New Year’s Eve 2013 in Cape Town where will you party into the brand new 2014?


New Year’s Eve Dinner at Rick’s Café Américain (R175)
Say goodbye to 2013 with a fun and festive dinner and dance at Rick’s Café Américain in Gardens. Offering an international experience under one local Victorian roof, the Mother City Institution is a particularly great place for foreigners to usher in 2014.Party-goers can get into the celebratory swing with live jazz by The Alan Cameron Duo, bopping beats from the resident DJ, a welcome cocktail and a shot of chilled tequila (on the house). And to make sure all stomachs are well lined, the cover charge includes a drool-worthy appetizer platter. Rick’s extensive and impressive à la carte menu will also be available, as will some seasonal specials.
Tickets: The cover charge is R175p/p, and bookings can be made by calling +27 (0) 21 424 1100 or emailing info@rickscafe.co.za. Booking is essential as there are limited tables available.

New Year’s Eve at the Barnyard Theatre (R350)
Celebrate New Year’s Eve by singing along to summer tunes at the musical tribute show at the Barnyard Theatre in Willowbridge. Billed as the ultimate beach party, Surf’s Up draws on the biggest, sunshine-y hits from both decades passed and the true-blue present to put on an entertaining, unforgettable show. What better way to bid the year farewell than with a musical tribute that pays homage to the good-time guardians: think The Beach Boys, Mango Groove, Katy Perry and the classic tracks from the movie Grease. This special New Year’s Eve performance includes a welcome drink and a snack pack, and the bar and restaurant will be open for revellers who want to celebrate afterward.
Tickets: Tickets to the NYE show costs R350p/p and include a welcome drink and snacks.

Electric New Year’s Eve Ball with Carl Cox at the CTICC (R470)
Looking for a hot jol to ring in the New Year in Cape Town? Well look no further, dance club legend Carl Cox is heading to the Mother City to headline the Electric New Year’s Eve Ball, an all-out NYE opskop at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Known as the triple-deck master for his three-turntable approach, Cox set the tone in Cape Town clubs and beyond during the 80s and 90s with his iconic mixes, remixes and party tunes. While he’s the headline act for the NYE party, revellers can expect to see a slew of awesome beat-droppers and artists at this premier event.
Tickets: Tickets are available via Computicket.com, and costs vary according to ticket type. Click through to the event for more information on ticket prices.

Cape Philarmonic Orchestra (CPO) New Year Concert (R70-195)
Viennese New Year concert will be conducted by Richard Cock and the orchestra will play Strauss favourites.

New Year’s Eve Concert at Kirstenbosch (R290)
Toast to the start of the new year in Cape Town and party the night away to the sounds of dynamic duo Goldfish, acoustic guitar maestro Yoav and songstress Tailor. This eclectic trio is billed to perform live in concert at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2013. Taking place under starry night skies on scenic open lawns, the show invites audience members to bring along blankets, picnic baskets and bubbly, and usher in 2014 in a sophisticated but laid back style.
Tickets: Tickets for the NYE Kirstenbosch concert are available via Webtickets.co.za or from the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office and will set you back R290p/p (all ages).

New Year’s Eve Dinner at African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel (R495)
Usher in 2014 with a sumptuous, satisfying New Year’s Eve dinner at African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel’s elegant Savour Restaurant. The eatery is serving up a simply tantalising seven-course set menu within its classy, contemporary interior, making sure guests enter the brand new year in style. So, if you’re up for a bit of swank and sophistication, there’s no better place for your midnight toast than Savour Restaurant.
Tickets: New Year’s Eve dinner at Savour Restaurant costs R495p/p and bookings can be made either by calling +27 (0) 21 469 8000 or emailing reservations@15onorangehotel.com. Bookings are essential and full pre-payments are required to secure a reservation.

This sounds intriguing: see: New Year’s Eve Masked Ball at Five Flies Restaurant and Bar (31 December 2012) Keerom Street is just of Long Street and walkable from the Villa.
Tickets: Tickets for this lavish affair cost R600p/p and includes a four-course meal and a glass of bubbly. N.B. a deposit is needed to secure the booking. www.fiveflies.co.za

New Year’s Eve on Table Mountain (R70)
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cape Town on Table Mountain and bid farewell to 2013 from atop one of the official New 7 Wonders of Nature. This majestic mountain offers merrymakers the perfect perch from which to see the annual fireworks display at the V&A Waterfront while the rest of the Mother City parties down below at its feet. The Table Mountain Café will be open until 12:30am for patrons looking for a late-night bite to eat, but revellers can also simply bring along their own picnics, bubbly and other booze to enjoy while the year counts down; do note that no alcohol from home will be allowed into the restaurant. The last cable car will ascend at 11pm and bring visitors down at 1am.
Tickets: Tickets can be bought online via Webtickets.co.za R70

THE LOOP NYE 411 (R80)
Good Hope FM 411 at The Loop Nightclub, and what a better day to have it than New Years Eve. Heading the team is Tyrone Paulsen with Codax, Portia, EpicSA? supported by Ryan le Sar and Spectrum? Small warning, get here early, cause if I can remember anything from last year... IT WAS CRAZY

DECODANCE Shipwrecked NYE (R120)
Themed dance party, Win a boat trip from Cape Town Harbour for you and your mates on the night.

Cape Towns most unique party crews join forces with the added magic from the Cape Town Carnival to bring you a truly special New Years experience like no other.Tucked away near the famed harbour of Cape Town lies a hidden port, filled with dingy taverns, shady streets and wild dance halls. Strewn with dangerous minds, crazed loons, busty wenches, randy tarts, hardened freaks, rough riders, ropy rangers, lost souls and lingering glances. www.nuworldeve.co.za

Orphanage Emporium Studio 54 New Years Eve (R200)
Groovy disco dress is mandatory. Ladies, don your bellbottoms, glitter, lace, fur, jewels and feathers. And, gents think John Travolta Swag, afros, braces and open-necked shirts.Your live musical entertainment will be unparalleled the city over. Your Disc Jockeys on the night are JanuaryOne, Nick Matthews, Matthew Loots and Roy Hendrickse.

Boomerang New Years Eve Party (R350)
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cape Town at the much-anticipated party outdoor electronica festival of the year: the Boomerang New Year’s Eve Party – from 31 December 2013 to 2 January 2014. Known for its more intimate atmosphere (only 2000 are admitted) and vibrant energy, this New Year’s jol is definitely one for the books; aside from an enchanting venue (the party calls the West Coast Ostrich Ranch home), the epic three-day throw-down features international acts. Those attending can look forward to break-neck beats and tricked out visuals.
Tickets: Ticket information is yet to be released but keep checking in or subscribe to our newsletter to stay posted.

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Lisa moved from Chicago (USA) to Cape Town in late 2010, narrowly missing the FIFA World Cup. She had never traveled to the African continent and was ready for a new adventure!

Born in Tainan, the gourmet capital of the tropical island of Taiwan, Lisa has fond memories of family gatherings over endless feasts. She believes food is the common language to unite people, and loves to make new friends over shared meals.

Lisa founded Food and Chatter in 2012 out of her dream to connect people through food. After all, no matter which city you choose to live in, it is the people that make a place truly memorable!
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