As usual us Cape Tonians are spoiled for choice this New Years eve. So, tell us, where will you be the night of 31st December?
For the Tricksters:
From the guys who brought you Flamjangled Tea Party and Balkanology this one night street carnival will be a mix of swing, funk and bizarre. Dress up gypsy.
Where: Harrington St parking lot, Corner Harrington St. and Caledon St. CBD
When: Gates open 8pm
The Damage: R200 at the gate
For the Trancers:
The longest outdoor party going down this NYE. Includes all of trance, techno-dub and live bands.
Where: Contermanskloof Estate, Durbanville.
When: 30th Dec until 2nd Jan
The Damage: R450 at the gate
Hosted by Mindcultivation, this one night party is for those trance-bunnies with less dollar or time.
Where: Somewhere up the West Coast
When: Gates open 14:00
The Damage: R280 at the gate
For the Rockers
ROCK THE RIVER
A 3-day live music festival offering up bands, electronica and a bit of hard rock punk.
Where: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch
When: 31st Dec- 2nd Jan
The Damage: R350 at the gate
For the Trendies
The official Playboy SA New Year’s bash, enjoy the benefits of a closed-off street outside Cape Towns ‘super club’.
Where: Trinity, 15 Bennet Street, Greenpoint
When: Doors open 20:00
The Damage: R400/ R750 for VIP
This annual event features some of 5FM’s most hot-shot DJ’s.
Where: Breakwater Lodge rooftop, V&A Waterfront.
When: Doors open 18:00
The Damage: From R250-R800
This street party promises to ‘rock the Mother City’ with its combination of local and international DJ’s. VIP and VVIP options available.
Where: Fire & Ice Hotel, New Church & Victoria Street, Tamboerskloof, CBD
When: The night of 31st Dec
The Damage: R150 at the door (general admission)
For the Larny’s
Choose between the Planet Restaurant’s 6-course menu or the Oasis Restaurant’s extensive buffet. Formal dancing, entertainment and bar available to both.
Where: The Mount Nelson Hotel
When: New Years Eve
The Damage: From R650 to R1800
Contact for reservations: email@example.com or 021 483 1948
For the Broke
Open air Jazz music and firework display, all for nada!
Where: V&A Waterfront
When: From 19:00
The Damage: R0.00!
For the Winers and Diners
Cocktails, bubbly toast, canapés and tapas plus quality tunes all at The Twankey Bar this NYE.
Where: Taj Hotel, CBD
When: Doors open 20:30
The Damage: R750
Contact for reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 819 2066
For the Alternative
Toast the New Year on top of Klapmutskoppie mountain. Dirtopia guides take you on a 9.75km marked hiking trail running through the Renosterveld Conservancy so you may see the sunset over Table Mountain.
Where: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm
When: Be at the trail centre by18h00
The Damage: R80, R40 for kids
Celebrate New Year’s twice – South African and Brazilian time- and wear white to this traditional-style party on Long Street.
Where: Cape To Cuba
When: From 19:00
The Damage: R150 at the door
For the Mellow
Enjoy a picnic in this incredible botanical gardens as you listen to the likes of Prime Circle and Elvis Blue. There will also be a cocktail bar.
Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
When: From 20:30
The Damage: R250
NIK RABINOWITZ SOLO COMEDY SHOW
‘Stand and deliver’ a new solo show by Nik Rabinowitz is an hour and a quarter of laughs. Not for over 14 yrs.
Where: The Baxter Theatre
When: From 22:00
The damage: R190