlego Maboe as MC and artist will bring in your New Year in style in the magical setting of the Nederburg wine farm in Paarl. This unbeatable combination will be enhanced with the addition of the fabulous pop/rock/folk singer Elvis Blue (Idols winner), Lloyd Cele (Idols runner up), country and western trio BlackByrd and popular jazz singer Sarah Theron.

Tickets: R175 – R300p/p.

Cape Town Comedy Club

Where: The Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront

Time: Doors open at 18:00 (Show will finish just in time for the countdown to 2016)

Vibe: What better way to end 2015 and start 2016 with a fabulous party at Cape Tow’s only dedicated comedy club! In addition to an awesome comedy show, patrons can enjoy great food, good music, relax, laugh and just have fun in a safe, upmarket environment! The show featuring 5 comedians as well after party with DJ Aaron.

Tickets: R350 p/p.


Night and Day Ballet

Where: Artscape Theatre

Time: 20:15

Vibe: The ageless appeal of the music of Cole Porter is interpreted in dance, bringing to life the melodies and characters that are misted in the nostalgia of the 1940’s and 1950’s, when Porter was the master of the musicals.

Ideal for picnicking in the park on a balmy summer’s evening before you indulge in Porter’s music under the stars.

Tickets: R150 – R250 p/p.

New Year’s Eve Street Party at Fire & Ice Hotel in Cape Town

Where: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

Time: 22:00 – late

Vibe: The countdown begins to the annual Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town New Year’s Eve unique hotel street party. This year we take this spectacular occasion to the next level with the tropical island beach party theme. Our venue, the amazing Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town, has undergone a makeover with even more contemporary styling & a youthful party atmosphere. Be part of this New Year’s most stylish cosmopolitan event!

Tickets: R200 – R1550p/p.

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