This year will be the first “normal” and festive New Year’s Eve in ages, thanks to the pandemic. With all restrictions lifted, and spirits high, Capetonians and visitors are ready to party!
Here is your ultimate guide to spending New Year’s in Cape Town:
Kirstenbosch NYE Summer Sunset Concert
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is celebrating the new year with some of South Africa’s best musical talent. Dance into 2023 with Mi Casa and Swing City in front of one of Cape Town’s most breathtaking backdrops.
- Date: Saturday 31 December
- Time: Gates open at 19pm | Concert starts at 8.30pm | Concert ends at 12.15am
- Location: Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town.
- Tickets: R490 per person | Tickets available only on Webtickets
Midnight Catamaran Cruise
To toast the new year in style, the team at Waterfront Charters is hosting a four-hour party package. For R1250, guests will spend an hour at the dockside and three hours cruising Table Bay and the harbour, all while sipping on a bottle of Martini Presecco.
Popular eatery Bacini’s on Kloof is hosting an 80s themed dinner party to celebrate the New Year. Guests are served a three-course meal with free bubbles, sparklers and streamers. Dance the night away with a satisfied tummy.
Also read: Cap off the weekend at Bacini’s on Kloof
H2O NYE No Resolutions Party
The H2O New Year’s Eve No Resolutions Party is an iconic Johannesburg party that has made its way down to the Cape. Established in 1999, this party is one of the top New Year’s events.
Tickets start at R350 and give you a chance to experience some of SA’s best artists and parade your way through various dance floors.
Tweede Nuwe Jaar
Tweede Nuwe Jaar, also called the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival or Kaapse Klopse, is back after a two-year break due to the pandemic.
The festival will be held from 2-3 January 2023, and involves around 13 000 minstrels assembling to parade through the city while playing music, celebrating a rich and important history of our city.
Secrets of Summer
Secrets of Summer is known for being SA’s biggest multi-genre NYE music experience. The event boasts three stages, multiple dance floors, a 4 000 square metre VIP section, four international artists and 30 SA artists.
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A Night of Gold at Chinchilla
This luxury beachfront bar in Camps Bay is offering seats for one of the best sunset-watching spots in the city. For R1950, you can end your year with a dazzling experience.
Canapés, bowls and champagne, accompanied by live music is the perfect way to end the year. DJ Dino Michael will be supported by violinist Renate Riedemann and saxophonist Georgia Jones.