It's all about the fireworks this New Year's Eve. PICTURE: Supplied

 If you’re still uncertain about your New Years Eve celebration, look no further. We’ve compiled a festivities guide of the trendiest locations around Cape Town that will make certain you ring in the New Year in absolute glamour and style.

Location 1: Shimmy Beach Club

After months of planning, Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town’s premier lifestyle venue has announced that they have secured Guetta Events FMIF (F*** Me I’m Famous!) for their legendary New Years Eve extravaganza.  

The top international headlining DJ line-up are high profile Electronic Dance Music artists hot off the scene of Ibiza.

If previous years are anything to go by, you can expect nothing but world-class style and glamour from the upcoming event. 

Date: 31 December 2016

Venue: Shimmy Beach Club, 12 South Arm Road. V&A Waterfront. Cape Town.

Time: 20:00

Cost: Tickets are available from R750.00

Tel: 021 200 7778

Email: [email protected]


Location 2: HQ Restaurant

Travel to a tropical paradise at this island-style New Year’s affair!

Delicious cuisine, great company and amazing music are the ideal remedy for the perfect celebration therefore join HQ for a night of fun themed around a tropical paradise.

Expect fabulous florals, palm trees and a dessert that will take you straight to paradise. All this memorable magic is set to go down on New Year’s Eve, make sure you are part of the fun!

Date: 31 December 2016

Venue: Headquarters Restaurant. Heritage Square. 100 Shortmarket Street. Cape Town.

Time: 19:00

Cost: R700.p/p (Booking is essential)

Tel: 021 200 7778

Email: [email protected]


Location 3: New Year’s Eve Concert at Kirstenbosch

Ring in the New Year while enjoying the hypnotic beats from South African music legend Johnny Clegg and pop rock collective Slow Jack.

These two famous acts will be performing live in concert at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016. Taking place beneath the starry night skies on the open lawn.

What a way to usher in 2017 in laidback style.

Date: 31 December 2016

Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Time: 20:30

Cost: R375.00


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Location 4: Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch

Usher in 2017 with simplicity at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch this New Year’s Eve.

Staying true to their farm-to-table way of life, the estate is hosting a family-friendly dinner at their newly renovated Werf with mouth-watering cuisine and live music. What more you one possibly ask for?

Date: 31 December 2016

Venue: Spier Wine Farm. R310 Lynedoch Road. Stellenbosch.

Time: 20:00 

Cost: R900p/p for adults and R250p/p for children under the age of 12

Tel: +27 (0)21 809 1100

Email: [email protected] 


Location 5: Whistle Stop at the Baxter Theatre

Celebrate the end of 2017 with a touching play starring Ameera Patel and Jaques de Silva. 

Whistle Stop tells the story of love and unspoken feelings in a heartfelt performance that earned a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award and a PANSA New Writer’s Award.

Date: 31 December 2016

Venue: Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. Baxter Theatre Centre.

Time: 22:30

Cost: R110p/p

Tickets are available:

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Location 6: Dinner at Villa 47

This New Year’s Eve at the Villa 47 you can have a classy dinner at the restaurant or party the night away in one of the trendiest bars Cape Town has to offer.

The three-story eatery will be hosting celebrations at each of its dining and entertainment venues to ring in the New Year.

Chef Clayton Bell is preparing a mouth-watering four-course dinner with cocktails on arrival and a complimentary bottle of MCC for two at Locanda.

If you’re looking for a more relaxed, laidback atmosphere then the Italian bistro on the ground floor is the better choice for your needs.

Date: 31 December 2016

Venue: Locanda, Villa 47

Time: 19:30

Cost: R750 – R1 500p/p

Tel: +27 (0)21 418 2740

Email: [email protected]



Location 7: New Year’s Eve at the Park Inn by Radisson

Looking for a classy and stylish way to usher in the New Year? Look no further!

The ultra-hip Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore is hosting two events to help you celebrate the end of the year.

Not only is cuisine at the Red Bar and Grill Restaurant (RBG), on par but the Roaring 1920’s-themed rooftop party at Harald’s Bar & Terrace, which is located on the sky-high 11th floor is sure to have guest creating memorable moments.

Date: 31 December 2016

Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore

Entry to the rooftop party costs: R895p/p

Five-course dinner costs: R850p/p 

Tel: +27 (0)21 427 8300 

Email: [email protected]


Location 8: New Year’s Eve Dinner at Kloof Street House

Make your way to Kloof Street House for a magical secret garden extravaganza for your New Years Eve celebration.  

If a seven-course dinner fit for royalty doesn’t captivate you then maybe complimentary entrance to the New Year’s Eve after-party at Asoka where guest will be transported to the venue via vintage shuttles from Kloof Street House will do the trick.

Date: 31 December 2016

Venue: 30 Kloof Street. Cape Town

Time: 12:00 until late!

Cost: R1550p/p

Tel: +27 (0)21  423 4413

Email: [email protected]